Holes

Holes

by

Louis Sachar

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Ms. Morengo Character Analysis

Ms. Morengo is technically a patent lawyer, but she also represents Stanley. Stanley's father is able to hire her after experiencing a breakthrough in his invention to cure foot odor. Ms. Morengo is a very short Hispanic woman who is a force to be reckoned with. She is able to take both Stanley and Zero away from Camp Green Lake.

Ms. Morengo Quotes in Holes

The Holes quotes below are all either spoken by Ms. Morengo or refer to Ms. Morengo. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Random House edition of Holes published in 1998.
Part 2, Chapter 47 Quotes

"It's got his name on it," said Zero.

Stanley's lawyer pushed past the tall man to have a look.

"See," Zero showed her. "Stanley Yelnats."

Stanley looked, too. There, in big black letters, was STANLEY YELNATS.

Page Number: 216
Explanation and Analysis:
Part 2, Chapter 48 Quotes

"Will you do me a favor?" asked Squid.

"I guess," Stanley agreed, somewhat hesitantly.

"I want you to—" He turned to Ms. Morengo. "Hey lady, you have a pen and paper I can borrow?"

She gave it to him, and Squid wrote down a phone number which he gave to Stanley. "Call my mom for me, okay? Tell her...Tell her I said I was sorry. Tell her Alan said he was sorry."

Related Characters: Stanley Yelnats (speaker), Squid/Alan (speaker), Ms. Morengo
Page Number: 221
Explanation and Analysis:
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Ms. Morengo Character Timeline in Holes

The timeline below shows where the character Ms. Morengo appears in Holes. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 45
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...have to wait long, and then they'll have a body to give "that woman" ( Ms. Morengo ). She says that she doesn't care what happens as long as she gets the... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 47
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...in a suit to the hole. When they're close enough to see, the woman ( Ms. Morengo ) turns to the man, the Texas Attorney General, and says that if anything happens... (full context)
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Ms. Morengo angrily says that this wouldn't have happened if the Warden had released Stanley to her... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 48
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...barely speak. Mr. Sir fetches Stanley's belongings while Mr. Pendanski grabs Stanley and Zero food. Ms. Morengo assures Stanley that he'll see his parents soon. The Warden attempts to say that the... (full context)
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The Attorney General tells Stanley he's free to go, so Ms. Morengo bustles Stanley away. He turns around to look at Zero and says he can't leave... (full context)
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...around and congratulate Stanley on being released. Zigzag apologizes for ratting out Stanley. Squid asks Ms. Morengo for paper, writes a phone number, and asks Stanley if he'll call his mom to... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 49
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Stanley and Zero sit in Ms. Morengo 's backseat, the suitcase between them. Stanley admits he has no idea what's in it.... (full context)
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Ms. Morengo explains that Stanley's father invented a product to cure foot odor and passes the boys... (full context)