I would say Cole's biggest challenge moving on with his life would probably be his anger. He can't control his rage when he is angry, so this might make Cole's life harder to get through.
His biggest challenge is to control the anger and the hate. All the anger and hate have brought him to where he is now. Over time he needs to learn how to control this.
I think the biggest thing Cole has to worry about is change. Cole can't go back and change the past, but he can change the future. Cole has to worry about Peter, his parents, the police, jail and so much more. He has a lot on his shoulders right now, and balancing it all is going to be hard.
Cole hardest challenge in life is not getting so angry over little things that don't matter.
Cole's biggest challenge is to control his anger. Cole gets mad easily and can rage over small things, like when he smashed peter's head in to the cement. "Cole jumped on him again and started smashing his head against the the sidewalk."(Mikaelsen 7)
I say that people believing him would be the biggest challenge because he has always lied to people and hurt them so they will still think he is lying after the island. Peters lawyer said,"He's provoked he can't be trusted"(Mikaelsen 46).
I would say that Cole's biggest challenge right now would be regaining other people's trust, and really trying to show that he has changed. He tries to do this when he's talking to Garvey about the spirit bear attack. When Garvey doesn't really believe Cole, Cole starts to bring the clump of fur out of his pocket, but then stops. He then says, "I don't need to prove anything. I'm telling the truth" (Mikaelsen 111). Cole decides that It doesn't matter if people don't believe him, as long as he knows inside that he is telling the truth.
I believe Cole's biggest problem from moving on in life is his past experiences. When Cole is finished getting patched up by Rosey, he would then drift off into sleep. Cole begins dreaming of his parents saying nasty things to him, " Everything they have done for Cole had faded and they laughed at him... You fool (Mikaelsen 106). Also Cole dreamed of his parents saying "Why should we do anything for you?" (Mikaelsen 106) The reason believe this is Cole's biggest challenge is because these memories will never fade and they will always effect him.
I think the hardest thing to move on with for him would be his past. When Cole was almost dead, lying on the ground, he asks himself how much beauty he had missed. He probably regrets all the things hes done in the past now that he is changing his ways and how he acts.
Cole's biggest challenge is figuring out how to change his actions. He took a while to make better decisions. He now knows not to fight Peter and calm down.
Cole has many challenges in his life. Aside from being physically hurt his biggest challenge in his life will most likely be to show people that he has finally changed and that he is a truthful man. Cole says, "Whatever happens now, I'm done being mad." (Mikaelsen 110). The Narrator also states, "Today things would change. From now on he would speak the truth, even if it meant going to jail." (Mikaelsen 111).
Besides Cole's condition, the things that he is facing on with his life is how he attacked Peter and the same is happening to him but with the Spirit Bear. Also he is facing problems trying to move on because of the attack from the Spirit Bear. He has barely any power left in his body."Cole felt desperately weak," (Mikaelsen 79)
I think Cole's biggest challenge moving forward is if he has to serve a prison sentence or not. He just got mauled by a bear and is being brought back for help with his body but that doesn't prove if he deserves to go back to the island or serve in prison. It is going to be confusing once he gets healed to see if he has to serve a prison sentence or go back to the island. Garvey said," When your released... you'll still be facing a jail term"(Mikaelsen 110). Garvey is saying that he thinks he will have to face a jail term and that he won't be going back to the island. The hearing circle might make him go back go back to the island but they don't know at this point in the story.
I also agree with Nathan,The reason I support him is because in the early chapter of the book we can find Cole always in denial. Before he was sent to the island he didn't care about life or death. Just didn't want to be with his bad, abusive parents.
Cole's biggest challenge is the positive changes he's making. However, he has to deal with his past actions. When he's released from the hospital he has to deal with his parents, the law or jail,etc.