Cole is making his own decision and making up his own mind not caring what anyone thinks. He chose to beat up Peter on his own, and even though students were pulling him away, he continued to smash Peters head into the gravel. This leads him to to be sent to a remote island due to his behavior.
Cole controls the story by smashing peter`s head in the side walk and throwing the stick at the bear and getting attacked.
At the beginning of part one cole wasnt as good at controlling his story, but after a couple of weeks on the island and encountering the bear he has turned into more of a dynamic character. Mikaelsen writes, " How much beauty had he missed in his lifetime" (Mikaelsen 97). This shows how coles characterization is changing and that being on the remote island has helped him change, and learn his lesson.
Cole is controlling his story because he is the only one who can change his midset. I know Cole changed his midset when he said," Beginning today he would tell the truth"(Mikaelson 112).
Cole is controlling his life now by not giving up after being beat up by the spirit bear. In the story the author says,"Cole wanted desperately to live..."(Mikaelsen 89). This shows Cole is not like he was before because he did not care if he died when he entered the island.
Cole is controlling himself in positive ways. Cole is realizing he needs to take responsibility for his own actions.On the last page of chapter 12, the author says, "Cole forced a nod... I am okay, he grunted again. He wants to fix the mistakes he had started.
Cole is controlling his story by telling the people around him what he is going to do and if they don't believe him then that is that. He say, "His words would be my only proof"(Mikaelsen 112). This shows that Cole is controlling his own story and won't anyone tell him otherwise.
Cole controls his story by going from a bad kid and very hurtful person to a brand new Cole."How much beauty had he missed in his lifetime?How much beauty had he destroyed"(97). After Cole got attacked by the bear he was laying on the ground and realized what he has missed throughout his life.
I thin that Cole is controlling his behavior. At the end of part 1, he decides to leave his only piece of proof, because he wants to tell the truth. In the story, it says, "Beginning today, he would tell the truth. His words would become his only proof"(Mikaelsen 112). This shows that he's making his own decisions, and he wants to change.
Cole controls his own story by making his own decisions. On page 83 Cole thinks,"he didn't want to die yet". This shows that he will not let the pain from the bear attack to control him by letting it kill him. Instead, he chooses he wants to live and he will do anything to live.
Cole controls his own story by the actions he makes and what he decides to do in certain situations. Cole does, "...he attacked him and started started hitting him hard in the face with his bare fists." (Mikaelsen 7). He wanted to beat up Peter, because Peter told on Cole. Cole didn't need to beat up Peter, but he decided to do it anyway.
Cole is controlling the story of his life by what he does to get there. First fights Peter during the fight Cole is obviously winning. "Cole jumped on him again and started smashing his head against the sidewalk." (Mikaelsen 7) Then Cole goes on a boat to a remote Alaskan island and tries killing a spirit bear which doesn't end well.
Near the end of part one in the book, 'Touching Spirit Bear,' Cole starts to control his life by making the right decisions. The author says, "Beginning today, he would tell the truth. His words would become his only proof"(Mikaelsen 112). On the island, Cole realizes all of his mistakes he had made and wants to make things right.
Cole is controlling his story by, at the beginning of the story Cole made bad decisions like, the fight with Peter,but when he is sent off to the remote island his decisions get more and more mature and in the thinking state Cole needs to think of what's going to happen next.
(commentary) I know Cole is the only one who can change his mindset because before Cole always blammed other People for his mistakes like blamming Peter for not knowing how to fight but now cole realizes he doesnt need to lie or blame other people he will take the blame.
Cole is now starting to control himself and not letting his anger control him, which changes his mindset. Cole now also begins to see that telling the truth is more important than telling lies. I know this because the author says," Today things would change. From now on he would speak the truth, even if it meant going to jail,"( Mikaelsen 111).