"The icy water numbed him deeper with each breath. He gulped the air. He had to make it before he froze to death." (Ben Mikaelsen pg 34).
Man vs Self
"In that instant, Cole realized his mistake. His anger had so clouded his thinking, he hadn't considered the incoming tide." (Ben Mikaelsen pg 41)
Man vs Nature
"With anger that had been brewing all day, he attacked him and started hitting him hard in the face with his bare fists. Peter was no match, and soon Cole had pounded him bloody." (Ben Mikaelsen pg 7).
Man vs Society
He should go to jail!
"Was he no better than a tree or some weed? Was his life just fertilizer for the soil?" (Ben Mikaelsen pg 83)
" When Cole's advance brought him ten feet of the Spirit Bear, he made his move . He flung the spear with all his strength, fully intending to kill." (Ben Mikaelsen pg 65)
"As each member spoke, nobody argued for Cole's release. Even Cole's layer spoke in terms of a reduced jail term for good behavior. Each circle member expressed regret for what happened. All of them thought it was time to return the case to the courts." (Ben Mikaelsen pg 126)