Battles and fights are some examples of conflict in most fictional stories. They can be many different fights, like the epic battle between good and evil, or a kingdom defending their land from enemies. When people think of the word ‘battle’, they may think of climatic sword fights and war. But sometimes, battles can take place inside of a person. Perhaps a character may have conflicting aspirations and desires that may cause an internal battle and maybe result in something catastrophic. Or perhaps a character has opposing personalities that might clash and cause something important to happen. In many works of literature, the writer
The book Paper Towns by John Green is a story about going past the imagination to actually know somebody. Quentin, who is convinced he is in love with the wild and adventurous Margo, goes on a journey to find her when she ran away. Through this journey, he finds a new Margo, the real Margo. Instead of imagining the Margo of his dreams, who is perfect and daring, he sees a different side, like looking through a fun house mirror. Using the theme of perceptions vs. reality, John Green shows readers through Quentin that you have to dig deeper in order to know and understand someone.
In chapters 1-3 of Paper Towns, there was an act that occurred which caused a reaction in later on chapters. After Margo and Q’s late night adventure, Q was happy and excited to see her the next day; however, she never showed up to school. For everyone they revenged on that night, Q suddenly got noticed and gained a few more friends. During school, most students didn’t really care about what happen to Margo and where she went. On the other hand, Q was trying to figure out where she was by using the clues she left behind. Because of this, Q missed prom and had less attention to school and more towards finding Margo. In part 2 of the book, it mentions how he was so focused to finding Margo that he didn’t want to do any activities before and after
“It’s a paper town. I mean look at it Q: look at all those cul-de-sacs, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm” (Green 57). This quote is from The #1 New York Times Bestseller, Paper Towns, written by John Green. In part one of this book, Quentin Jacobsen, the main character, lives in a subdivision in Florida named Jefferson Park. Quentin’s miracle in life was his neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman. As time went passing by, their relationship slowly disintegrated during high school. One night, Margo decides to show up at Q’s window and goes on a crazy adventure in the middle of the night. After the night was over, she was not seen ever since that morning of school. In this journal, I
Paper Towns is about a boy name Quentin Jacobsen and a girl named Margo Roth Spiegelman. They lived right across from each other. When Quentin and Margo were young they were pretty close, but when they got older they drifted apart. They both had different friend groups and different interests when they got to high school. Then at midnight one night Margo Came to Quentin’s window, and took him on a little adventure.
The conflict of person vs. person begins with Don Justo Flores. Each day he goes to the beach where people beach pay him to see his birds perform tricks. Don Justo is a lonely man but he has a story. He had two wives and five children, including Justina, his first, and Ernestina, his fifth. Suddenly he receives a telegraph; he suspects it is bad news but he cannot read. He hopes the telegraph is from Justina saying all is forgiven. So as he walks on the beach as usual, he finds a girl named Rita and asks her to pick her fortune. Don Justo asks the guy next to her to read him the telegraph. The guy tells him it is bad news after he reads, “Come home at once, papa Justina is gone from us.”(A Place Where the Sea Remembers, Sandra Benitez, p. 108) So he gathers his things and goes to town for tequila and he blames himself for not being a good father and not being there for Justina when she was a little girl. He remembers allowing his second wife to push Justina out of the house; he cannot stand the pain.
| Person vs. Society * This story seems to be Tom against “the mob”. Tom seemed to have a different outlook compared to the other people in the square. Person vs. Self * Tom also had a minor Person vs. Self conflict because he didn’t know whether to follow the crowd or listen and follow his feelings and aspirations.
The five main characters involved in Paper Towns. They are Quentin Jacobsen, Margo Spiegelman, Ben Starling, Radar Lincoln, and Lacey Pemberton. All five characters connect back to the main theme of the story, which is that people change over time and they chase after what they want in life, no matter what they leave behind.
In the book, Paper Towns, there are many people that cause conflict like Chuck Parson, Jase Worthington, and Margo's parents. Throughout the story, these people cause small conflicts. The real person who is always in the center of conflict is Margo. Even though Margo isn't really a "villain", she is the main person that causes all of the conflict in this book. She is very well-known at her school, and she is dating the popular jock, Jase Worthington. Everyone knows Margo Roth Spiegelman.
Our states’ department of education is under pressure to ban the novel “Paper Towns” by John Green. Critics of the book state that the book should not be taught in the classroom nor included in the library for individual checkout due to mature content. On the other hand, after reading, I believe that teachers should have the right to teach the novel when appropriate and students can read the book if they choose.
People can get to know each other through conflict because if you get in fight or just hear a person start to be rude you can know what their personality is and could get into a big argument. In the story Nicole and who we really are very similar because they are both black and have white families and people would be talking bad stuff about them and they would know who is rude and who is nice. Another example my personal example when I got bullied a lot in Los Angeles and one day I fought back and got out all my anger from my mind and body. So conflict can happen when you don’t know the person because the bullies didn’t know me well and don’t know my personality.
Paper Towns by John Green is the story of Quentin and his friends, Ben, Radar, and Lacey as they travel go on a journey to find Margo who may not want them to find her. The theme of this book is a reunion. Meaning that the main character, Quentin, goes on a journey to reunite with Margo, who he has known his entire life. To accomplish this, he first has to figure out where she went and then he has to come up with a strategy to reunite with her.
Life is very complex and often hard to define. However, this challenge does not stop people from trying to sum up the meaning of life in one word. In Paper Towns by John Green, the three metaphors the strings, the grass, and the vessel are used throughout the book to chronicle the protagonist’s, Quentin, experiences. The novel revolves around Quentin Jacobsen, a high school senior. When his former best friend and long time crush, Margo Roth Spiegelman, comes back into his life and then suddenly disappears, Q attempts to piece together the clues he believes Margo left behind for him. Each of these three metaphors represent what Q is feeling and allow him to view life from different perspectives. As