Many who read it strongly disagree, and feel that the tone is much more severe, and alludes to a drunken and abusive father. Our surroundings and other people only affect us if we let them for good or for bad. Most people believe that heart disease and train accidents do exist Chopin 157. Garvey says his bouts of depression keep getting worse. It would be a shame to miss out on such a fantastic novel about survival, healing, and forgiveness. I teach students with Intellectual Disabilities that are high school students, but are at an upper elementary reading level. As the book goes on, you start to learn a bit about Cole's past.
Touching Spirit Bear Summary Cole Matthews is a teenager with a troubled childhood. He reveals how they drink a lot and feel that nothing he does is good enough for them. This novel proves that anything can be achieved if you have courage, self-confidence, determination, motivation and a whole hearted effort. The faith lost is irretrievable. People were tired of having to pay for his anger in their community. It is only after he gets m Cole Matthews is an angry teen who has been caught stealing and fighting for years.
Theme Analysis For my theme analysis, I picked three themes and then gave examples from the book that really showed that these themes were shown in the book. The main character, Cole, is unlikeable right from the beginning when he smashes Peter's head into the sidewalk. Posted: the things in the docility which they carried on touching the. Cole is being sent to an island in southeast Alaska as a punishment for violently beating up Peter Driscall, the boy who reported to police that Cole robbed and ransacked a hardware store. A native of Minnesota, he had been in the juvenile justice system for quite some time, and his wealthy and well-connected parents usually would get him out of trouble with the law. At the end of the chapter he finally finds out how to be invisible which is to clear your mind.
This guide includes comprehensive study of the novel, and covers many standards through in-depth reading and analysis of the novel, and leaves students with a true appreciation for the themes of the book, as well as a grasp of the many skills this guide addresses. This section contains 1,237 words approx. Peter and Cole then became more friendlier and Cole realized he still needed to learn too. I'm that bad instructor who didn't finish reading the book before using it in a course! The fearlessness of the bear is the final factor that makes Cole understand just how weak and vulnerable he is. Throughout the book I had times where I would hate Cole, but over time I started to appreciate the character. As Cole imitated the breaching of the humpback whale, he thought of this insight.
The tale then, ends up with the murder of Coyote by Bear. He carves an eagle and then a wolf. For that reason the spirit in each of us differs in some way, and as we all face our individual challenges our spirits are also therefore individually affected. Then when Peter came to the island, he beat up Cole, and he felt what Peter felt. He is banished to an island which I thought was a little far-fetched, I mean, would you send a juvenile delinquent to an island all alone for a year and trust them to survive on their own? For example, if a bully hurts someone, the bully's friends might be ok with that. Or have seagulls eat your flesh while you're alive.
Quote from the text cited appropriately D. The insight provided in Touching Spirit Bear is awesome. He is mauled by the Bear after Cole attempts to kill it, and lies on the island alone until some members of Circle Justice come to check on him. Make a list of the ways Jimmy fulfills this role. But then he sees the spirit bear, which quickly disappeared.
He feel sympathy for Cole and he taught Cole the things he need to do to survive on the island. This approach to positive thinking as a tool for personal growth was an essential point in Cole's development that allows him to approach his time of isolation on the island with excitement rather than resentment or boredom. Cole has a warm heart inside but because of his parents and some problems such as not having friends and not having the place where you feel comfortable. Chapter 6: Cole was thinking about the meetings with the Circle Justice. What role does the Spirit Bear play? He changes into an honest, hardworking, reflective and trustworthy person.
Cole does not seem to have any control of the unforgettable emotion, anger. Also when he tried to kill the Spirit Bear, the bear attacked him. When he got into trouble he would manipulate everyone into thinking he was sorry but he never really meant it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. He changed from just giving Cole an opportunity to go to Circle Justice, to giving life lessons and protecting him on the island for a couple of days. Paragraph 2: First Body Paragraph A. I think the book allows you to watch a character develop and become a better person.
Instead of jail time or being send to a special home, Cole is offered Circle Justice: a system based on Native American traditions that Touching Spirit Bear, written by Ben Mikaelsen Paperback, 289 pages. Garvey Peter witnessed Cole break into the hardware store and told the police. This story contains violence, graphic bloody scenes, but teaches about the human heart and how we are truly the captains of our emotions and heart. The amount of trust Garvey and Edwin had in Cole was nonsensical. Even so, the Circle Justice decides to give Cole a second chance on the island.