Essay On Alaska Suicide

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“I 've had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat” (Christopher Hitchens). John Green 's Looking For Alaska suggests that Alaska 's death was in fact a suicide. Her depression was very prevalent throughout the whole book. The scene of the accident is another reason why Alaska’s death was a suicide. Firstly, Alaska’s depression was very prevalent throughout the whole book. She smoked cigarettes to die, she had unreasoned mood swings and admits she is a very unhappy person. The first reason why Alaska 's death was a suicide was because she admitted to pudge she didn 't smoke to have fun, she smoked to die. When they were alone her words were “y’all smoke to enjoy it, I smoke to die” (Green 44). Alaska didn 't smoke lie the…show more content…
Secondly, The scene of the accident is another reason why Alaska’s death was a suicide. Alaska drove straight and fast and she had flowers in the back of her car. The first reason why Alaska 's death was a suicide was because she drove straight and fast into the cop car. Alaska didn’t swerve away from the cop car, she just drove “straight and fast” (Green 156). Alaska saw the headlights and had lots of time to swerve but she didn 't. The second reason why alaska’s death was a suicide was because she flowers in the back of her car. Alaska would always bring flowers to her mother 's grave but “she forgot that year” (Green 217). Alaska felt so bad and while she was driving with the flowers in the back of her car she couldn 't take it. She didn 't want to live with the guilt of forgetting her mother 's death. The fact she had flowers in the back of her car and drove straight and fast are perfect examples of why Alaska’s death was a suicide. Alaska’s death was indeed a suicide. Her depression was very prevalent throughout the whole book. The scene of the accident is another reason why Alaska’s death was a suicide. The way alaska acted during this story add up to perfect signs of a
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