Summary Of ' Looking For Alaska ' By John Green

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“Francois Rabelais. He was this poet. And his last words were ‘I go to seek a Great Perhaps.’ That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.” (Green) “Looking for Alaska”, by John Green, is a novel about a boy named Miles “Pudge” Halter, who is done with his safe life at home and heads off to the crazy world of Culver Creek Boarding School to seek his “Great Perhaps”. His life changes drastically, and is anything but boring and safe; because down the hall is Alaska Young, the gorgeous, clever and utterly fascinating girl, who is an event herself. She steals Pudge’s heart and pulls him into her world, and launches him into the Great Perhaps. Sometimes we get too caught up searching for a solution to the mysteries around us; that we forget to actually live. Life is a mystery itself and instead of searching to solve it, we have to live it. The characters in the novel are one of the most important elements used, because they are the most relatable to the readers. Miles “Pudge” Halter is the main character of the novel, who the author uses to prove this through the development of the character. One symbol used in the novel is the labyrinth; it is a mystery that the characters try to find the meaning to throughout the novel. Setting explains the time, place, and moods of the events in the story. Culver Creek Boarding School is the main setting of the novel, and through the events that occur in the story the setting has a significant

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