The antagonist in this book is different with the different stages of Louis's life. When he was young, the antagonist was the poor lifestyle. It forced him to steal to get food, and it taught him some bad habits. This brought him down and made him feel left out at school. He didn't have very many friends he because he was poor and he was known for being a thief. The antagonist later when he is in the military fighting in World War II is the Green Hornet, an old, broken plane Louis and his crew had to fly when on a search mission. The plane was doomed from the start. It barely could stay in the air and the crew called it a flying coffin. Sure enough while they were on the mission, the plane failed and they went down in the ocean. The plane was the antagonist because it almost killed Louis, and it did kill some of his friends. It made forced him to survive while surrounded by sharks. It also affected his parents and the parents of his fellow crew members. They were told they're sons were missing in action and it ruined their lives at the time. For these reasons, Louis's poor upbringing and the Green Hornet are the antagonists in this book.