She has hidden cameras, using them to spy on the members of the camp. Why did Stanley not have to worry about Zero reading over his shoulder? As the novel begins, Stanley has low self-esteem. Sure enough, he is changed by his time at camp — both physically and emotionally. Zero becomes frustrated when the Warden forbids Stanley to teach him, and Zero runs away. Elya Yelnats Elya is the protagonist's great-great-grandfather, who grew up in Latvia before coming to America. Even now I can not really believe what Zero did for me. Why did the insides of Stanley's mouth and throat feel like they were covered with sand? She is great friends with Elya Yelnats, and she gives him a pig.
Stanley soon begins to suspect that they are really digging to find something hidden beneath the ground. He failed to realize this and immigrated to America where bizarre things continued to happen all his life as a result of the curse. We feel we are actually in a limitless desert. On the last day, after he carries the pig one last time, he must carry Madame Zeroni herself up the mountain to do the same, as he will then be strong enough to carry her. Zero is the guy who convinces Stanley to break out of his shell and start his life over.
We've been out on the lake all day, so I'm pretty tired. Describe the racial makeup of Stanley's work crew. GradeSaver, 20 April 2016 Web. Pendanski if Zero had any family or social worker that might take any interest in him? Eventually he discovers a cure to foot odor and is able to hire the lawyer, Ms. Although she shows kindness to young Yelnats, she nonetheless curses him for neglecting to carry her up the mountain. Sir is intimidated by the Warden, Pendanski appears to be lower in command than Mr.
Describe the woman who is singing the lullaby to Zero at the end of the story. However, Zero reveals that he is illiterate and cannot read, and asks Stanley to teach him, Stanley was reluctant, as he's not a teacher, and he's tired from digging holes all day. Why is this time lag significant? And as a result, Zero is disregarded and disrespected by everyone around him. What did Stanley uncover in the hole? Kate and Sam's love was illicit, however, because they were of different races, and thus when their relationship was discovered, the townspeople, led by Trout Walker, assembled a mob to hang Sam. However, Zero begins to feel sick from eating the sploosh and Stanley is forced to carry him up the mountain. Elya passes down generations of bad luck to his family. What indications are there that the Warden is growing impatient? However, a much older pig farmer named Igor Barkov also wants to marry her, offering Myra's father his heaviest pig in exchange for Myra's hand in marriage.
Indeed, we do not see her for several chapters, although she is mentioned on the first page and her authoritative presence looms over Camp Green Lake. Because he is vain and doesn't want to smell like a pig when he goes to Myra's house to try to win her hand in marriage, Elya doesn't take the pig up the mountain the last day, nor does he take Madame Zeroni up the mountain. Every day the water will make it grow bigger, and Elya will grow stronger. Shmoop's pretty impressed with this, even if it wasn't the best idea in the world. Stanley agrees to teach Zero how to read, and in return, Zero digs Stanley's hole part of the time. Contact our live support team for any assistance or inquiry. To this end, Madame Zeroni gifts him the runt of her sow's litter, and gives him instructions on how to carry the pig up a mountain and let it drink from a magical stream, thereby increasing the weight of the pig as well as Elya's own strength.
Why was Stanley relieved when the boys returned to their regular spot to dig? Stanley steals the water truck to go after Zero, but he drives it into a hole. He identifies the people who threaten him, like the Warden, and while he tries not to get in trouble he also stands up for himself and his friends and family. Angles on the English Speaking World. As the book progresses, Stanley slowly gains strength. She is the outlaw responsible for robbing Stanley Yelnats I Stanley's ancestor. Stanley has developed a worldview in which he cannot really change his circumstances, since they are predetermined by the actions of his ancestors. This reluctance to interfere with external events may be traced back to the family curse to which he and the other members of the Yelnats family attribute all their misfortunes.
What did the judge think? Elya follows her directions, and the piglet grows to a large size, but he does not carry it up on the final day in order to have time to clean up. Stanley is an empathetic character: he is a loyal friend to Zero, and a caring son to his parents. Stanley is an overweight 14-year-old boy who does not have any friends from school and is often picked on by his classmates and the school bully. After Camp Green Lake When Stanley and Hector were at Stanley's house, they open the treasure chest filled with jewels, deeds, and other valuable items. It was donated by the former Governor General of Canada Lord Stanley of Preston in 1892 as an award for Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club. This theme is unusual in children's literature as many authors portray children as carefree and without responsibility.
Stanley took the blame for taking the sunflower seeds, and they went to the Warden's cabin. Why was Charlie Walker called Trout Walker? Sam is quite skillful and soon begins making repairs on the schoolhouse for Katherine Barlow in exchange for her jarred peaches. Why did Stanley steal Mr. X-Ray was impressed, and proceeded to show the lip-stick tube to the next morning, and called The Warden, who gave X-Ray the day off, a double shower token. A yellow spotted lizard bit her and she died laughing.
Ultimately, when Stanley finally comes through, he proves that he's about as solid as you can get. Because Elya does not follow her instructions, Madame Zeroni puts a curse on him and on future generations of Yelnats. Sir ladled oatmeal into his bowl? What does Zero say that causes Stanley to believe that his friend is delirious? Zero has suffered many hardships in his life, even more than Stanley, but he never completely despairs and always shows incredible strength and willpower. How did Zero react when Mr. His body begins to change as a result of the shoveling, and he is no longer fat.