The scientific name of the spirit bear is Ursus americanus kermodei. Chapter 6: Cole thought about the Circle Justice meeting and it made him angry, Cole also reminded his past about how his dad hit him and his mother retreated him. For example, Cole often spits at others when he feels threatened. As he is able to control his emotions, he is able to control himself, and once he controls himself, he is able to take responsibility for his actions. This quote shows that in Cole's eyes, he seems to be dynamic, changing from a foe into a friend. Ben Mikaelsens novel Touching Spirit Bear is about a 15 year old boy named Cole.
Throughout the course of the novel, Cole undergoes a radical transformation. She is also resourceful since she works by herself in the tiny town of Drake, Alaska where the Tlingit Indians live. Instead of typical justice, which punishes, Circle Justice is meant to heal. His anger has taken him too far this time, though. . Obviously by the title and name there would be a bear in it. The attack puts Peter in the hospital and results in permanent physical damage.
You learn his father beat him. Garvey walked thoughtfully around the overturned bed, than headed back toward the door. Cole even spits at the Spirit Bear. It is only after he gets mauled close to death by a mysterious bear of Native American legend that he begins accept responsibility for his actions and change for the better. This book can reach so many youth and families. I'm that bad instructor who didn't finish reading the book before using it in a course! Being sent to a remote Island in Alaska was a Native American tradition that provided healing for people in criminal situations.
The exposition of the story is when the setting and characters are introduced. In fact, Cole had to build a whole new one. Peter actually goes on the island with Cole. He has very little flesh left on his chest and he bit a hole through his tongue. I now see it in a whole new light since reading Touching Spirit Bear.
He then spots the spirit bear and tries to kill it because it is not afraid of Cole. Even though he didn't realize it at the time, the at. It doesn't necessarily punish the wrongdoer. Cole plays along with the sentence. He is sent to an island in Alaska, completely on his own. After stealing from a hardware store, Cole's classmate, Peter Driscal, tells authorities about the crime. The amount of trust Garvey and Edwin had in Cole was nonsensical.
There's a sort of sketchy thread about the importance of forgiveness where it's sort of implied that Cole should, y'know, stop blaming his father for abusing him. And it does not fear him. Cole hears from Edwin that Peter has become suicidal, and Cole insists that if Peter could only come to the island, he, too, could experience the life-changing environment that Cole has experienced over the past winter. He beats up one of his classmates, a boy named Peter, and as a result of this beating, Peter has permanent damage. Hardly a chapter goes by without a mention of him. I didn't like this book. However, It is only after he gets mauled close to death by a mysterious bear that he begins accept responsibility for his actions and change for the better.
Yes, Cole was a changed boy at the end of the story, but he was mauled by a bear within inches of his life. It would not happen where someone almost kills someone and they send them to an island. The writing and ch This book is so problematic. This quote shows that he started off the story with a passionate hatred towards everything in the world that defied him. He gets sent to a island with nothing but a shelter and some clothes and other supplies.
So, he cut down a tree and celebrated Christmas all alone. As the book goes on, you start to learn a bit about Cole's past. Lastly, Cole had a dream while he was in the hospital. Cole calls his parents ''jerks'' because they are ''letting this happen to him. The main character, Cole, is unlikeable right from the beginning when he smashes Peter's head into the sidewalk. Later on he talked with this group called Circle Justice and if you haven't read it i won't say muc … h more but he was taken to an island to be alone for one year. He too harbors anger, but it is directed against Cole.