Wonder

Wonder

by

R. J. Palacio

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Daisy Character Analysis

Daisy is the Pullman's dog at the start of the novel. She loves everyone, especially August, and is extremely affectionate. Dad purchased her from a homeless man without consulting Mom, which becomes a favorite story of Dad's to tell. In the spring, Daisy begins vomiting and becomes very ill. The Pullmans must euthanize her, which comes as a huge emotional blow to all of them.

Daisy Quotes in Wonder

The Wonder quotes below are all either spoken by Daisy or refer to Daisy. 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:
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Knopf edition of Wonder published in 2012.
August: Daisy's Toys Quotes

So I went to my bed and put on my pajamas without anyone telling me to and put the night-light on and turned the light off and crawled into the little mountain of stuffed animals I had left on my bed earlier.

Related Characters: August Pullman (speaker), Via Pullman  , Mom, Dad, Daisy
Page Number: 225
Explanation and Analysis:
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Daisy Character Timeline in Wonder

The timeline below shows where the character Daisy appears in Wonder. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
August: Home
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
...throws himself on his bed. He feels both sad and happy and snuggles his dog, Daisy, when she comes to join him. Mom nudges Daisy over and asks if the kids... (full context)
August: Lamb to the Slaughter
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
...to speak up. When he introduces himself to the class, he talks about Via and Daisy as his interesting facts, and then Julian asks him if the little braid in his... (full context)
August: Padawan
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
...seems angry and demands to know if someone made fun of it. August cuddles with Daisy until Dad comes in later to tuck him in. He tells Dad that he had... (full context)
Via: A Tour of the Galaxy
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
...August is the sun, while she, Mom, and Dad are just planets orbiting around him. Daisy the dog is the only being in the Pullman house who doesn't orbit August, and... (full context)
Via: After School
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
Via storms to August's room, moves Daisy over, and tries to ask him about school while he plays video games. He doesn't... (full context)
Via: The Padawan Bites the Dust
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
...is drained. Via declines to tell her about Miranda, but asks if she'd bring in Daisy to sleep in her room. Mom agrees, but she doesn't come back. Dad does, and... (full context)
Jack: Season's Greetings
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
...August's family in their mail. Jack thinks that August's card, which has a picture of Daisy on it, is cute. He tells his mom that he heard that Julian's mom edited... (full context)
Jack: August's House
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...is shocked to see all the Star Wars things in August's room and thinks that Daisy is an awesome dog. As August suggests projects, Jack tries to steer the conversation to... (full context)
Justin: Valentine's Day
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
After dinner, they go back to Via's house for ice cream. Daisy greets them at the door, and Mom and Dad discover that she threw up. Mom... (full context)
August: My Cave
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
Things seem better by dinner. Dad is out, and Daisy is asleep after vomiting again, so Mom makes her an appointment to see the vet... (full context)
August: Goodbye
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
...and yells that it's not about him when he refuses to apologize. She says that Daisy is sick, and Mom needs to take her to the vet, so August needs to... (full context)
August: Daisy's Toys
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
...sits with August and Via in the living room quietly and they all look at Daisy's toys, which Via arranged on the coffee table. Via explains to August what happened: Mom... (full context)
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
Two hours later, Mom and Dad come home without Daisy. August knows that Daisy is gone. They all sit in the living room, and Dad... (full context)
August: Heaven
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
...dinner. Mom seems tired and tells August to go to sleep, but August asks if Daisy is with Grans in heaven. He wants to know if people look the same in... (full context)
August: Daybreak
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
...very early the next day and is immediately wide awake. He rolls over and sees Daisy's ghost sitting by his bed. He reasons that it was just a dream, but it... (full context)