I think Cole is more like a pine tree because he didn't topple.
In the article the author states the pine trees hadn't toppled. "...I wondered why all of our pine trees hadn't toppled" (Chandler). This reminds of Cole because he hasn't toppled.
I think Cole is more like a pine tree because pine trees roots are more shallow into the ground and can easily be knocked over by wind. Why i think a pine tree because Cole is easily angered just like how easy it is for a pine tree to be knocked over by wind.
Cole is more like a pine short tempered, short like the pine and in a storm the tree falls like his emotions in the Socratic circle.
Short like a pine, his temper is short. Like the pines shallow roots, Cole has shallow thinking, meaning he does not think he does.like in the book he doesn't hesitate to attack the bear.
Cole is more like a pine tree. This is because to be a redwood tree you should not be alone and would have support. The narrator says,"His mom acted like a scared Barbie doll, always looking good but never fighting fighting back or standing up to anyone. His dad was a bullhead drinker with a temper"(Mikaelsen). Cole has no support around him for him to be strong and not act the way he is. The pine trees fall cause they are not supported by much that's why Cole is acting like this. he has no one by his side.
Cole is more like a Redwood tree because as it says in the text, "Pacific storms do not knock over redwood trees." Cole has been through so much but he has not been broken, and he is always wanting to be the toughest. Even after the bear attack he crushed a worm to get the feeling of power over the small helpless animals.
Cole is characterized as a pine tree because it says "It appeared as if one more vigorous spring rain, and the trees would topple" (Kate Chandler paragraph 3). Once Cole goes back to Alaska if something bad happens to Cole he could die or be severely hurt
How does this have anything to do with a pine tree?
What kind of things did he do?
Cole is more like a pine tree a pine because the trees don't do the inter-connecting root system to help them stay together, and Cole doesn't think he needs anyone to help him or keep him together.
Cole is more like a redwood tree because redwood trees are strong and tall, like Cole
Also Cole is not knocked down very often, neither are redwood trees.
Cole is more like a pine tree because in the article the author says, "...These redwoods actually draw strength from each other" (Chandler).
Cole is more like a pine tree because he has no one to bring him strength like a redwood tree.
The author states, "Most engineers would tell you this shallow root system still would be impossible to keep the redwoods intact and protected against strong winds and floods," (Chandler). Cole is like a redwood tree because he isn't intact with anybody.
Cole is more like a pine tree because he blocks people from helping him.in the article No Redwood is an island the author says "On 301,collapsed pines blocking the road were so numerous they looked like pick-up sticks tossed in a heap(Kate Chandler)."This is like Cole blocking the road to a better life.
Cole is quick to anger just like a pine is quick to fall in the wind.
He is like a redwood tree because in the article it says,"Pacific storms do not knock down redwood trees," (Chandler 11). This is like Cole because Cole is a strong person and is tough.
I think Cole is more like a pine tree because pine trees have shallow roots, and could be knocked over by the wind pretty easily Cole is usually angered really quickly,and redwood trees are mostly always supported by working together, but Cole doesn't have anyone to support him.