Touching Spirit Bear

Do you think Cole's parents were the cause of their son's violence, or did Cole share responsibility for his behavior? Chapter 6


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I think that Cole's issues are a combination of family conflict as well as Cole's own disposition. Moreover, while Cole’s vulnerability is certainly very apparent, the flashbacks in this section reveal more hidden vulnerabilities that Cole himself cannot even yet accept. When he relives the times that his father abused him, Cole certainly feels vulnerable, and the reader sees how his other violent outbursts could be reactions against this tragedy at home. However, Cole still feels, as he says after the bear mauling, that “everything had always been afraid of him”—a phrase which certainly can’t include his father, who was quite vicious with him. This history of abuse will continue to shape how Cole understands his own process of healing through Circle Justice.