Looking For Alaska And Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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In the novels Looking For Alaska by John Green and Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger both main characters demonstrate the importance of forgiveness. To make change do you have to forgive? That is the big question. Holden and Miles each have this big perspective on this world. They see this world as a cruel never ending cycle no one will solve , but does anyone really no the actual purpose of why we are here or what we should be doing. They sure think they have it all figured out , but with a change of thought they realize something not all people can do. Miles is a depressed kid. When Miles wakes up from his wild night to a knock on his door the person tells him that everyone needs to go to the gym immediately. When everyone is in the gym the eagle takes the podium and announces to the school “last night, Alaska Young was in a terrible accident… and she was killed” (139). Miles got the most close to Alaska the night before she parrished. Miles begins to think that when it all comes down to it he is the one who let Alaska get in her car and drive off. His entire mindset flips , and now he feels this sadness and depression that he cannot escape. Miles…show more content…
Miles thinks his comfortable place is back home in florida where no one can hurt him cause he is in the glass box just like the museum in Catcher in the Rye. Miles is thought to himself “I imagined just going back home, ditching the Great Perhaps for the old comforts of school friends. Whatever their faults , I’d never known my school friends in Florida to die on me”(165). Miles feels almost like his friends in a way betrayed him. These things aren’t supposed to happen and people just don’t die on you in this perfect world. The sad thing is it’s not a perfect world , and those things do happen depending on how you handle them it can make you weaker or stronger as a
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