Something that can symbolize Cole is a storm. Sometimes, you may not know its coming. Sometimes in Cole's life he doesn't know whats coming and neither does anybody else. Storms can also be frustrating, like Cole's life at certain times. They don't last forever. Cole's anger and hate won't last forever.
I could relate Cole's life and experiences to a piece of paper. It may sound silly, but its true. If you rip or crumple a piece of paper and tape it back together or try to straighten it out, yes it is fixed, but that piece of paper will never be the same. It will never go back to the way it was before. Just like Cole's life, all of his issues with family life and anger issues can be fixed, but they will always remain as part of his past, and he can't change or fix his past.
Cole is like fortnite. He has to fight to stay alive. He releases anger on other people, like in fortnite. Life has been hard for Cole and fortnite is hard to play.
I agree with Nathan because it is hard to play. It really is. The people that think they are so good at it could symbolize Cole's strength and toughness that he thinks he has, but really they have a soft side just like Cole.
I think that the spirit bear represents Cole. Edwin said,"We've hunted here since I was young, and so have my parents and their parents. There are no spirit bears around here"(Mikaelsen 111). It seems like the spirit bear is all in Cole's head but can hurt him in real life. The spirit bear seems to represent him while he was mad and show him what it was like when he hurt peter.
In the story we sensed out many different things that we could make out for Cole's life. When reading the story I can find trees symbolizing Cole, The reason I infer this is because Trees always seem to be standing tall and stern but Little roots make up these huge trees like how Cole's experiences made up Cole as a hard, and rude person.
Cole can be compared to a pencil. Cole starts out strong and sharp (just as a pencil does). Throughout the story, Cole's life gets duller and duller. He gets attacked by a bear, left on an island alone, swarmed by bugs and even eaten by seagulls. Every time a pencil gets flat, someone has to sharpen it. As Garvey comes to save Cole from the island on page 99, this symbolizes him sharpening Cole back up. But Cole can't just get sharpened and fixed. Cole has to erase all the mistakes he has made in his life. Just as someone would erase the mistakes they have made on their paper.
Cole's life is like hot and cold water. When the water is hot Cole is angry, and when the water is Cole is normal.
I think Cole can be resembled to an iceberg. I say this because Icebergs are very big, but you only see a little part of it you only see what the iceberg wants to show you. The rest of it is hiding underneath the water. This symbolizes Cole because on the outside Cole acts big and hard, but he doesn't show what is underneath that "hard shell".
Cole is like a leech because he depends on others to survive. Leeches suck blood from people to survive and when Cole is almost dead Garvey saves him
Cole can be related to a flower. I say this because comparing a flower and Cole are almost similar. Once the flower dies it doesn't grow back until you plant a new one and start new. Same with Cole, his feelings and ideas die out he has to start new because of the poor choices he has done that he did not want to do.
i think Cole's life could be represented as a habitat, when there is more animals the habitat becomes bigger but when there isnt any animals its lonely and the lonely habitat represents Cole
Cole's life has layers, so does the cake and in Jenga. Cole had difficult times in his life. Every time he made a bad decision the more difficult his life became. He only thought of the bad layers and never the fun ones. All the bad layers made him mad and he thought no one respected him. When he changed his perspective of things he realized he has a reason to live and he never gave up.
I think the Spirit Bear's fur symbolizes Cole changing. When Cole lets the wad of fur disappear into the water, it's like he's letting his anger side of him go(at the end of part 1 in the story page 112). In the story Edwin had said that anger was a memory never forgotten"(Mikaelsen 112).