I'm not sure about him. Cole is such a well-written character, and all that he goes through is incredible. Instead of going directly to jail, Cole was given an alternative: a one-year banishment to a remote Alaskan island. At the beginning what they said about his past was very vague, and then, when they went into it a little deeper, I was still left with questions. Since Cole went as far as smashing his head repeatedly against the sidewalk, Peter's injuries have left him with a speech problem and vivid nightmares. So, Cole did everything he could do to stay alive. Being sent to a remote Island in Alaska was a Native American tradition that provided healing for people in criminal situations.
Cole tries and tries and tries, yet he can't seem to achieve 'invisibility'. His anger has taken him too far this time, though. This was his only alternative to going to jail. I don't know, my students 50% of whom are First Nations really like it. The white colour phase may be due to the inheritance of a single gene for hair colour, but other more complex genetic mechanisms may be involved. Archived from on August 4, 2013.
Cole … and Peter end up being friends, or at least okay with eachother and Cole ends up changing a whole lot. White spirit … bears are not albinos. شربیانی if we were just judging the first half of this book, the rating would be higher. 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? Okay, so, after they take him to the island, they build him a nice cabin and leave him there. Hardly a chapter goes by without a mention of him. Either way the challenge to the justice system is to look at community issues with community involvement. This is to Ben Mikaelsen´s novel Touching Spirit Bear is about a 15 year old boy named Cole.
As an alternative to a jail term, Cole is offered a chance to take responsibilty for his assault on Peter. . She insists that no one in the circle speak unless they hold a feather, and while at the beginning she portrays the air of an impartial and confident leader, when Cole's case becomes more challenging towards the middle of the book, she is portrayed as frustrated and unable to make sense of the situation. Cole has many internal conflicts including fear, anger, and loneliness throughout the novel. This experience helps Cole see there is beauty around him, and he thinks he can die content. As a teen in , he taught himself to swim and dive, and took flight and skydiving lessons. This color variant is due to a unique recessi … ve trait in their gene pool -they are neither albino nor related to polar bears.
After he goes to the hospital he goes back to the island and everyone lived happily ever after the end. Mattews abuses Cole regularly because he had abusive parents in the past. He corners him and beats him senseless. Garvey walked thoughtfully around the overturned bed, than headed back toward the door. The story tells of a boy, Cole, who has an extremely misguided life due to his family situation.
Cole learns to control that anger, and in doing so, he learns how to take responsibility for his actions and care for others. And since Cole was the only character in it at least half the time, this made me not like that book. After rehab, he is given a second shot at the island. In the end, Cole helps not only himself, but also the young man that he once so brutally attacked. This caused him to reconsider and think about his life and what he had done to Peter.
He beats up one of his classmates, a boy named Peter, and as a result of this beating, Peter has permanent damage. Cole plays along with the sentence. Peter Driscal - A skinny red haired ninth grader who always get picked on by Cole Matthews. I would recommend this book for anyone who has a interest in survival and definitely not someone who can't handle dead animals and bloody, gory stuff. It takes some doing, but eventually Peter and Garvey join Cole.
Both parents were alcoholics and his dad was abusive, while his mom turned the other cheek. And in a book aimed at ten year olds??? Chapter 18: They danced again, and Edwin showed Cole a rock and told him that set down the rock and roll it down the hill, imagine his anger rolling away. I found this book to be very far fetch and unrelateable to suburban teens. I don't usually like setting scenes and authors explaining everything, but t Touching Spirit Bear was a roller coaster of emotions. He was given a choice to either have a chance to heal by joining circle of justice or go to prison.
However, Cole repeatedly sees the bear in his first few days on the island. Through out the year almost all of my kids read it and usually in a day or two. He wasn't sent to school until the fourth where he was for his. Cole regrad about all of it so the next day he went to do everything himself, when he started to go back , he saw something large white shape disappearing into the tall trees below. Even so, the Circle Justice decides to give Cole a second chance on the island.