Cole is more like a pine tree because his strength didn't come from his friends or family it came from himself .Cole is like a leaning pine tree because he puts himself in danger and nearly gets himself killed several times.
Cole is a redwood because he try's to be big and strong but, in reality he is weak but Cole is embarrassed when Peter walks in but acts like Peter deserved it.
Cole is more like an pine tree, Redwood trees reach out to others, Cole doesn't like to reach out to others. A pine tree gets power by itself. Usually redwood trees grow big and strong, pine trees grow big too but not as big as the redwood trees.
Cole is more like a redwood tree. He's drawing strength from other people by telling the truth of what happened on the island. By letting that determine if his pain from the attack from the bear was a good punishment to not have to go to jail.
Great comment but, I don't believe that he's drawing his strength from others, he is more so, making himself stronger by making himself a better person independently
Cole is like a pine tree because they are tall and they are not that strong. When you go up to touch and pine tree their pine needles and sharp and that's how Cole is. In the article it says Five trees falling next to each other and this is how Cole life is right now.
Cole is a pine tree, because when Garvey and Edwin tried to help in the first chapter, he pushes away or "pokes" like a pine tree. But like a redwood is not as strong as they act. I think he is a mix.
In my opinion, i feel like Cole is more like a redwood tree. Redwood trees do not fall over if a large storm was hitting it because they work together to keep each other up. The author explains, "To Live and remain upright, redwoods work together." Cole used to be like a bad plant that hurts other until he left the island. Now he has Garvey, Edwin, and his mother who helps make him a better person. If he didn't have these people, he would still be that bad plant.
As author Kate Chandler says "five precipitously leaning pine trees" on the No Redwood Is an Island it means they can snap and fall down any second. Cole is exactly like that, He looks strong but on the inside he is weak. Just like the Pine tree, Cole can snap at any second and have a break down. Although he seems like the kid that wouldn't do that, he has weaknesses like anybody else.
I like what you say Kaitlin B but it is very rare that red woods "reach out" to other trees normally redwoods take from other trees.
Cole is more like a redwood tree. Chandler said,"Their roots only go down three to six feet but...." and redwood roots can spread out several hundred feet"(chandler). It reminds me of Cole because he going to different places like Alaska, Alaskan island, and Minneapolis.
I would say Redwood because he always wants to be the top and the best. It would help express himself from his anger.
In the article No Redwood Is an Island The author says," Each tranquilly majestic tree appears sufficient unto itself,but these redwoods actually draw strength from each other".
Cole got his strength from beating up Peter. He think he can beat the bear , but he cant beat the bear up even if he tried.
Cole is more like a Pine tree because it says in the article, "They have loosened slightly, probably in a late winter downpour" (Chandler). I think it could be Cole because when he was attacked by the bear and saw the baby birds he softened because he started to believe that the world could be beautiful.
I think Cole is like a Pine tree because he felt tough and confident against the bear. After the attack, he lays on the ground thinking to himself, he felt weak and scared afterwards.