In the beginning of the novel, Miles 's is at Culver Creek. It is his first year and he is very excited to have a new start away from home. Miles moves into his room and meets his roommate the Colonel. They quickly became friends, and soon the Colonel had introduced him to all his friends. Miles, Takumi, Alaska, Lara, and the Colonel were always together.
Only two people show up, two of his current school’s biggest nerds. 128 Days Before: Miles arrives at Culver Creek, where he meets his roommate, Chip and Alaska. Miles also gets the nickname "Pudge". 127 Days Before: Miles meets "The Eagle" and Takumi. He also eats his first bufriedo.
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.
The labyrinth is an idea that symbolizes the maze that is life. It winds through so many different kinds of suffering, some serious and some insignificant. Alaska Young in the story Looking for Alaska read about Simon Bolivar’s last moments in The General and His Labyrinth: “He was shaken by the overwhelming revelation that the headlong race between his misfortunes and his dreams was at that moment reaching the finish line. The rest was darkness. ‘Damn it,’ he sighed.
He describes Gods anger towards those who do not follow and believe in Him. It is explained that God is the only one who is able to save people from going to Hell. Edwards wants people to imagine how evil and distressed life would be without Gods love and mercy. He explains that to not burn in Hell people need to ask for forgiveness from God, experience Gods mercy, and continuously practice the Lords word. Edwards really lets the message of “Gods wrath” sink into our minds to show how mighty, powerful, and capable the Lord is.
In an attempt to find more in life, Miles Halter, decides to attend a boarding school in Alabama his junior year of high school. Despite being nervous about making friends, Miles is instantly taken in by his roommate who is nicknamed the Colonel. The Colonel then introduces Miles to a group of students that becomes his close friends and ironically nickname him Pudge even though he is very skinny. This group familiarizes Pudge to his new campus, as well as pranks, smoking, and drinking. Among Pudge’s new friends is Alaska Young, with who he is obsessed with.
The poem discusses how, as one moves deeper and deeper into the human mind, it seems to branch out into many different directions, each direction as equally daunting and inscrutable as the next. Atwood also manipulates the atmosphere projected by the poem to communicate the state of the persona’s mind and the peril associated with the journey. This is evidenced by the simile “words here are as pointless as calling in a vacant wilderness”, which informs the reader that journeys can be unpleasant and unpredictable. Journey to the Interior, through the plot of the persona navigating a geographical manifestation of their mind, demonstrates how journeys are more than just tracing the dots on a map; they are also an introspective process that comes naturally in the journey of
The characters of the novel are not popu- lar cliched high school students rather they are outsiders .Ideas of existence , life , death , suffer- ing is presented in John Green’s ‘Looking for Alaska ’. The group of people bound together by an incident went from brimming with teenage angst and rebellious ways spiralled deep into de- pression and became socially moribund. When Alaska passes away, Miles questions the meaning of life more than before and tries to make sense of what Death is in every point of view possible. He tried for a very long time to fig- ure out what had happened to Alaska, and why she did what she did . The novel depicts how life is so twisted and unexpected in its own way that one cannot take any moment for granted and how people cope with diverse situations .
She blames herself for her mother death which leads eh to suffering because she is destroying herself over it. But the biggest suffering comes when Alaska dies, The Colonel and Miles are torn up from it, they can barely walk because of the pain. However, they find a way to cope with the pain. Alaska talks about suffering when she was alive, she says, “But there 's always suffering, Pudge. Homework or malaria or having a boyfriend who lives far away when there 's a good-looking boy lying next to you.