By Louis Sachar By Jaxon Gleaton Blk 2
He is a kid with not a lot of money and has a dad who tries to invent a non shoe smeller for shoes. Stanley is a protagonist. He is the main character in the story. "He was over weight and often got teased". Stanley got in trouble and was accused of doing something he didn't do. He was accused of stealing a pair of shoes that belonged to baseball great Clyde "Sweet Feet" Livingston. So he had to go to Camp Green Lake to dig holes. He always had bad luck. He thinks this is because his great great grandfather broke a promise and his family is now cursed.
He is a kid without a mom. He has to live on a playground with nobody but him, but he is nice and friendly. He is a protagonist. He is Stanley's best friend. Zero is short. He was at the Green Lake Camp because he stole the shoes that Stanley was accused of stealing. Zero never talks through out the book. He talks a little bit to Stanley because he trusts him. The other boys at the camp picked on Zero, and Stanley took up for him.
He is an antagonist. He is mean and always lets the water spill out of their canteens to be mean because it is so hot in the Texas desert. He chews sunflower seeds now since he quit smoking and he is cranky. He looks like he belongs in a motorcycle gang because "He had a tattoo of a rattlesnake on his arm ". Mr. Sir always makes the boys work hard and dig holes all day to find treasure. He tells the boys he is making them dig to build character.
The theme is to always keep your promises. If you don't keep your promises you have nothing. No one will trust or like you. In Holes, Stanley Yelnats' great great grandfather does not keep his promises to the witch. He promised that he would come and take her to the mountain so she can drink the water. He doesn't take her and then his family is cursed with bad luck.