The Wednesday Wars


Gary Schmidt

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Mr. Petrelli Character Analysis

Mr. Petrelli is Holling’s Geography and Social Studies teacher at Camillo Junior High School. He's a fan of "Data Collection Worksheets" and assigning projects titled "(Important Historical Event) and Me." Holling thinks this is silly, given that he doesn't have any personal stake in any of the events his class learns about.

Mr. Petrelli Quotes in The Wednesday Wars

The The Wednesday Wars quotes below are all either spoken by Mr. Petrelli or refer to Mr. Petrelli. 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:
Coming of Age Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Houghton Mifflin edition of The Wednesday Wars published in 2007.
November Quotes

"Must all history center around your own personal experience, Hoodhood?" Mr. Petrelli asked.

Related Characters: Mr. Petrelli (speaker), Holling Hoodhood
Page Number: 58
Explanation and Analysis:
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Mr. Petrelli Character Timeline in The Wednesday Wars

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Petrelli appears in The Wednesday Wars. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Coming of Age Theme Icon
Family Theme Icon
The Vietnam War and Political Unrest Theme Icon
...thing is his fault. However, suspiciously, Mrs. Baker stops glaring when the class heads to Mr. Petrelli 's classroom for geography. Holling thinks Mrs. Baker looks like an evil genius when she... (full context)
Coming of Age Theme Icon
The Vietnam War and Political Unrest Theme Icon
Reading and Learning Theme Icon
...his sad lunch, Doug Swieteck's brother, and the smell of the boys' restroom. In Geography, Mr. Petrelli introduces a project called "The Mississippi River and You." Holling insists he's never been to... (full context)
Coming of Age Theme Icon
Reading and Learning Theme Icon
...on the ice. Holling explains that the buses were on the roads because according to Mr. Petrelli , Mr. Guareschi insisted that all students would take the Achievement Tests, even if atomic... (full context)