Wonder

Wonder

by

R. J. Palacio

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Eddie Character Analysis

Eddie is one of the seventh-grade bullies from another school that August and Jack encounter at their camp's outdoor movie. He plays up his "fear" of August, rips August's sweatshirt, and even keeps August's hearing aids as a trophy of sorts. Though Eddie is later found out, August chooses to not press charges.

Eddie Quotes in Wonder

The Wonder quotes below are all either spoken by Eddie or refer to Eddie. 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: Home (2) Quotes

"There are always going to be jerks in the world, Auggie," she said, looking at me. "But I really believe, and Daddy really believes, that there are more good people on this earth than bad people, and the good people watch out for each other and take care of each other. Just like Jack was there for you. And Amos. And those other kids."

Related Characters: Mom (speaker), Dad, Jack Will, Amos, Eddie
Page Number: 279
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Eddie Character Timeline in Wonder

The timeline below shows where the character Eddie appears in Wonder. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
August: Alien
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
...talking about him. Jack and August try to walk away, but a big guy named Eddie cuts them off. He laughs at August and calls him Gollum. Jack tries to stand... (full context)
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
...Mr. Tushman is waiting for them, so August helps Jack up and walks towards Amos. Eddie reaches out, grabs August's sweatshirt, and yanks August backwards. Amos rams into Eddie and things... (full context)
August: Voices in the Dark
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
...Henry had been hanging onto his sweatshirt and leading him on. The boys listen for Eddie's group but hear nothing. They realize they lost their flashlight but are too giddy to... (full context)
August: The Emperor's Guard
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
...minutes, but they have no luck. They head back towards the screen and discuss that Eddie and his group are probably back at the concession stands, waiting to be reported. August... (full context)
August: Sleep
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
...tried to attack them, but when he spoke to August, August lied about not remembering Eddie's face. Lying in bed, August thinks that Eddie's face is what he sees every time... (full context)
August: Aftermath
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Independence and Growing Up Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
...mentioned that the camp plans to pay for August's new hearing aids. August wonders if Eddie kept them as a souvenir. He doesn't shake off Mom's hug and even lets her... (full context)
August: Ducks
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
...found out the names of the seventh graders from the camping trip, and teachers at Eddie's school discovered August's mangled hearing aids in his locker. August declines to press charges, insisting... (full context)