Colin Singleton Character Analysis

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Author’s purpose John Green’s main purpose in writing this novel was to say it’s okay to not know who you are. Colin Singleton was seventeen and panicking because he doesn’t know who he is. He just got dumped his nineteenth Katherine and has fallen into a depression, Colin Singleton is nothing but a brain without a Katherine by his side. Colin finds out that just because he’s a former child prodigy, that doesn’t mean he’s going to be a genius in his adult years to come. He has trouble accepting that because he wants to be remembered as someone important.
Major Characters To begin, at the start of the novel Colin Singleton has dated nineteen girls named Katherine, because girls named ‘Katherine’ were his “type”. He has also been dumped by all of these Katherine’s, except number three. Then, at the end of the novel he’s dating a girl named ‘Lindsey’, not Katherine. Which is probably his “eureka moment” that he’s been looking for ever since he was a little boy. That’s probably the biggest character change in this book.
Major Theme The overall theme of the book is finding yourself and who you are. There are several small themes that are seen throughout the book, one of those is love and another is being remembered. Colin makes it a priority to have a Katherine because without one, he doesn’t know how to function correctly. Without a Katherine he doesn’t even know who he is. He starts having trouble finding himself after he gets dumped by Katherine number nineteen.

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