This is all because of my No-Good- Dirty-Rotten-Pig- Stealing-Great- Grandfather!!
Stop blaming your poor Great- Grandfather, there's no curse!
Segments 38 and 40
Stanley Yelnats, I helped your father with his invention. I'm your attorney!!
Stanley's father was working on a product to recycle old sneakers. This caused the apartment to have a very disgusting odor. "Every time an experiment failed, Stanley could hear him cursing his dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-grandfather."
Mrs. Morengo helped Stanley's father with his invention. She heard of Stanley's situation, did some investigating and took place as his attorney. Mrs. Morengo and Stanley's dad worked very hard and invented a product to eliminate foot odor. “But he invented a product that eliminates foot odor. Here, I’ve got a sample in my briefcase. I wish I had more. You two could bathe in it.”
No, it has Stanley's name on it!
That's mine, you thieves!!!
Stanley's father worked hard to invent 'Sploosh', a product that helps against foot odor. He made a commercial, starring Clyde Livingston, to advertise his invention. “Then a teammate told me about Sploosh,” said the television Clyde.
Stanley had to work hard to carry himself and Zero up the mountain to find water and food. "Stanley couldn’t see his feet, which made it difficult to walk through the tangled patches of weeds and vines. He concentrated on one step at a time, carefully raising and setting down each foot. He thought only about each step, and not the impossible task that lay before him."
Stanley and Zero had to make a plan of how to find the suitcase. They had be sneak back into camp and wait until nightfall to start the dig. "He carefully led Zero to the hole, which was hard to find in the darkness. He stumbled over a small pile of dirt. “I think this is it,” he whispered. Stanley took a deep breath and exhaled. “Be careful,” he said, then continued digging."
I think the theme of Holes could be that working hard is the key to success. Stanley had to work hard to get up big thumb and to find the suitcase. His father had to work hard while inventing recyclable sneakers, foot odor eliminator and now back to the sneakers. Quality over quantity. This means that the effort you put into your work is way more important than the amount you can do.