Cole makes poor and good decisions which leads to good and bad consequences. but he is in control of his choices
Why does cool make good and bad decisions?
Cole is controlling his life like he wants to.Cole doesn't listen to no one he also doesn't blame him self at all like when Cole said,"A bear with a half a brain would have turned tail and run. Instead, this dumb animal had attacked" (Mikaelsen 69).
Cole is controlling his own story by making his own choices, even if those choices are bad, or good hes still controlling his life. Cole also controls his life when the narrators says, "He wanted to live" (Mikaelsen pg83) this shows that Cole is controlling his own life, he could of just gave up on his life then, but he chooses to live.
Why did Cole decide to live doesn't he want to die since no one cares about him?
The reason that Cole wanted to live in that moment is when the narrator says, "In death there was no control, no anger, no one to blame, no choices, no nothing" (Mikaelsen 83) Cole wants to live so he can still have control.
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Cole is controlling his story because he was the one who got into trouble and now wants to change that.The narrator says, "From now on he would speak the truth, even if it meant going to jail" (Mikaelsen 111).
Cole is making his own decisions on how he wants to live and what he does. For example he decided to beat up Peter and to burn the only thing he had as shelter.
Cole is controlling his own story by making his own decisions either bad or good. He decides what he wants to do and no one can tell him what to do. In the text, the narrator says,"Rage controlled Cole's hand as he drew back, paused for a split second, and then flipped the lighted match inside the shelter"(Mikaelsen 25). This shows that he decided to burn the shelter and supplies even though he needed those things
Cole controls his life by making others afraid of him. He likes to make others scared of him. If he fails to make others afraid of him he gets angry. An example of this is when he attacks the spirit bear. The narrator said,"Cole found courage in the spirit bear's stillness. It must be scared. Why else would it just stand there instead of attacking? Cole found his smoldering anger ignite"(Mikaelsen 64)
Cole is controlling the story of his life by making bad decisions. Cole still thinks he's in power after getting attack by the bear. Cole loves having control of everybody and he loves it when people are afraid of him. The author says, "In death there was no control, no anger, no one to blame, no choices, no nothing"(Mikaelsen 83).
Cole controls his story by manipulating people. The narrator states, "Everyone thought he felt sorry for what he had done, and going to this island was his way of making things right" (Mikaelsen 5).
Cole is controlling the story of his life by the choices he make. Nobody is making good or bad choices for him, he is making them himself. For example, Cole chose to beat up Peter. "... he attacked him and started hitting him hard in the face with his bare fists" (Mikaelsen 7)
Cole is controlling his story his story with rage. In chapter 3 the narrator says, "Rage controlled his tight grip on the match." (Mikaelson 25). This shows us he is angry and that he is not in control.
Why rage? Doesn't he want to fix that?
When Cole first got to the island he thought it was everyone but his fault.
Cole controls his life by the choices he makes. Cole always wants to be in charge of everything such as when he burns down the cabin just because he got angry at Garvey and his Family.
Cole's actions control the story of his life. For example, instead of accepting the consequences of breaking into the store, he chose to attack Peter instead. The text states, "The kid, Peter Driscal, was a ninth grader Cole had picked on many times before just for the fun of it. Still, no one ratted on Cole Matthews without paying the price" (Mikaelsen 7). Cole's choices affect what is going to happen later in his life.
Cole choose to do wrong things with his life. Cole broke into, robbed and trashed a hardware store (page 6-7). After Peter Driscal told the police what Cole did, Cole beat up Peter and smashed his skull into the side walk which, left Peter with permanent mental damage (page 7). Later on Cole was attacked bay the spirit bear and almost died. after realizing the life and death if baby birds that died in a storm on the island Cole decided to live and seemed to want to be a better person if he was recused.
Cole is in control of his story even though he makes bad decisions that get him into trouble. He controls his life by making bad decisions and being in control. "Hey look at me! I'm Cole Matthews! i'm better than you." (Mikaelsen 68) By Cole saying that it makes him feel like hes in control and hes just better,