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    Erik is furious and brooding, possibly even vengeful. His father thinks the game was a victory and that Erik's fall toward the end of the game should be forgotten. This question refers to the...

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    You can review this scene if you open the book to about 1/6 of the way in, then look for the chapter titled "Tuesday, September 5." You can see there how Paul's reaction to Mike's sudden death is...

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    Paul is quite certain that his older brother, Erik, is responsible for the incident that Paul remembers. If you look toward the end of the chapter called "Friday, December 1," near the very end of...

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    There are two possible answers to your question. Erik, Paul’s despicable older brother, is responsible for Paul’s visual impairment. Because Erik suspected that Paul told Mr. and Mrs. Fisher...

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    We know very little about what Paul thinks of Mike's tree. The only thing we know for sure is that Paul thinks it's "good" that Mike Costello has his own tree that stands as a memorial to him: "I...

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    The housing development may have been built near the muck fires since the developers in Tangerine were mainly concerned with prestige and money. For example, Old Charley Burns, the director of the...

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    In that sentence and throughout that paragraph, Victor means that membership on the team means membership in a group of fiercely protective friends. ... "But I saw you playing hard out there, too....

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    Although Paul's mom says almost nothing, directly, about the house she grew up in, her comments in the chapter titled "Thursday, August 31" strongly imply that she grew up in a very small and/or...

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    Erik and Arthur are laughing after Mike Costello's death because they are such insensitive, cruel boys that they find humor in Mike's little brother's reaction to the death. Joey, Mike's little...

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    That's a good question! He probably didn't have any friends in Houston, and here's why I think so. The novel begins as Paul and his family are moving from Texas to Florida, and you'd think that a...

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    In the novel Tangerine, the "Erik Fisher Football Dream" is an obsessive plan for Erik, the older brother in the family, to earn fame and a college scholarship by joining the high school football...

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    Paul uses ironic figurative language to show his family’s unwillingness to see the truth about its dark secret: Erik, star football player and the oldest Fisher brother, is a completely immoral...

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    If you move to Tangerine, your life may become more difficult and you’ll have to worry about natural disasters. It has sinkholes, including one that swallowed a classroom, and muck fires, which...

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    Mrs. Fisher reads from an article describing how Tangerine County is famous for how often it's struck by lightning. This happens near the beginning of the novel, in the chapter titled "Thursday,...

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    Paul is impressed with Mike Costello because Mike Costello stands up to Erik. Most people, including Erik's parents and coaches, are so wowed by Erik's football skill that they let him walk all...

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    At first, the team members treat Paul harshly. On Friday, September 22nd, Paul gets to play in a soccer game for Tangerine Middle. He’s surprised when the coach puts him into the game, being a...

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    The most important metaphor is vision (and blindness, and degrees of blindness). Paul's family acts as if he's blind, but he's not! His eyes are injured, and he has to wear those thick glasses, but...

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    Paul Fisher didn't have any official jobs-he's an eighth grader, so he wasn't working quite yet. However, to answer this question, here are some of his roles in the community: Student: Paul is...

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    Joey’s comments tell us that, unlike his friend Paul, Joey is unwilling to embrace Tangerine Middle School’s diversity and adapt his attitude to its culture of sarcastic comments and tough-guy...

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    Paul’s family moves from Houston to Tangerine-the inciting incident, which is a term for the event that kicks off all of the action. Paul’s school is almost swallowed by a sinkhole-the...

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    Erik’s role in the victory is the exact opposite of what usually happens. While Erik is usually portrayed as a superstar and each game’s obvious MVP, he is portrayed as a laughingstock and an...

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    The emergency relocation meeting occurs after a good portion of Paul’s middle school, Lake Windsor Downs, is destroyed by a sinkhole. The students are given two options. They can either attend...

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    Paul’s mom decides to call the fire department after Paul notices the air’s gray tint and foul smell when he steps outside in the morning. Paul’s mom is skeptical at first, but becomes...

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    He does this to privately mourn for Luis. Paul's seemingly odd actions are the subject of the chapter titled "Thursday, November 30." The blue suit was the one he wore to Mike's funeral, so for...

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    Erik and Arthur look like fools in the final football game because Brian Baylor, the boy who plays center, kept throwing the ball up way too high or wide, so that Erik and Arthur had to jump and...

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    The relocation plan was a godsend for Paul because it allows him to play soccer again. Paul, a middle schooler, is a new student at a school in Florida and initially is not permitted to play...

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    A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unrelated things. Unlike similes, metaphors usually don’t use “like” or “as” to make a comparison. Examples of...

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    Paul’s opinion of Florida’s landscape changes as he and his mom drive closer to Tangerine. At first, Paul passes “miles and miles of green fields overflowing with tomatoes and onions and...

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    The brothers’ relationships are much more different than they are alike. This difference stems from the fact that Mike Costello is a foil to Erik. A foil is a character whose traits contrast...

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    Paul makes a joke with Victor because he recognizes that Victor creates friendships through jokes. Victor’s jokes can often come across as mean-spirited to people who don’t know him. This is...

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    The Lake Windsor Middle School soccer team is known as the Lake Windsor Seagulls. It’s obvious that Tangerine author Edward Bloor had some fun with the school team names. The Tangerine Middle...

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    Sure, we can find some alliteration in this novel. But it's likely to be accidental on the part of the author. Generally, we look for alliteration in poetry, or in poetic prose, especially in works...

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    Mr. Fisher remarks that he focuses on Erik due to the particular importance of his football season. Since Mr. Fisher wants Erik to play competitive college football in order to enter the NFL, this...

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    Gino Deluca, an excellent soccer player and the captain of the team, goes to Lake Windsor Middle School. Paul describes Gino as strong, fast, and hungry to score goals, capable of leaping up like a...

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    Paul is willing to play second string on the Tangerine Middle School soccer team because he was completely barred from playing soccer at Lake Windsor Downs due to an unfair interpretation of his...

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    Mrs. Fisher ignored her husband when she went up to bed because she was angry with him; she was giving him the silent treatment. She wanted Mr. Fisher to speak up and agree with her in front of the...

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    In Tangerine, Paul confronts Erik (his brother) and Arthur about Luis Cruz's death; however, Paul doesn't confront Erik about his eyes. Instead, he confronts his parents for lying to him about how...

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    Joey Costello says “Mike always felt better when he got his shoes off,” to Paul. Joey says this after Erik and Arthur Bauer make fun of the death of Joey’s brother, Mike Costello, right in...

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    Luis is the older brother of Theresa and Tino Cruz, Paul’s classmates at his new school, Tangerine Middle School. Luis used to play soccer even though he is slightly disabled after an injury in...

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    Paul had spray paint sprayed in his eyes by his brother’s friend when he was five. Paul has always been told that he stared into an eclipse for too long when he was five, and this is the reason...

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    Erik’s family moved to Florida because of its football craze which would increase Erik’s chances of being scouted and awarded a scholarship. Additionally, Mr. Fisher had accepted an engineering...

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    Paul lost his eyesight when his brother and a friend sprayed paint into his eyes. Paul was always told that he looked into an eclipse when he was little and that was how he lost his much of his...

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    In Edward Bloor's young reader's novel Tangerine, protagonist middle schooler Paul Fisher, along with his older brother Erik, must move with his family from Houston, Texas, to Lake Windsor in...

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    In Edward Bloor's young reader's novel Tangerine, Erik's scholarship file definitely appears as a frequent recurring motif. The protagonist's older brother Erik is a high school football hero who...

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    It is certain that the Fisher's move from Houston to Florida is fraught with difficulties, many of which stem from the new community's lack of tolerance. The irony is, where first the reader is...

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    Soccer is probably the one positive effect on Paul's life. His brother, Erik, treats him terribly. For example, when Paul was little, Erik held Paul's eyes open and spray painted them. Need...

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    The amount of control Paul's mother exerts is amazing! The irony is, through all of her control, she still is (ultimately) a liar. Paul's mother "invades" the school for three reasons: To insist...

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    In Edward Bloor's Tangerine, Paul Fisher, the protagonist, and the soccer players from Lake Windsor Middle School find themselves detained in Mr. Morrow's (the head of guidance at Lake Windsor)...

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    Paul develops a bond with Victor on the team, and Victor tells him they are brothers. Victor is one of the cool kids, and Paul is on the outside looking in. As Theresa says, Victor is the...

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    Erik is a malevolent force, and deep down Paul is aware of this. Sometimes people repress memories, meaning that they have memories deep inside them that they don’t know they are there. This is...

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