Exposition Theme: Friendship can be found in unexpected places and has more benefits than one might think.
Rising action "Stanley managed to look up, and he saw that Zero had his arm around Zigzags's long neck" (.135)
Climax: "Stanley took hold of Zero's forearms and pulled him upright. Then he stooped down and let Zero fall over his right shoulder. He left the shovel and sack of jars behind as he continued up the mountain."
''He didn't have any friends at home. He was overweight and the kids at his middle school often teased him about his size.'' (.7) This relates to the part of the theme, " friendship can be found in unexpected places." The quote shows this later in the story when Stanley becomes friends with Zero in Camp Green Lake (CGL) a place worse than his home were he had no friends. I feel that it was an unxpected event for Zero and Stanley to become friends over their Stay at (CGL).
This shows a benefit and the growth in Stanley's and Zero's friendship because Zero is willing to protect and help Stanley even when he could get hurt in the process
This quote shows a benefit of friendship. The Reason it's a benefit is because Stanley went out to look for Zero and was there to help him in his time of need, then Stanley managed to carry him up the side of a mountain! As a bonus Stanley also broke the curse.