Main Themes In Paper Towns

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Hold up! Let me tell you a little something on he perceive people. In Paper Towns, the main theme and purpose is to depict how people put those whom they love on a pedestal, therefore creating false expectations about the people that they are in love with. In the novel there are various themes from which the most important are how we idealize people, how they change and our need to understand them for who they are. Although we may have strong feelings toward certain people, we should not believe that they are better than any one of us. In the novel we see how Quentin has made up this image of his neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelmen, as if she were more than human. The title, Paper Towns, has three meanings in which all represent a different way of how Q sees Margo. In the first part of the book, “The Strings”, “paper town” is used to refer to a city that is flimsy and planned, a city built out of origami. In the second part, “The Grass”, it is a reference to the subdivisions that were started and then abandoned, subdivisions that exist on paper, but not entirely on real life. Lastly, in the third part, “The Vessel”, it refers to the cartographic phenomena in which mapmakers insert fake places in their maps to make sure no one copies their map. In each one, Q perceives new ways to finding Margo. In “The Strings”, it is a reference to how Q misunderstood Margo, later on “The Grass” we see how Margo started something and didn’t finish it, and finally on “The Vessel”, Q finds Margo
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