Edward Bloor

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  • Edward Bloor Quotes

    of the shore” (Andre Gide). This quote describes the main character, Paul, in Edward Bloor’s novel. He has trouble not only with what he sees and how to cope, but what he doesn’t see. Erik is Paul’s older brother and he finds great joy in agonizing him. Erik is one of the characters that contrasts to Paul and his eyesight. He sees what Paul does not and vice-versa. What the author is trying to provide the reader with with the motif of sight is that physical vision does not yield you from seeing the good or bad in a person. Paul may be classified as visually impaired but he can see much more than someone like Erik who is not followed around with an IEP. Paul can see many things such as the koi being taken right under Mr. Costello’s nose. Of course, nobody believes him because he’s “blind” and “can’t see anything”. Paul just quietly thinks to himself “There goes another one of you koi , Mr. Costello.” (page 64). This quote from the book shows how Paul has to keep some things to himself and laugh at everyone who doesn’t believe him. Another thing that Paul sees is a vital part to end of the story. He watches in terror, after football practice from behind the bleachers, Erik and Arthur kill Luis Cruz. It didn’t happen immediately but it caused…

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  • Edward Bloor Tangerine Theme Analysis

    Have you ever had that moment in your life when the truth about something, ‘’set you free?’’ Well this book is all about that. The themes of ‘’Tangerine” by Edward Bloor is seeing and the truth. Paul faces many things in his life, which all revolves around those themes. The main character had a traumatic experience when he was young, so he completely blocked out the memory and forgot all about it. Little by little, Paul pieces his memory together. Ironically, Paul sees the truth about others,…

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  • Tangerine By Edward Bloor: Character Analysis

    The true intention of life has been a mystery, with many ideas and interpretations. The concept of life never staying stagnant is one to remember. Tangerine, a novel written by Edward Bloor, revolves around Paul Fisher. Paul is a handicapped 7th grader who has experienced a plethora of changes. For instance, the motif of brotherhood running throughout the novel has changed Paul. But, his brother Erik is what morphed Paul from a cowering sibling to a confident human being. Tangerine states Paul…

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  • Character Analysis Of Paul In Tangerine

    “It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”-J.K Rowling. We often get to choose what we do and we have to deal with the consequences of our choice. Tangerine is filled with choices and more often than not it is Paul Fisher who had to deal with the repercussions.The Novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor is about Paul Fisher, a shy boy who comes from a dysfunctional family, that moves from Houston, Texas to Tangerine, Florida. Paul is a legally blind, but he doesn’t…

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  • Analysis Of Edward Bloor's Tangerine

    “I’ve always been afraid of Erik. Now I get to be afraid of Erik and Arthur.” When scared or afraid of someone stand up to them even though it may be difficult. As life gets more difficult, as in novels, challenging circumstances may occur, but individuals build up the courage to stand up to their problems. In the book “Tangerine” by: Edward Bloor, Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses. But he’s not so blind that he can’t see that there are some very unusual things about his family’s…

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  • Short Essay On Tangerine

    Swoosh- there goes another ball into the net, Tangerine Middle gets the win. Who knew from changing schools, to a new soccer team can lead to numerous deaths. In Tangerine By: Edward Bloor, Paul Fisher knows, when a deadly disaster occurs at Lake Windsor everything changes. Author Edward Bloor lived in Trenton, New Jersey before attending Fordham University in New York, and now resides in Florida. He has penned books titled: Crusaders, StoryTime, and Soccer, Tangerine, and Me, which are all…

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  • Conflicts In Tangerine

    In Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, many decisions and choices lead to conflicts and consequences. Paul is a middle school kid who plays soccer and has coke bottle glasses. He doesn’t live such a normal life considering that his brother is evil and does very bad things and isn’t just your ordinary older brother. Paul makes many decisions over long periods of time, since he was born, but all these decisions have not gone his way. They even make his life worse. First off, Paul, the main character,…

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  • Tangerine Erik Fisher Character Analysis

    student Mike Costello so can we all take a moment in silence for him.“ You can hear all of the normal sounds you would hear: whimpering, sobbing and crying. But one sound stood out among all of the sound: laughter. Everyone stopped what they were doing and all looked up directly at Erik Fisher and Arthur Bauer. One teacher walked up and called them two careless, demon-like students. Everyone at the announcement was thinking. How can two students be so selfish and uncaring on this planet…

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  • Analysis Of Tangerine By Edward Bloor

    Choices Has someone else's choice impacted another's life? Choices impact many people, even if that do not make the choice. One example is Tangerine by Edward Bloor. Paul and other characters are faced with many problems, and they all affected Paul in someway, they helped him reveal his memories. Paul and his family's choices impact Paul by changing his life, forming his self-concept, and affecting his relationships. A choice made by Paul affects himself by helping him realize he is more than…

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  • Examples Of Ableism In Tangerine By Edward Bloor

    Have you, or someone you know, ever been a victim of ableism? Ableism is the discrimination in favor of able-bodied people. Paul Fisher suffers through ableism. Paul along with his brother, Erik, mother and father moves to Tangerine, Florida. It this little town many odd occurrences happened, some of them unbelievable. Lightning striking the same place twice, impossible. An underground fire burning for years, just a myth. Or are they? Paul FIsher leads us through his adventures of middle school,…

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