Diary of a Wimpy Kid

by

Jeff Kinney

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Mrs. Norton Character Analysis

Mrs. Norton is the drama teacher at Greg’s school. She is very enthusiastic but somewhat clueless about middle school social dynamics, as when she tells Greg he has a “soprano” voice, embarrassing him in front of the girls. Because of her passion for drama, Mrs. Norton thinks everyone should have the chance to perform—even going so far as to write new roles and songs for the school’s production of The Wizard of Oz. Her efforts are unrewarded, however, when Greg and his friends refuse to sing on stage and instead pelt the lead actress with apples and sabotage the play.
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Mrs. Norton Character Timeline in Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Norton appears in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
November
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...where he auditions with a group of boys “whose moms made them come.” The teacher, Mrs. Norton , remarks on his “soprano” voice, which makes the girls giggle and embarrasses him. Greg... (full context)
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Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Greg is disappointed when Mrs. Norton says that everyone who auditioned will receive a part. He decides that he would like... (full context)
December
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...are not going well. For one, no one has bothered to learn their lines, since Mrs. Norton keeps prompting them from the sidelines. Also, Mrs. Norton keeps adding new characters and songs—including... (full context)
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...and will mock him, Greg simply refuses to sing, and the other trees follow suit. Mrs. Norton tries to remind them of the lines, but instead, Greg and the other trees begin... (full context)