Holes by Louis Sacher
Discuss the significat roles of the protagonist and antagonist within your book in relation to the theme. What is the theme? Use specific details/examples to support your claim.
The book holes by Louis sacher depicts a boy who has bad luck due to a curse placed on his great-great-grandfather. Through fate and friendship, he unfolds an old family secret. There are three characters that stand out from the rest. The protagonist characters are Stanley Yelnats and Hector Zeroni a.k.a Zero. The warden and X-Ray make up the antagonists. All of these characters have significant contributions to the themes of this book.
The themes of this book are the power of fate, the benifits of friendship and the distructive nature of cruelty. Although Stanley always believes that he is unlucky and in the wrong place at the wrong time, the events in the book seem to be the result of fate. Each coincidence in the book is so unpredictable and unlikely that it appears fate is the determining factor in situations and the lives of the characters. The benefits of forming solid friendships are clearly shown as Stanley and Zero's friendship lead to their mutual survival and wealth. Cruelty abounds at Camp Green Lake, and its destructive results are frequently illustrated. The cruelty that Sam and Kate face in the town of Green Lake pushed Kate to become cruel herself and kill and rob people. Cruelty is something that one person can cause in another and a cycle of violence and cruelty is shown to pass through many decades and several generations at Green Lake.
Stanley is the protagonist of the book, although he is an unlikely hero. His family is cursed with generations of bad luck. It must have been fate that landed him in Camp Green Lake to unfold an old family secret. Stanley slowly develops physical and mental strength as he gets used to the camp. He eventually disregards the opinions of the majority of the...