Influences In Holling Hoodhood

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Holling Hoodhood is just an average boy that goes to the wildest school, Camillo Junior High. Holling is about 13. he lives the most perfect life with the perfect house. But as we get to know him, we discover his parents don 't spend any time with him. All his dad does is tell him that he 's taking over the family business. Throughout the book wednesday war holling is influenced by mrs.baker, the yankee players that played catch with him,and then shakespeare, romeo and juliet. One main influence in Holling’s life was Mrs Baker. I think the biggest thing she did was just being there for him when his dad was not. Like in the cross country race cheering him on and telling him to pass…show more content…
Another big influence was the Yankees players. They came to his school to play chach (99). So holling got turned down by mickey mantle the baseball player. So then mrs.baker got 3 other players from the yankees to go to his school to play catch with him on a wednesday when everyone else went to church. Through all this he learned that not everyone is bad and there is good in some people. This life lesson proves that the players influenced him. Then the last influence that i think is shakespeare’s play Romeo and juliet. Holling told his girlfriend, Meryl Lee about his dad 's project (152). Holling told her his dad 's project and she told her dad. Then her dad copied the same design and hooling found out and they got in a fight and then holling was reminded that it 's hard to love two things at once, Mery Lee and his dad. He went to say sorry to her, and he figured out how to live with both of them and work through it all. Sake spear taught him many things that 's how shakespeare was an influence in his life. Throughout the book wednesday war holling is influenced by mrs.baker, the yankee players that played catch with him,and then shakespeare, romeo and juliet. Mrs.baker shakespeare and the yankee players were all powerful influences through the novel the wednesday

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