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
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 novel Paper Towns is about a boy named Quentin Jacobson who has spent most of his life being in love with a girl named Margo Roth Spiegelman. The two used to ride their bikes and play on the playground in Jefferson park until that one day changed everything. One night years later Margo shows up at Quentin's window summoning him for a little bit of revenge he follows. The next day Margo has disappeared and its all a mystery as to what happened to her and its up to Quentin to solve all the clues she has left behind.
In page 339 of the novel she says; “I was the flimsy-foldable person, not everyone else. …People love the idea of a paper girl. They always have. And the worse thing is that I loved it, too. I cultivated it, you know? Because it's kind of great, being an idea that everybody likes. But I could never be the idea to myself, not all the way. …I thought maybe the paper cut-out of a girl could start becoming real here also.” At the beginning of this novel she runs away to the ‘paper town’ of Agloe, New York; a town that only exists on maps like she let herself become a girl who only exists in the minds of others. As she states in the quote she felt she could become real there. If the place that only exists on paper can become real then so can the girl. Throughout the novel the characters come to realizations about how their perspectives had begun to alter the truth of Margo. One way this was realized as a general thought is in the excerpt where Q (Quentin) and his friends create a game, “That Guy Is a Gigolo”; in this game you observe someone around you and dictate what their life is like. They came to the conclusion through this game, that this process showed more about themselves rather than the people they were creating a life for, because their process was to project their ideas and world-views onto the person: “The thing about That Guy is a Gigolo,” (Radar one of Q’s
Lacey, the last main character in Paper Towns, is a kind-hearted person who helped Quentin during his road trip to Agloe. In the book, Lacey describes Margo, “‘I honestly never thought of her as anything but my crazy beautiful friend who does all the crazy beautiful things,’” (Green 185). In the quote, Lacey talks about Margo, like she was her friend and cared about her, even though Margo
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.
Agloe was a paper town until someone built a store and made it real. Then soon later it went back to be a paper town. This ties into the quote, "you will go to the paper towns and you will never come back." This quote is significant to the story because Margo went to a paper town and was not turning back home. She went to Agloe because it was "A paper town for a paper girl," as said on page 293. That is why she went. She says on page 294, "I thought maybe the paper cutout of a girl could start becoming real here also." Margo was a paper girl that wanted to become real. That is why she went to the paper town that became
The definition of courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. Margo Roth Spiegelman is an astonishing character that displays this trait. Margo and Quentin first met when they moved into the same neighborhood, Margo being her curious self she decided to sneak into Quentin’s bedroom. They talked for hours on end and began to grow a strong friendship. Since that night, Quentin follows Margo on all of her mysterious adventures so she can try to get revenge on her cheating boyfriend. However, Margo then goes missing the next day and leaves a small number of clues for Quentin and his friends to find her. In John Green’s Paper Towns, Green demonstrates what it’s like to grow up with a moving family, arguments and many more at home issues that teenagers face daily.
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.
Paper towns, written by John Green, is a about a young and timid teenager named Quentin. However, he is in for the night of his life when Margo Roth Spiegelman, the most popular girl at school, selects him to help her with risky pranks on the friends that betrayed her. However, Margo disappears the following day, which brings Quentin to develop an obsession of finding her. Quinten, unable to merely forget about Margo, embarks on a journey together with his friends to find the girl who stole his heart. The plot functions along with the main conflict, which is Quinten against the society. The first example of this conflict is demonstrated early in the novel. After Quinten helps Margo play the pranks on her ex-friends, Margo disappears the following
They weren't spending any more time or hangout together since the dead body, On day at the middle of the night Margo came to Quentin window asking him for a favor. She needs him to drive her around for revenge against her friends who betrayed her by lying and cheating. Quentin wasn't sure about it at the first but he was so excited that he and Margo are friends again.
When Quentin and his friends went searching for Margo, they came across places that helped them understand what kind of person Margo really is. All of them knew Margo, but not in a certain way. "These are the things I cannot imagine, and I realize I cannot imagine because I didn't know Margo” (Page 170). Quentin is thinking about Margo and the clues she gives him. Also, he questions why she
But, per the usual, Margo did not care if it was a good or smart idea, only that it was an idea. It was Saturday night, she was bored, and her parents were off visiting her estranged aunt who smells like cat pee and oatmeal up in New York while her other siblings were off with either friends or family. It was just gonna be her, her cat Claret, a Ouija board, half a pound of sage, (yes Margo was skeptical, but she didn’t want to be stuck with a ghost forever on the off chance that it actually worked), and hopefully a spirit so she wouldn’t feel like she wasted twenty dollars on a piece of garbage.
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