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
My graphic representation shows the east coast states and a red line going through those states. That line is how Quentin and his friends got to Margo. That is the link between them. The red line is not just a route that he needed to follow. He had to figure
Paper Towns: Perception vs. Reality 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.
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 about a boy named Quentin (Q to his friends) who has spent most of his lifetime loving his childhood friend, Margo Roth Spiegelman. One night, Margo takes Q with her on an adventure,she spends the night getting her revenge on her so called “friends”. The next day, Margo is nowhere to be seen and no one seems worried but Q. Q discovers that Margo left behind clues, and he is determined to discover the mystery behind Margo, but the closer Q gets to her the more he discovers that she isn’t who he thought she was. One of the reasons why Q seemed to like Margo so much is because she was different, she was actually very wise.
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
Adventure is a clear theme and motif throughout his journey. While he loved the idea of finding Margo, the quest to find her was ultimately better than finding her. Their trip spanned the entire East Coast from Florida to New York. Speed pit stops, side stories of romance and even deadly cows were encountered in the process of reaching his final destination. After shock and disbelief strikes himself and the rest of his friends when they're left alone at a vacant and barren shack in the middle of nowhere, his friends are ready to end the journey there and make it home in time for their senior prom. Quentin had other plans. Quentin had gone blind, covered in the mask of love and made the choice to stay alone, while his friends had begun their trip to return home. When Quentin finds Margo roaming the streets of Agloe, he confesses his love, but instead of being met with joy, he discovers his misdirection. Margo wasn't leaving clues for him to find her, she was leaving clues to remind him that she was safe. Quentin now becomes enlightened on the fact that she didn't bring him the happiness that he had always wanted but instead the experience did. The experience of going on an adventure was what made him feel good.
The characters in this book are like any other people, John green does a great job with that. One of the main characters in this book Q, ( Quinten), is pretty normal guy, but Q is pretty shy, he needs to get out more, face more things. The girl he likes, Margo, is the opposite. She is adventurous, is one for mischief, and loves mysteries. She may be one for attention, but she's way more than that. She's tired with the world, she says that the world is filled with “Paper towns and paper people.”
Overall, Margo’s mysterious personality is what develops the main conflict and the characters. An example of this is when Margo runs away from home. “Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one,” (Green 8). The reason that she runs away is because no one understood her personality. Quentin knew Margo because she was a childhood friend who also lived next to him. However, since then, Quentin doesn’t see her until she comes to his house one day, and when she leaves home. Both of these events change Quentin and Margo as a
Quentin feels honored that he was asked to help her with her revenge. However that was the last night Quentin would see Margo. After a night full of revenge and pranks on her friends, Margo has disappeared. Quentin wonders if he will ever see her again. Quentin and his friends search Margo’s room to look for clues. They find a poster that is taped to the back of her window shade with a poem; the poem is a copy of “Leaves in the grass” which they believe will lead them to Margo. But the poem leads them to an abandoned mini mall, where Margo has been camped out but no longer is. After a long and hard search of the mini mall Quentin and his friends find a map that might lead them to Margo. Quentin’s biggest fear is that Margo is dead. But she’s alive and she’s in Agole, NY until may 29th. The map that they found
Carly Keller Ms. Kerber English 3CP 4A Summer 2015 Paper Towns Chapters 1-2, August 3rd In the first chapter I automatically noticed that this book's main character, Quentin or known as Q, was one of the “different ones” in school. He was talking to his mom about how he hates prom the people that like prom.
“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
The Strings, the Grass, and the Vessel 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