Cole is like a redwood tree. It looks massive, big, and strong, yet redwoods are held together loosely by thin roots and shallow systems. Cole acts very tough and strong yet he is sensitive, weak, and scared underneath his thick skin.
Cole is like a redwood tree because he's always getting help from others. The redwood tree roots intertwine with other trees which helps them stay upright. The narrator said,'Winkel added that redwood roots not only spread a great distance, they also intertwine with those of other trees"(Chandler).
I disagree since Cole does get help from others, but he often don't accept the help.
Cole is more like a Pinewood because a Pinewood's roots don't grow out very far, and they don't grab onto anything for support, then they fall down. Cole is like a Pinewood since he falls down in life from not reaching out for help from others.
Cole is more like the redwood tree because he doesn't want to be alone. He wants to be connected to others, just like the roots of the tree. The article states, "... redwood roots not only spread a great distance, they also intertwine with of other trees" (Chandler).
Redwoods support each other, and Cole wants that too.
Cole is more like a redwood tree. The author says, " Even though they grow up to heights of 300 feet and can weigh more than one million pounds, these trees have a very shallow root system" (Chandler). Cole may be strong on the outside, but inside he can be fragile.
Even though Cole isn't all tough in the inside, he still acts like it.
Cole is more like a pine tree. Kate states, "Then I recall a Sunday talk I had heard explaining in more detail how redwoods's roots literally reach out to others" (Chandler). This shows redwoods reach out to others and Cole isn't good at reaching out or talking to others.
Cole is more like a Pine tree because Cole is always the same. Because Pine trees never change in any form of weather. Like Cole he always dose terrible things he knows he can change he just dose not want to.
I think Cole is more like a pine tree because in "No Redwood Is an Island," the narrator says,"...reigning over associated trees because of their overwhelming height"(Chandler). This is like Cole because according to the text, the pine trees are tilted and about to collapse just like Cole's life.
I disagree because Cole is getting many chances to rebuild his future.
Cole is more like a pine tree since, he is always relying on his parents to bail him out. He also is falling apart like the pine tree, in school and out of school he is a mess. Like when he beat up Peter for ratting on Cole. Peter got told by Cole,"You're a dead man"(Mikaelsen 7). After school was done he went outside, with anger Cole immediately started to beat him with his bare fists.
Cole is more like a pine tree. He needs people, such as his mom and dad to care for him. They don't care for Cole which makes him fall apart. The trees were supposed to hold each other up , but one is near falling over. "...holding each other up," (Chandler).
Cole is like a redwood because a redwood tree is strong and Cole acts like he's tough. Redwood's draw strength from each other and Cole feels strong when he beats up people and when they give him attention.
Cole is more of a Pine tree. For example, in paragraph 15 talks about inter-connecting roots. Winkel said, "the inter-connecting roots systems are the secret of their strength and teach us a great lesson... these magnificent giants simply could not make it alone." (Paragraph 15). As others are connected with family, Cole is a pine that is alone with no-one.
Cole is like a pine tree. Pine roots go deeper and don't connect with other roots, similar to how Cole acts out because his parents abuse him and he isn't friends with anyone.