What happens to Zero at the end of holes?
Zero eventually runs away from camp and Stanley, in an effort to save him, follows after a few days. The two help each other to reach the top of a big mountain, which turns out to be Sam’s old onion field. Because Zero is very weak, Stanley carries him up this mountain.
What does the shoes symbolize in holes?
The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. Example: Clyde Livingston’s shoes represent trouble in the story since it led to Stanley’s arrest. It also represents destiny since Zero threw them to make them hit Stanley.
What is the irony in Holes?
The novel Holes is littered with ironic aspects. For example, the name of the camp, Camp Green Lake, is ironic because the camp does not have a lake; in fact it hasn’t even rained there for 110 years. Stanley Yelnats was named after his great-great grandfather who happened to be cursed because he stole some pig.