Because Stanley changes from poor and weak to have money and muscle because of how Sachar describes him in the first time he dug his first hole and how he describes where he lives.
The main character's name is Stanley Yelnats. At first, you see stanley as an alright kid who has made a bad decision stealing. “ I stole some sneakers” (pg 22). Throughout the rest of the story you find that stanley is nice and always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. “He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time all thanks to his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather” (Pg 7). At school before camp Green Lake he was bullied and treated bad. “he didn’t have any friends at home, he was overweight” (pg 7). At camp Green Lake Stanley made a new friend, his best friend “Zero”. He get’s along great with Zero and teaches him how to read. “I’ll try
Pg. 74 “Once as I talked, he began to cough, and I stopped and watched helplessly as his thin frame bent and shook. Then he wiped his lips and eyes, and told me to continue. He listened intently.”
3. What made Carl’s heart feel “so light it might well float straight up his throat and out with his words.” (p 82)?
"It was the first time in his life he had ever really worked and that he had ever had anything to do which took all he had in him (He) stood with the rest up in the gallery and watched the men on the killing beds, marveling at their speed and power and never occurred to one to think of the flesh-and-blood side of it that
“He is senseless and externally motionless; but the pulsation of the heart is still faintly perceptible; some traces of warmth remain; a slight color lingers within the centre of the cheek; and, upon application of a mirror
"The room goes suddenly white, as if struck by lightening. I stare down, amazed. He has torn off my arm at the shoulder! Blood pours down where the limb was." (p172)
letter “imprinted in his flesh”(240). So, not only was he scarred inside, but also outside.
physical journey of suffering and pain was a test to his mental knowledge and inner
Then Jurgis coveted his face with his hands, for there were tears in his eyes, and he felt like a fool. But he had such a horrible fright: strong man as he was, it left him almost too weak to stand up.”(Sinclair 62).
The author, Norman Mailer, uses similes in “The Death of Benny Paret” to support his claim that even the strongest person has their weaknesses. He does this by creating contrasting views from the first paragraph where Paret is a proud champion, to the second paragraph where he is weak and being “demolished.” Mailer described Paret’s opponent, Griffith as being “like a cat ready to rip the life out of a huge boxed rat” and his attack on Paret with his “right hand like a piston rod which has broken through the crankcase” as well as “like a baseball bat demolishing a pumpkin.” The use of these similes show that Norman Mailer had viewed Benny Paret’s opponent, Griffith, as a savage, fierce, and uncontrollable competitor. The comparisons between the fists and pistons and the use of diction like “demolishing” help illicit images and excitement into the reader
Rubbing his face and beating his hands only temporarily helped his circulation. After he got his feet wet, they froze. His fingers "seemed remote from his body" because he could not move them. The most obvious clues that the man took in were internal.
- “They had got the best out of him, they had worn him out, with their speeding-up and their carelessness, and now they had thrown him away!”- Pg. 147