Persuasive Essay About Looking For Alaska

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“You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it, you just use the future to escape the present.” – Alaska (Green, John. Looking for Alaska. Speak, 2012. Print. 54.) I understand what John Green is trying to say through Alaska here, but I have to disagree. Id anything, the future is extremely daunting, and I wish I didn’t have to think about it. I wish I could only focus on the present and forget about the future. I think I’d be under a lot less stress that way. “I wasn’t sure whether I liked her, and I doubted whether I could trust her, but I cared at least enough to try to find out.” – Miles (Green,…show more content…
I can feel for Miles here, but in the long run Alaska might not have been what he really wanted, if though she was perfect to him on the surface. “I try not to be scared, you know. But I still ruin everything. I still fuck up.” – Alaska (Green, John. Looking for Alaska. Speak, 2012. Print. 96.) There has never been a quote I relate to more than this one, especially with what I have going on right now. I am terrified, unconfident, and confused all at the same time. I do what little tings I canto change that, but it always just gets worse. I know the only way this situation will get better is if I play the waiting game, but I’m young and anxious, and waiting is hard. “There comes a time when you realize your parents cannot save themselves or save us, that everyone who wades through time eventually gets dragged out to sea by the undertow—that, in short, we are all going.” – Miles (Green, John. Looking for Alaska. Speak, 2012. Print. 120.) I know I can be pessimistic at times, but this is dark. Is Miles in such a bad place that he sees no future for anyone? I can’t tell if he is saying this meaning that he can’t do anything to control what happens in his life, or if he simply means that everyone will die at some point. The latter is less pessimistic, but I don’t think that is what he was going for. “What you must understand about me is that I am a deeply unhappy person.” – Alaska (Green, John. Looking for Alaska. Speak, 2012.
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