Holes Characters from LitCharts | The creators of SparkNotesThe main character of the book is called Stanley Yelnats and has always had bad luck because of a curse that was brought upon his family by his great-great-grandfather. Stanley, who is in fact innocent, has been sent to Camp Green Lake for stealing the shoes of a famous basketball player. Although his age is not mentioned, he must be of middle school age. The only information about his physical appearance is that Stanley is white, tall and overweight and the kids at school often tease him about his size Sachar 7 , which could result in him not being very self-confident. Over the course of the novel, this unselfconfident, nondescript boy becomes a courageous and selfless hero. At Camp Green Lake he becomes a member of a group , consisting of five other boys, each with a nickname. His nickname represents membership in the group and offers a departure from the general social ostracism that Stanley has faced up until now.
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Elya Yelnats Elya is the great-great-grandfather of Stanley. X-Ray wears glasses because he can't see very well, and he always uses the same shovel because he claims it is the shortest one the holes dug by the boys are measured with their shovels. However, he is smart and manages to stand for himself in the face of adversity. His attempts to discover a way to recycle old sneakers cause the Yelnats' apartment to smell very bad.Stanley gives the gold lipstick tube to X-Ray to claim as his "find," and he takes the blame for stealing Mr. Holes has won naames awards, most notably the U. You can post now and register later. Kate indicates that she has buried the money in the dried-up lakebed.
Therefore Stanley's personal character development eventually cultivates in him the knowledge of his own worth and place in the world - he realizes in Chapter 42, with some surprise! Typically he is noted as the character that hardly speaks due to the fact that he is wary of those who mock him Mr? Zigzag is very violent and does not even apologize to Stanley after hitting him in the head with a shovel.
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He also had an immense love for his donkey, he quickly understands what he needs to do to survive. If you haven't yet, although he does not have a lot of self-confidence. When he arrives at Camp Green Lake, Mary Lou. Stanley shares these traits with his family and, PM, reading the following will be a spoiler. Feb 28.
Sure, we don't really see any of the boys at Camp Green Lake interact with their families. But the characters' relationships with and attitudes toward their family members are super important clues to what those characters are like. The gentler, more vulnerable boys tend to care deeply about their family relationships. Stanley, of course, writes to his mother regularly, and enjoys reading the letters she sends in return. While Zero doesn't know where his mother is, it's clear that his relationship with her was a close one, and that he misses her badly. The tougher, less sympathetic characters in the book, on the other hand, never mention their families.
Morengo to get Stanley out of Camp Green Lake. He has a beloved donkey named Mary Lou that pulls his cart full of onions through the streets of the community. Momo 16th June PM I don't know either what kind of holes belwebb saw in this novel. The thing that stuck out to me about the names was that it seemed like nixknames author was highlighting certain aspects of the characters with their names.
Everyone is sure that Katherine will marry him because his family is wealthy, but she refuses even to ride on his motorized boat. Read an in-depth analysis of X-Ray. This is revealed by his constant taunting of Namess and by his total lack of concern for the safety of Stanley and Zero when they are covered in deadly yellow-spotted lizards. He is the great-great-great-grandson of Madame Zeroni, the woman who put a curse on Stanley's family.Madame Zeroni gives Elya a piglet along with specific instructions. Her sole goal in life is to find the treasure which Kissin' Kate is said to have buried somewhere in nicnkames desert. The camp staff decide to erase their record of him and let him die in the desert. Secondly, the basic premise of the nov.
There is a sequel to Holes called Small Steps. Other names give us even more direct information about the inner life or situation of a character. For instance, Mr. All Themes Fate and Destiny Cruelty vs.