In this poem, Rodriguez utilizes many examples of connotation to give the story more emphasis and meaning. Connotation is an emotional word that is connected to an emotion. One example I annotated
Though some might say that the book does not explain enough, and it gets confusing. I firmly disagree. It may seem weird to have such an odd camp for punishment, but the storyline does eventually explain it. As I said before, Stanley eventually finds out there is more to the camp than everyone thinks. Many times, it's because of the explanation that makes the story interesting! I assure you that everything fits in like a puzzle piece, and that's what so great about the book! Overall, this argument is pointless. Continuing, the story includes many different mini-stories that fits together. To illustrate my point, Stanley Yelnat's great-great-grandfather apparently put a curse on the generations of Yelnats. The grandfather did not do an important task that he was suppose to do, and a curse settled upon the generations. He "worked hard, but bad luck seemed to follow him everywhere." This happening to the grandfather first, causes Stanley to have unfortunate timing. This shows how everything together. All in all, this is another reason why you should read Holes.
The novel begins with Stanley being wrongly accused of stealing a pair of sneakers owned by a famous baseball player. Due to his adversity, Stanley is sent to a juvenile detention facility ironically named Camp Green Lake. This camp resides in the middle of a desert, and is composed of disobedient kid who are forced to dig holes to“build character”. Stanley possess several Christlike traits, such as: his wounded and blistered hands from digging so many holes, the agony he possessed from dehydration and all of the physical labor he was subjected to, Stanley’s optimistic and self sacrificing character who risked death to save his friend Zero, Stanley’s patient and cordialness with other kids, (this trait is especially displayed when he is teaching his friend Zero to read) Stanley’s kindheartedly when he shared his sparing amounts of food and water with Zero, Stanley use of humble transportation due to his family's reduced budget, Stanley was last seen with the thieving kids of the camp and the thieving camp administrators, and finally,when Stanley returned to the camp, full of kids who committed several crimes and freed them from their grueling jobs of digging holes. In conclusion, characters, such as Stanley Yelnats IV are paralleled to Jesus Christ to exemplify their suffering, hopefulness, and other divine character
The main character, Reuben Land, is the protagonist of this novel. Everything that is happening in the novel evolves around his point of view. Reuben changes from a little eleven year old child to a mature eleven year old young man throughout the story. For example, when Davy Land murdered two thug kids, Reuben realized that their “friends” were never there for them: “Of course vindictiveness is an ugly trait and, yes, I do mean to forgive all these nice deserters; I mean, eventually, to say, to their ghosts if not their living faces, It’s all right. I understand. I might’ve done the same. Not yet, though. Let me bear witness first. Two men I remember who did not desert---no, three” (Enger 59). Reuben was mature enough to realize that only true friends will be there for you. He sees that only your true friends will stick with you during the troubled times, and the others would stay away. One thing I can’t identify with Reuben was when he was going to rat out his brother to
Figurative language is a main component in showcasing the emotions the characters reveal. An example being when the author writes “ The children huddled up to her and breathed like little calves waiting at the bars in the twilight.” This portrays the children's emotions with more emphasis and really shows how they watched everything Granny Weatherall did with precision. This type of writing really helps the reader understand what is going on within the characters and their actions. The author also displays figurative language in the way she describes how John would be in the situation of them still being together. She describes him as being more of a child, rather than taking a parent role.
When they are out being bad they like to drive to greasy lake were they can drink beer, smoke pot and howl at the stars. One night they go down to greasy lake and mistaken a car for there friend Tonys and they lay the horn and flash there high beams at it. Turns out not to be tonys car but some strangers. The stranger gets out not happy and begins to fight the gang of kids in the mist of it all the narraighter drops his keys to his car. The stranger seems to be winning the fight until the narratoir grabs a tire iron from under his seat and hits the stranger across the head with it knocking the stranger out. Then another car comes down to greasy lake unable to find the car keys the group of kids runs away into greasy lake. While the narrator is in the water he finds a dead body. The other car turns out to be the strangers friends and they wreck the group of kids car. The narratoir and his friends wait till morning for greasy lake to clear out. Once it does they head back to there car when two girls arrive asking if they seen there friend who we presume is the dead guy in the lake. They tell the two girls no, and they respond by saying how it looks like they had a rough night, and ask if they want to party with them. The narraitoir says no and they get in the car and head
The first problem in this book is that the main character Scott has just moved to a new school and he’s one of hose kids who has the brains, but then he also wants to play football but he skills are not up to speed with the other player on his new schools team. That leads up to the first problem he is struggling to find new friends in the new school. He’s a smaller kid to so everyone likes to pick on him and he’s just struggling to find friends when he wants to be two different people at the same time. He’s gnarled between the two people he can choose to be. During school he wants to be a kid that
Have you ever been blamed for something you didn’t do? That’s exactly the situation Stanley Yelnats found himself in, in Louis Sachar’s Holes. In Holes, Stanley is sent to Camp Green Lake, a correctional facility for troubled youth. Camp Green Lake is in the middle of nowhere, dry, and desolated. Throughout the book, Stanley is faced with many challenges, that he must overcome to survive, and escape Camp Green Lake. Holes has a strong theme of courage, it shows Stanley surviving, escaping, and overcoming the camp’s conditions, and his family’s curse.
Have you ever read of the book "Bud, not Buddy"? Well, if you haven't here is a summary of the book. First off, the books began with the main character, Bud in an orphanage, he gets adopted by a family of three a mother, a father, and a son named Todd, but when it comes to lying they believe their son, and only their son. Now, that combo isn't exactly ideal, long story short Bud gets locked in a shed, he escapes, and then after getting revenge on the Amoses Bud runs away. Then he finds his friend, Bugs from the orphanage, then they leave to go find a town named Hooverville, later to discover that Hooverville is a town made of cardboard that homeless people stay in. Bugs boards a train going west without Bud, then Bud gets an idea that he should head west to Grand Rapids to find his musically talented father. When Herman E. Calloway who is totally his father, he gets acquainted with the band and Mrs. Thomas the bands singer. After that Bud discovers that Heman E. Calloway is actually his grandfather.
No ideas! No organization! Are some of many things that ran through my mind when I write, especially when I write about topics that I am not intersted in or topics that I have no prior knowledge on. One reason I hate writing is because of my language barrier and my lack of experiences, therfore when I am forced to to wite about an unintersteing subject the process of generating ideas becomes boring, long, and dreadful. It all started when my 5th grade teacher asked us to write a book review on the book “ Holes” by Louis Sachar. This assignment was the most diffcult writing assignment because the book was boring, i did not find anything in the book that interset me and no matter how hard I tried their was no text- to-self connection. Another reason why I hated this assignment was I was required to include quotes from the reading to support my answers, however I it was diffcult because I did not have the answers to the questions. I took the time out to
This false accusation is what sends him to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp. Stanley and the other boys at the camp are to dig holes in the hot sun every day, “to build character”. Stanley figures out that in fact, character building is not what this is about. The antagonist, the Warden is searching for something.
When we think back on the mistakes we have made in life did any of them have a good outcome? For young Stanley Yelnats in Holes by Louis Sachar, a mistake turned his life around. The mistake put him in a bad place, but by the end of the story he had actually ended up with many good outcomes. Stanley benefitted from many things from the mistake made by Hector Zeroni. Stanley made a friend, received/ found a treasure, and also bettered himself as a person. Even though he got pulled into a mess he did not let it destroy him as a person. He strived to better himself and those around him. In the beginning of the story Stanley is a timid, bigger built, loving, and caring boy; but as the story progresses he begins to change. Stanley’s personality
Mr. Pendanskis in charge of Stanley's tent at Camp Green Lake, Tent D. He seems to be a friendly and quite stupid man, however he reveals the mean side of him- self when he suggests shooting the boys at the end of the book. (He is also nasty to Zero throughout.)
A really important theme in this novel is family. All the boys that come to Camp Green Lake are removed from their families, contacted only through letters. When Stanley first arrives at Green Lake we are told what he had packed, “...a box of stationery his mother had given him...write
Holes is a book about a boy named Stanley Yelnats. He has to go to a camp called Camp Green Lake. This is not just a camp it is a camp for boys that committed crimes they had to dig holes a all day. Stanley Went to the camp for a crime he did not commit. Stanley believes that his family has bad luck. His great-great grandfather once exchanged a pig with Madame Zeroni, a gypsy with a promise. His grandfather never fulfills that promise and he moves to america and starts a family of his own. Stanley has a friend with him, Zero or Hector Zeroni he is the great-great grandson of Madame Zeroni. They go to the camp and start digging. About one hundred te years before Stanley went to this camp it was a nice town it texas. A woman named Katherine