Elements of Fiction

Chris Wolshlager:Holes

Mood/Tone

The mood of the story is humorous, with a bit of seriousness. The tone is ironic.

Theme

The theme is injustice because Stanely is falsely accused of stealing the shoes, Kate Barlow was not always a criminal, Stanley's great great grandfather wasn't really a "pig-stealing, good for nothing, great great grandfather".

Point of view

"Holes" is told from third person omniscient.