Cole controls his decisions and what actions he takes. "Beginning today, he would tell the truth. His words would become his only proof" (Mikaelsen 112).
Cole is deciding his story by choosing to life over death. In the book, it says, "Cole grunted angrily-he didn't want do die yet... Suddenly, in that moment, Cole made a simple decision. He wanted to live," (Mikaelsen 83.)
Cole is controlling his story because he is doing all these bad things like fighting. His anger is controlling everything he does and gives himself a bad reputation. For example, when he beats up Peter. The context says,"With anger that had been brewing all day, he attacked him and started hitting him hard in the face with his bare fists"(Mikaelsen 7).
Cole controls his life by starting to take the blame for his own actions. In the text Rosey is fixing up Cole's wounds and Garvey says sorry for getting Cole into this mess but, Cole responds by saying, "My fault!" (Mikaelsen 105). Which is showing that Cole has finally owned up to what he has done.
As we notice Cole's changing views and actions after the bear attack, we can conclude that he's controlling his life in a positive way. On page 105 Cole is in a hospital with Edwin and Garvey, when Garvey confronted Cole about the attack he said, "My fault!". This is an important part in the book, because this shows that he is taking blame and changing for the better.
Cole is controlling the story of his life right now. Because of his actions he was brought to the remote island. Later, he got attacked by a bear and right after the attack he just wanted to give up on life. Then the author says, "He wanted to live" (Mikaelsen 83). This shows he is controlling his life right now by wanting to and trying to live.
He is taking control by controlling his anger. When he's on the island he can make decisions for himself. "he was strong enough to not blame anyone else. He could admit that he was no longer in control, and he knew he could tell the truth" (Mikaelsen 129).
He is controlling his life by making his own decisions ,and when he's on the island he has no one to tell him what to do or not to do. In page 83 the narrator says,"In death there was no control, no anger, no one to blame, no choices, no nothing. To be alive was to have a choice"(Mikaelsen 83). in that quote Cole ended up choosing to live with no one to help make that decision.
Cole is controlling his story by willingly going to the island to help his anger issues, and changing his views on his life. the narrator says,'' Cole blinked and took a breath, as if he were awakening''(Mikaelson 96). This shows that Cole is now seeing all the beauty in life. The narrator also says,''But the past was another time and another life that Cole could never recapture- and didn't want to''(mikaelson 97). This shows that Cole does not want to go back to his past life and wants to start over again. Overall Cole is changing the way he views things and does things in life.
Cole is trying to survive after getting attacked from the spirit bear. After getting beaten by the bear, the narrator says "In that moment, Cole realized how badly he wanted to live." (Mikaelsen 89) #suffering
My evidence is that on page 83 in the last paragraph, the author quotes ''He wanted to live.In death there was no control, no anger, no one to blame, no nothing." This shows that Cole is controlling his life by making a decision that he wants to live.
Cole is controlling his story by telling the truth when Edwin did not believe him about the spirit bear. The narrator says Cole said " I don't need to prove anything. I'm telling the truth" (Mikaelsen 111)
Cole is changing and realizing his actions were wrong, on page 105 when he was talking about the bear attack to Edwin and Garvey, he said, "My fault!" while shaking his head.
Right now Cole is controlling his anger by starting to realize all that he has missed out on by always being aggressive an he is starting to open up to everything in the world and become more calm of a person. For example on page 97 of "Touching Spirit Bear" by Ben Mikaelsen the narrator states "He knew only the moment, and this moment he was alive, the most alive he had ever felt." This is proof to us that Cole is truly awakening and opening up to the people and world around him.