I can connect him to growing grass because he is still growing and kind of learning from his mistakes. Even though he doesn't think that he is a furious kid but some do think he is a little brat.
I thinks the spirit bear also symbolizes Cole Because the one time Cole tries to hurt the spirit bear the bear attacks Cole, and does not stop until something else gets it attention.
Cole is like a pineapple because on the outside he's rough but on the inside he's soft just like pineapple. At the beginning the author stated, "Cole jumped on him again and started smashing his head on the sidewalk" (Mikaelsen 7).
I think Cole relates to bleeding and how you keep on bleeding, and Cole keeps on going to the detention center when he does something bad.
An object that can resemble Cole's life is the Spirit Bear. For example everyone is told to stay away from the Spirit Bear, and everyone is told to stay away from Cole. The bear is not dangerous if it trusts, and Cole is the same way. When the bear is threatened the bear will attack, and when Cole is threatened he will attack.
Cole's life is connected to my pen. Every time I use my pen the ink starts to "die". Every time Cole uses his anger it harms him. One day Cole's gonna use all his anger on something, like the bear, he could possibly get killed.