Myra is the object of Elya Yelnats's affection in mid-1800s Latvia. Though she's exceptionally beautiful, Madame Zeroni describes her as being "as empty as a flower pot." Elya eventually discovers that this is true: though he thought Myra loved him, when asked to choose between him and Igor Barkov, Myra cannot make a decision and instead she asks her suitors to choose numbers between one and ten so that chance can make her decision for her. She marries Igor.
Myra Menke Character Timeline in Holes
The timeline below shows where the character Myra Menke appears in Holes. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 7
...Yelnats. He was born in Latvia and at age fifteen, fell in love with fourteen-year-old Myra Menke. Myra's father decided that when Myra turned fifteen, she should be married. Both Elya... (full context)