Touching Spirit Bear

What message was Garvey trying to give Cole with the ingredients from the brown paper bag?

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"Garvey was trying to prove a point. He laid out salt, flour, eggs, baking soda, a bottle of water, sugar, butter, and molasses. He had Cole taste them. They tasted bad individually, but yet together the ingredients baked a cake. He tried to make the point that they taste bad on their own but good together. He wants Cole to be a part of something instead of alone.

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Alone, each of the ingredients from the cake did not taste good, but Cole had the choice to take all of the ingredients and make them into something good such as a cake. This relates to his life. His life was full of things that 'didn't taste good', but he had a choice to take those ingredients/life situations and make something good out of his life.

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