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  • Tangerine
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...

    Asked by maddiemouse03 on via web

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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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    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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  • Tangerine
    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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    In part 2, chapter 8 of Edward Bloor's novel Tangerine we are introduced to the character of Cara under the diary entry of Tuesday, September 26, "later". Cara Clifton calls Paul after he had...

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    Paul fears Erik for a couple of distinct reasons. One of the most dominant is that Erik is so openly accepted by the family. Erik is seen as a "golden child" because of his charisma and his...

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    Erik is motivated by a desire for power and control. It is evident that Erik suffered from intensity in anger when he was younger, evidenced in how he treated Paul and blinded him in the most...

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    The trees were on fire so the developers could clear the land and make new houses.

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    A protagonist is teh hero of a story, or the main character. In Tangerine, the story centers around Paul and his experiences as a transfer student. Paul is an outcast because he is blind, and...

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    The Fisher parents have big dreams for their son Erik. With his skills, he could win a football scholarship and play in the big leagues. At least Dad and Erik are convinced of that. Erik is so...

    Asked by holw929 on via web

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    Paul likes Kerri Gardner at the carnival. Kerri is a friend of Cara Clifton, who apparently is in a relationship of sorts with Paul's friend Joey. At Mike Costello's viewing and rosary, Cara comes...

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    In the book Tangerine Paul's mother had been the child of a person in the military. As a military child she always had to move from one military base to another in places with white walls that all...

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    At practice the day before, Tino and Victor made unfeeling comments about the death of Mike Costello, Joey's brother. Then they teased Joey about being Paul's shadow and nicknamed him Tuna. Joey...

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    Tangerine is a metaphor for Paul's life. What had been good and thriving was bulldozed by greedy developers and built upon by crooked politicians. Paul's life was a normal one until he turned five....

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    The winning play made Erik look like a fool, flying up in the air and landing in the mud, while Antoine took the ball and ran it in for two points to win the game. Because the ball wasn't kicked,...

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    Paul was warned by Theresa, Luis's sister, to stay away from the funeral, that there were hard feelings. Paul was devastated. He wanted to attend to show War Eagle loyalty to the fallen brother of...

    Asked by lilypooh on via web

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    Paul would feel relieved if his brother died; then, he would feel guilty. All Erik has ever done is torment Paul and his friends. Erik is an arrogant, sadistic boy whose parents never disciplined...

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    The conflict is one of a first born child getting all the attention of parents while the youngest is neglected. Erik is the shining star in his father's eyes. The Erik Fisher Football Dream seems...

    Asked by ladyalford01 on via web

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    In the book "Tangerine" Paul and Eric had been questioned by the police and Paul had to admit what he had seen. He told that Arthur Bauer had killed the boy and that Eric had told him to do it....

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    Mom is not the big fan of Erik's that his father is. She realizes that as a new neighbor just meeting the Costellos, that comment would be bragging and possible set a negative tone in the...

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