Tangerine

Tangerine

Introduction This study guide Tangerine by Edward Bloor , New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. Please click on the literary analysis category you wish to be displayed. Back and Next buttons can guide you through all the sections or you can choose to jump from section to section using the links below or the links …

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Tangerine: Top Ten Quotes

“Thousands upon thousands of trees in the red glow of sundown, perfectly shaped and perfectly aligned, vertically and horizontally, like squares in a million-square grid”  (p. 8). Paul’s first sight of the citrus groves of Florida. “I’ve played football, real football, in the junior league. It’s boring. You just stand around most of the time …

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Tangerine: Theme

AmbitionAmbition takes two different forms in Tangerine. Both Erik and Paul are ambitious, but their dreams take very different forms. The Erik Fisher Football Dream, as Paul calls it, has completely taken over Erik and his father. Everything they do is designed to promote Erik’s football career. His father wants Erik to be drafted by …

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Tangerine: Metaphor

Glasses and VisionThe fact that Paul’s vision is poor serves as a metaphor.  He may not see external things as well as most people, but he is clear-eyed about internal things. He has a lot of insight into his own situation and into the character and motivation of others. In ancient Greek literature there was …

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Tangerine: Characters

TommyAcoso Tommy Acoso is one of the star soccer players for Lake Windsor Middle School. He came from the Philippines and is very skillful at juggling the ball. Ms. Alvarez Ms. Alvarez is Paul’s cheery and positive homeroom teacher at Lake Windsor. Mr. Bauer Mr. Bauer is Arthur Bauer’s father. He is an officer in …

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Tangerine: Biography

Edward Bloor was born on October 12, 1950, in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Edward William and Mary (Cowley) Bloor. He attended high school at Notre Dame and then entered Fordham University in New York City, from where hegraduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973. During his high school and college years, …

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