Cole is controlling his story right now because if he doesn't eat what he can find or drink the dirty water, he will die.
Cole is having a rough time,trying to coop with all the mishaps in his life. Cole has anger, rage, and regret. Cole is controlling his life by building off the blame of other people. Cole is full of rage, this rage is controlling him. As seen with him spitting at the Spirit Bear over, and over again.
Cole has control of his life in a weird way right now. He is on an island in the middle of Alaska where he is alone with only a bear who taunts him by showing his face and going away soon after. When Cole had a choice between jail or an island he chose the island because he doesn't want to go to jail. Then when he gets attacked by the bear he chose to live when most people would just sit there and die so in all Cole has a pretty good control of his life now.
Cole is controlling his story because he's making his own decision in life because he realized that no one cared about him.
Cole has the option to just give up and die or try to fight to live. Cole says, ''he didn't want to die yet''(Mikaelsen 83). By the end of the first half he has chosen to live by eating bugs, plants, and a mouse.
The decisions Cole makes right now such as eating bugs, drinking muddy water, and eating his own vomit show that he is determined to stay alive.
Cole is taking control of his life. After he gets mauled by a bear, he decides he needs food. So he takes control when he captures the mouse. The author writes, "Cole bit down, too, and a tiny bone crunched... The small skull crunched". Cole at this, because he needed food badly.
Cole is controlling his own story now because he is now fighting every instinct to give up and is trying to survive. An example of him fighting to survive is on page 85,"The long worm bunched up and squirmed to get free, so he brought it quickly to his mouth...".
Cole controls his life by choosing to survive rather than suffer and die. When he is left alone on an island he is attacked by a bear and in critical condition. instead of giving up he eats grass and dirty, muddy water. In chapter 11, The author writes, "Cole used his right hand to cup some muddy water from a puddle that had formed from the rain. He gently brought the water to his mouth and began to sip it." (Mikaelsen 90).
Cole is controlling his own story because he had to do things such as eating bugs, a mouse, and his own vomit to stay alive. This shows that he is controlling his own story because he has the choice to die but he chooses to live.
Cole is controlling his own story by staying alive. Once he finds out how beautiful life is, he wants to stay alive. Cole tries his best to get energy and keep going.
Cole is controlling his own story by only doing what he wants to do. He doesn't let anyone tell him what to do, even if it were to help him in the long run. One way Cole controlled his story is by picking circle justice over going to jail. Cole had said, "Going to an island had seemed like a good idea after being locked up for three months",(Mikaelsen55).
Cole is controlling his own story because he decided he want to live. For example the author says, "The long worm bunched up and squirmed to get free, so he brought it quickly to his mouth..." (Mikaelsen 85).
"Cole wanted to live and once again make choices" (Mikaelsen 84). Cole is controlling his story because he decides that he does want to live and make a new life for himself. In the beginning of Chapter 11, Cole shows how he wants to live by eating a mouse and his own vomit covered fish.