The two help each other to reach the top of a big mountain, which turns out to be Sam's old onion field. Do you believe there was a family curse? Many of you may have seen the Holes movie, but use the book to help you answer the questions. The surface of the mountain is smelly and muddy. What is important to note is that it is always written as a statement, never a question. Typically he is noted as the character that hardly speaks due to the fact that he is wary of those who mock him.
Stanley finds a fossil, but Mr. But this is not the only connection between Camp Green Lake and the Yelnats family. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. Discuss the bond that develops among the boys. Fate is evident in many other ways throughout this story.
Though she becomes a criminal, the reader is sympathetic to her pain. Are they all the same? Unbeknownst to Stanley, the Warden bears a close resemblance to Trout Walker's wife. Said Jim Parker needs to wash his knives more often Bo bought onion juice from Sam Jesse bought onion juice from Sam Walter bought onion juice from Sam Stanley Yelnats I robbed by Kissin' Kate Barlow In the time of Elya Yelnats Latvia Elya Yelnats Madam Zeroni the fortune teller Myra Menke the girl Elya Yelnats fell in love with when he was 15 Morris Menke Myra's father Igor Barkov 40-year-old man who also wanted to marry Myra Sarah Miller Elya's wife. His nickname X-ray comes from it being of his actual name, Rex. Now Stanley was sent to Camp Green Lake to help build character by digging holes all day.
Acting on Madame Zeroni's instructions, Elya carries the pig each day to a certain lake and has it drink the lake's water while he sings it a particular song. Predict how Camp Green Lake will look ten years after Stanley leaves. The song thereafter becomes an heirloom of their family. Both gave me great artistic ideas, and it was fun to make sure we had all the right period scenes. Forgetting his promise to Madame Zeroni, he moves to America to start a new life, falls in love, and marries, but he is beset by Zeroni's curse.
When the pigs were the same size, Myra asked Elya and Igor Barkov to guess a number between 1 and 10, showing her inability to make her own decisions. Luckily, Stanley meets the gypsy's grandson, Zero, and reverses the curse by carrying Zero up a mountain. Who are the important characters? Zero starts digging a part of Stanley's hole every day so that Stanley can teach him how to read. Because Zero is very weak, Stanley carries him up this mountain. Sam sells onions to eat and to use for medicinal purposes.
The camp isn't truly to help juvenile delinquents, but rather to use forced labor to search for the loot. Student Instructions Create a character map for the major characters. Stanley has reached his destiny. After being in the desert for some time, they climb a mountain in search of water. This theme is unusual in children's literature as many authors portray children as carefree and without responsibility.
What clues are given to prove that Zero is really very smart? Stanley doesn't laugh at him. Kate is devastated by Sam's death and becomes Kissin' Kate Barlow, one of the most feared outlaws in the West. She does not believe in curses but always points out the terrible luck that the Yelnats go through. The book Holes takes place mostly in the present day in a place called Camp Green Lake, but there are some flashbacks to the past Camp Green Lake and the 'old country,' Latvia. He also has an immense love for his donkey, Mary Lou. Through these flashbacks, two additional stories are told.
However, abstract ideas are often difficult for students to anatomize without assistance. He says it is because of the decisions he made. She robs and steals, ultimately dying from the bite of a yellow spotted lizard. Between his low self-esteem and bad luck, Stanley is quite unhappy. Stanley eventually realizes that they are digging these holes because the Warden is searching for something.