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Holes

Holes

by Louis Sachar

Guide Mentor

Character Role Analysis

Zero

Zero? A guide? Yes, dear Shmoopers, we think so. Although he may be more vulnerable – and definitely more alone – than Stanley, Zero is the guy who brings out the inner-hero in Stanley. His friendship with Zero is what lights a fire under Stanley: it makes him finally get off his duff and actually do something. So even though Zero may not be an intentional guide, he definitely plays the part.


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