Cole wants to live his life truthfully now. #truth
Cole's anger use to take over him, but now that he learned how to manage his anger. The narrator said, "Cole wanted to live and once again make choices" (Mikaelsen 84).
Cole is not controlling his life not very good right now. Cole is not letting anyone help him out and he his letting his anger get to him. Cole is in the hospital because of his anger. And now he is letting people help him. In chapter 15 he didn't realize that everyone was trying to help him out.
Cole is controlling his life badly. by trying to kill the bear Cole made the conscious chose that he wants to be "on top"
Cole wants to live his life where he can let others help him. His mother was feeling bad for Cole, she hugged him, crying. The narrator explains, "Cole felt embarrassed but did not push her away. Instead, he placed his hands on her shoulders until she released him" (Mikaelsen 118). Before the island, Cole wouldn't let anyone care or help him, especially hug him. However, Cole didn't stop his mother from hugging him this time.
Cole was once full of rage and arrogant, but now he is learning to become more kind and patient. Cole now realizes that just because he had a abusive past doesn't mean he has to be anything like them."Mom said his parents beat him up,too.I don't ever want to have a kid and beat him up," (Mikaelsen 132)
Even though Cole can not control his at home life, he can control how he acts. Before Cole took things very hard and was filled with a lot of rage that was hard to control, but I think that he sees that he has control of hiss own life. He can control how he acts. We can tell Cole is changing when he says, "I'm wishing I would not have blown my chance on this island" (Mikaelsen 119). Cole is realizing that he could have acted right. Before he blamed things on others, only thinking of things he cant control.
Cole wants to live.The narrator said, "It coiled against his tongue as he bit it and started chewing" (Mikaelsen 85). The narrator said, "Cole felt the mouse squirming free, so quickly he brought his fist to his mouth" (Mikaelsen 88). Cole ate whatever his hand could reach to survive.
Cole controls the story of his life when he comes in contact with the spirit bear. When he came in contact with the bear he had no fear of what was going to happen because he thinks he can take him down. It is until he gets destroyed and is injured by the bear when we start to see a change. It was a very big change from Peter and the bear. It is the change of the bear being bigger than peter. He can't take on people bigger, but he takes on people smaller than him for people he can beat.
Cole is controlling his own life story by changing the way he thinks about things. He is doing this because he wants to change for the better. Cole explains that he wasn't lying when he says, "I wasn't lying." Deliberately he raised his hand and tossed the hair into the water. Beginning today he would tell the truth" (Mikaelsen 112). Cole is proving he wasn't lying and he didn't need to prove it to others, so he threw the clump of hair into the water.
Cole is controlling his life through anger right now. Ever since he was injured it seems like he has changed very little by little. I know this because Cole and his mom are going to try to get in a better relationship. The only thing Cole is angry about is his father because when he was in the hospital he never showed up, not even just to check on him. The Narrator says,"Cole's father had never once visited the hospital,nor had he chosen to be here today" (Mikaelsen115.) Also when Cole joined the cycle justice and everybody had to be there, well Cole's dad did not show up at all. Speaking of cycle justice, Cole even said he wanted to change.