Touching Spirit Bear

How do Cole's ideas shift to healthier perspectives in the book?


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Cole goes from being an angry violent teenager to a more self aware young man. Cole begins to focus on other things than simply himself. The spirit bear really beat Cole up the first time around. Cole had been aggressive to the bear trying to scare it away. Cole was being his same old controlling self. The Spirit Bear is supposed to be a reflection of Cole's own spirit. The second time around Cole is more self-aware, he has let much of his anger go. Cole wants to see his Spirit Bear but without all his negative energy. He wants to see the reflection of his inner change in his bear. Cole eventually sees himself as part of the circle of life instead of trying to control it.