If I make good decisions then I won't have bad consequences.
If I didn't steal those shes I wouldn't be arrested right now.
I'm never gonna do anything bad like this again because I don't want these consequences
“Most campers weren’t given a choice. Camp Green Lake is a camp for bad boys."
But I do have to take responsibility for my own actions.
Evidence from text: "Stanley was arrested later that day."
The rules are harsh here...but I guess I deserve it.
If you take a bad boy and make him dig a hole every day in the hot sun, it will turn him into a good boy.
“Supposedly, he had a great-great-grandfather who had stolen a pig from a one-legged Gypsy, and she put a curse on him and all his descendants. Stanley and his parents didn’t believe in curses, of course, but whenever anything went wrong, it felt good to be able to blame someone.”
“Being bitten by a scorpion or even a rattlesnake is not the worst thing that can happen to you. You won’t die.”
I think the author is trying to teach people that stealing is not right and that there are punishments for poor decisions.
Stealing is not the right thing to do and there are consequences for bad actions.