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Zero And Stanley Character Analysis

Satisfactory Essays
Paeton Whitehouse
Mr. Rogers
ILA 7-8

Character Analysis Essay Nothing in life is easy, but that's no reason to give up. You’ll be surprised what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it. After all, you only have one life, so you should try to make the most of it. This shows how giving up can’t help you change and accomplish what you want. Stanley can show you how. Throughout Zero and Stanley's friendship, Stanley changes from an insecure person to a loyal friend.
In the beginning, Stanley is overweight and he is insecure. Stanley has such a low self esteem that something as small as digging a hole could make him feel stronger “he knew it was nothing to be proud of but he felt proud nonetheless.” (Sachar 40) This shows how Stanley praises himself over the small things. Stanley is also overweight so, “Stanley weighed three times as much as the other boy.” (Sachar 7) This states how he was compared to this kid and how Stanley is overweight. Being overweight and bullied makes Stanley insecure. Stanley is so scared so, “Stanley stared up at him terrified.” (Sachar 20) Someone pushed
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Zero teaches Stanley loyalty. Stanley felt bad so he said, “I’ll try to teach you how to read if you want.” (Sachar 96) Stanley observed how everyone thinks of Zero as nothing so out of his good nature he agreed to teach him because he's a loyal friend. Stanley counts on Zero “Stanley was still trying to remember how many days there was in May and June. He looked at Zero. He’d learned not to doubt him when it came to math.” (Sachar 131) Zero and Stanley’s friendship had developed to where they were loyal with one another. By trusting Zero. Stanley’s so motivated to help Zero he even asked “why can’t I dig my own hole, but still teach Zero how to read?” (Sachar 139) Stanley is so loyal to Zero that he was willing to get nothing in return but still teach Zero. Zero motivates Stanley to change and be a better
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