John Green Essays

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The Fault In Our Stars By John Green

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    “Adulthood was basically, a disease you caught and then eventually died from.” (John Green). John Green said this to Kenyon’s Class of 2016. John Green is the author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, and Paper Towns. Kenyon is a college located in Gambier Ohio. Green gave this speech to tell them that becoming an adult is not great, but it will be okay in the end. I really enjoyed this speech, Green was able to make it relatable through his role. He also was able to make the reader

  • Comparison Of Ender's Game 'And Paper Towns'

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    Margo. This book is well-written, enjoyable to read, and shares common themes with other books. Paper Towns by John Green should be read by ninth graders because of common themes it shares with other books, like friendship, coming of age, and freedom. The theme friendship is in Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, as well as Paper Towns by John Green. In Ender’s Game, the friendship theme is evident in parts where Ender is interacting with Bean, Petra,

  • John Green's Looking For Alaska Young

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    Alaska was daring, outspoken, and sometimes rude. But that’s what made Miles love her even more. He didn’t want to let her go anymore than the Colonel. Miles started going to a boarding school, not because his parents made him, but because he wanted to explore something outside of his comfort zone. This book was an eye opening, heartbreaking, and interesting journey to read. Alaska Young, the girl with more charisma and guilt than she knew what to do with. She spent her free time reading books. If

  • Similarities Between Catcher In The Rye And Looking For Alaska

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    “For she had embodied the Great Perhaps—she had proved to me that it was worth it to leave behind my minor life for grander maybes...” (Green 172). “She”, Alaska Young, influences “Pudge” (Miles) on his path to adulthood and partakes in the mischief that occurs on the way. In Looking for Alaska, John Green places the reader in a contemporary boarding school campus where a group of teenages are navigating their way through life. Similarly, J.D. Salinger, in The Catcher in the Rye, introduces the reader

  • Margo Roth Spiegelman's Journey

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    embark on a revenge plot against all of the people who have wronged her. During the journey, John Green, the author, shows the readers Margo’s broken interior that has been stomped on by her ex-boyfriend and so-called friends.

  • Looking For Alaska Essay

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    Looking For Alaska by John Green The 2005 book ‘Looking For Alaska’ written by author John Green is a heartbreaking teenage novel that gives the reader an insight into the first 272 days of Miles Halter’s first year at Culver Creek Preparatory High School in Alabama as a junior. The first few weeks are all well and good, but after an unfortunate turn of events, Miles is forced to stop thinking about himself and start thinking about others for a change. This emotional novel keeps you interested throughout

  • Pudge In Looking For Alaska

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    In the book, Looking for Alaska, by John Green, the main character Miles, also known as “Pudge”, overcomes many difficult challenges. He must learn how to deal with bullies and how to stand up for himself. He must learn how to overcome the grief of Alaska’s death. He must also find his “great perhaps.” The first difficulty Pudge must overcome is learning how to handle bullies and how to stand up for himself. In the beginning of the story, Pudge doesn’t know very many people or have many friends

  • Symbolism In Paper Towns

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    Throughout the novel Paper Towns by John Green, one dominant theme is the image one sets for oneself, or sees in another. As one forges a semblance based on their own thoughts, one is seeing someone as a mirror. Alternatively, to perceive one as a window symbolizes being able to see one’s true self – not a reflection. It is better to be a window rather than a mirror, because it fosters strong relationships as shown through the experiences of Lacey, Ben and Quentin ( Q ) throughout the paperback.

  • Yo Suicide In John Green's 'Looking For Alaska'

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    central Alabama has been put in the washing machine for two weeks and cleaned with extra-super strength detergent with color brightener, and now the grass is greener and the bufriedos are crunchier,” sixty- seven days before, “Looking for Alaska,” John Green. There are quotes like these that you may never see again. The school board has made a decision that there needs to be less fiction and more non- fiction in the school’s curriculum. Fiction offers the reader a wide range of life lesson that brings

  • Who Is Pudge In Looking For Alaska

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    This summer I read Looking for Alaska by John Green and it made me realize more about people and their feelings and secrets. Miles Halter also known as Pudge is the main character. In the beginning he is at school but he seems to not have a lot of friends. So Pudge plans on going to Culver Creek and starting over. When he goes to Culver Creek he imagines what his first conversation will be and people 's first impression. But with his roommate Chip Martin who’s nickname is The Colonel his first

  • What Is The Significance Of Miles In Looking For Alaska

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    The Great Perhaps     Miles “Pudge” Halter is the main character in the book Looking for Alaska written by John Green.  He was raised in Florida, and during his junior year of high school he decided he would attend boarding school at Culver Creek in Alabama.  In the beginning of the book, Miles informs the reader of his interest in the last words of people who are dying.  His favorite came from a poet named Francois Rabelais whose last words were “I go to seek the Great Perhaps,” (Before).  This

  • Bob Lee Swagger Character Analysis

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    Bob Lee Swagger is the chief protagonist in the Bob Lee Swagger series of novels by American author of thriller novels, Stephen Hunter. We first get introduced to Bob Lee Swagger otherwise known as “Bob the Nailer” in the first novel of the series, the 1993 published Point of Impact. Bob Lee Swagger was in the military where he served as a sniper until his retirement, having attained the rank of Marine sergeant. The book series begins immediately after his retirement after a Soviet sniper in Vietnam

  • Looking For Alaska Character Analysis Essay

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    The fictional character to which I most relate is Miles “Pudge” Halter from Looking For Alaska. Miles comes from what he viewed as a boring background. He has a vague yet impelling vision that he wants to seek a “great perhaps”, so he transfers to Culver Creek boarding school starting his junior year in high school. Filled with stories of adventures and fun from his dad’s high school days, Miles is thrust into life at the school. Tending to muse over life, death, and romance, Miles is fascinated

  • Themes In The House On Mango Street By Sandra Cisneros

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    In the Vignett The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros the main theme was that no matter what trials life throws at a person, one can always prevail in the end by sticking to who they truly are.. From the beginning of the novel, the main character, Esperanza, is eager to belong, whether that is to a group of people or in the beginning a house. When her parents do get a house it’s not what Esperanza had imagined it to be, it did not fit what she thought a dream house would be like. Her desire

  • Analysis Of Ursula K. Le Guin's Very Far Away From Anywhere Else

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    In the novel named Very Far Away from Anywhere Else, Ursula K. Le Guin has shown the confusion during adolescent. The Author tells the story of seventeen year-old boy name Owen Thomas Griffiths was an intelligent outsider. He wants to be accepted by others and he felt regret about it because he thought he does not being himself. When his birthday is coming his father thought that any teenager will be ecstatic of brand new car and his father bought a car for his birthday, but he does not want it and

  • Homosexuality In Russell Middlebrow's Geography Club

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    The novel Geography Club, begins with the protagonist Russell Middlebrow waiting for a reply from the internet chat room for people seeking romantic partners. While Middlebrow makes it clear that he would like the meetings to be discreet, because he doesn't want anyone to know he is homosexual. On his way to meet a boy form the chatroom named 72Finns, he stumbles upon a popular boy from his high school. While after a brief discussion the popular boy reveals that he is the boy from the chatroom that

  • Inner Conflict In The Catcher In The Rye

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    Inner Conflict The nature of an inner conflict can vary from culture to culture, but one aspect that we can all agree on, is that inner conflict is the emotional and mental battle one has with him/herself. Whether it be an ethical or moral dilemma, it is the tiresome and difficult struggle one has to face when battling his problems, queries and insecurities. The main purpose of inner conflict in the novel Catcher in the Rye, is to reveal to the audience Holden's insecurities and doubts he faces with

  • Homosexuality In Russell Middlebrow's Geography Club

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    The novel Geography Club, begins with the protagonist Russell Middlebrow waiting for a reply from the internet chat room for people seeking romantic partners. While Middlebrow makes it clear that he would like the meetings to be discreet, because he doesn't want anyone to know he is homosexual. On his way to meet a boy form the chat room named 72Finns, he stumbles upon a popular boy from his high school. While after a brief discussion the popular boy reveals that he is the boy from the chat room

  • Catcher In The Rye Theme Essay

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    Motifs are recurring structures, contrasts, and literary devices that can help develop and inform the text's major themes. One of the prominent themes in the novel The Catcher in the Rye and one of great interest to the narrator himself, would be the omnipresent theme of death. It could be argued that the novel is not only full of references to death in the literal sense, physical disappearance, but also in the metaphorical, taking the form of spiritual disappearance, something which Holden often

  • Examples Of Responsibility In The Hunger Games

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    Do you believe that being responsible is essential to daily life? In The Hunger Games do you think that the tributes that have won had to survive by responsibility? In the novel, the main characters, “Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark” are entered into the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a reality TV show that forces teenagers ages twelve to eighteen to fight for their lives against one another. In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins the overarching theme is being responsible is vital to survive