Hole in My Life - Section 2: Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Jack Gantos
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Section 2: Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

Section 2, Chapter 3 shows Gantos knew little of smuggling, as he took photos of Hamilton. Hamilton, on the other hand, clearly understood the dangers, as he threw the photographic evidence overboard. Further, Gantos' logs showed he feared Hamilton, and that Hamilton clearly understood more of life than Gantos, as he feared pirates as well as police. Gantos had reason to fear Hamilton, as he forced Gantos to hold cans on yardsticks while he shot at them, but at the same time, Hamilton clearly understood Gantos. He realized early on that Gantos was afraid, not because he felt guilty about what they were doing, but because he was afraid of the punishment if they were caught. This fact comes into play later, when Gantos is on trial for smuggling and the court reads his confession about his own lack of guilt...

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