Hes not letting people help him by saying hes okay even when he cant even move hes slowly getting nicer over time learning that hes not able to control everyone.
I agree with you its just if he's becoming nicer how does he do that? Jonathon.
Cole is controlling his life by trying to not get overwhelmed and start a fight. In the novel the narrator says, ''Cole fought the urge to hit or shove the elder (Mikaelsen128)." Cole is trying to stop him self from fighting or putting someone in danger.
I agree with you, but now he is trying to control his anger because he realized that anger does not help you with your problems, if anything it causes more problems.
I think that Cole is changing his story by trying not to get angry easily, not pushing away from people, and that he's trying to take responsibility for his actions. Cole says, "I...I know now i was wrong,and I know I can't go back to the island after what I did. That's okay"(Mikaelsen 125)
I agree with you. I think Cole was trying to convince everyone that he was okay with any consequence!
He is controlling his life by making bad decisions and having to be brought to a remote island to learn from his mistakes. He learned that not everybody or everything would listen to him, like when he squished the caterpillar because it was to close to him. When the Spirit Bear started to appear Cole was nervous and said to the bear that you don't want to mess with me I'm Cole Matthews and everybody listens to me!
Good job, but you should also add the quotes.
I believe that Cole is trying to control his own story, the people from the Justice Circle don't believe him. The narrator say, " Cole thought for a moment. He could lie, and they would all believe him. Or he could tell the truth, and the would all think he still lied" (Mikaelsen 128). At the end Cole replies with," I saw a Spirit Bear, and I touched it" (Mikaelsen 128).
Cole is controlling the story of his life by talking in first person and telling his life/story to us readers. The book quotes "When my dad uses a belt on me, I know hes trying too hurt me. I see it in his eyes.The bear was different. it was just trying to protect itself because I tried to kill it" (Mikaelsen 120). That was Cole telling us his story of what happened and what he thinks.
Cole's anger used to control him, but now Cole is starting to learn how to control his anger. Garvey says, "Cole has will and courage but he also has ugly anger"(Mikaelsen 49).
i think that you did a great job at saying who said the quote. Like how you said "Garvey says,"
Cole is controlling his life when he is doing bad things. Like the author said, " Cole pounded Peter bloody" (Mikaelsen 6).But when part one ended Cole learned how to control his anger after the bear attack.
What did he do after he was attacked? How did he handle this situation all by himself?
Cole is controlling his life, because he decides what he does. Cole decided to beat up Peter which got him in jail. Cole decided not to listen to Edwin and Garvey and go try to attack the bear. Edwin says, "How would you feel if a bear made its den beside the stream?"(Mikelsen 17). Cole responds by saying,"I'd kill it" (Mikelsen 17). This shows that Cole doesn't care about anyone's help especially from a wise man.
How did this change by the end of part one once the bear finished its attack?
Cole is sharpening his knife so he can kill the spirit bear. Cole said, "I'll kill you!"(Mikaelsen 59). Cole is keeping the spear and knife by his side, so he is ready for the spirit bear when he attacks.
Cole chooses to make bad decisions and get into trouble just so he can prove no one can mess with him. Every time he gets into trouble he always blames it on someone else, as if he's not at fault. When Cole got attacked by the bear he blamed it on the bear as if it were the bears fault that it got scared and defended itself. The author said, "What luck Cole thought. To end up on and island with a stupid bear that didn't have enough brains to run away....They treated him like any other animal. Cole wanted to scream, "hey, look at me! I'm Cole Matthews! I'm better than you." (Mikaelsen 68). Cole needs to get better control of himself and take responsibility for his actions.