Holes Theme Survival

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“But you don’t want to be bitten by a yellow-spotted lizard. That’s the worst thing that can happen to you. You will die a slow and painful death. Always.” (Sachar, 4) In the book Holes, by Louis Sachar, Stanley in told to go to camp with scorpions, rattlesnakes, and yellow-spotted lizards. The theme of Holes is perseverance because in the story Stanley learns survival, shows risk taking by stealing the truck, and escapes from Camp Green Lake.
Throughout the story Stanley learned more and more about survival. So he could stay healthy and alive. If Stanley didn’t learn survival he could have, very well, died. That would have made a very short book. “He filled the bottom with rocks to help separate the water from the dirt.” (Sachar, 185) This
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