Touching Spirit Bear

Touching Spirit Bear

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A storyboard showing the main points of the book Touching Spirit Bear.

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  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Rising Action
  • After Peter Driscal reports Cole Matthews to the police, he corners him and beats him up until he is pulled off by some bystanders.
  • Climax
  • Cole manages to get out of going to jail by applying for Circle Justice. Cole tricks everyone into thinking he actually wants to change.
  • Falling Action
  • Circle Justice finally agrees to banish Cole to a remote Alaskan island for a year. Once there, Cole burns down his shelter in a fit of rage and then tries to swim away, forgetting the tide. He fails, and then walks around the beach.
  • Resolution
  • Cole sees the Spirit Bear on the beach and attacks it.The bear mauls Cole inn return and Cole is left dying on the beach. Garvey and Edwin later find Cole, who now sees the beauty in life and actually regrets his actions.
  • Cole is released into the custody of Garvey and Edwin who take him back to the island. Many months late, after Peter tries to commit suicide twice, he also is put on the island. He will not speak and keeps doing things to try to get Cole to attack him again, but Cole has changed and will not hurt him. Peter does not believe this and gets angry when Cole will not lay a finger on him. Cole is confused by this.
  • Eventually Peter gets angry and attacks Cole on the way to the pond. Cole will not fight back, however, which just makes Peter hit harder. Eventually Peter sinks to the ground  crying and tells Cole how afraid he really is. Cole comforts him and they see the Spirit Bear. Together, they fill in the bottom of Cole's totem pole with a circle to show how everything you do to others effects yourself.
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