Weekday Warriors are students at Culver Creek who do not board on the weekends. Instead, they go home to their wealthy families who have mansions in Birmingham. The Colonelhates Weekday Warriors , but they end up helping him pull off Alaska ‘s last prank.
The colonel (he’s rarely called Chip in the novel) is extremely smart actually so he used his nerdiness and intellectually to get into such a school like Culver Creek. He was nicknamed The Colonel by Alaska & Miles it symbolizes him being the mastermind behind most of Alaska’s pranks.
By John Green So it could mean that the characters are looking for Alaska both in the physical and the metaphorical sense. The characters only come to terms with Alaska’s death when they stop looking for her and accept her as she is and as she was.
A suicide because she killed herself with wanting to die in mind, but also because she was so impulsive, it was an accident.
1 most challenged book of 2015. As for why Looking for Alaska was banned , one of the main reasons is some people consider the book to be sexually explicit. More specifically, Looking for Alaska was challenged and banned because it includes a scene wherein Miles and his girlfriend-of-one-day Lara engage in oral sex.
Alaska’s last words to me were ‘To be continued’, and so I choose the labyrinth, even if there’s no way out, even if we’re all going, even if everything falls apart.” As one final prank, Alaska’s friends steal the bench and install it at the smoking hole, as she’d have wanted. Life goes on, as it must.
In the YA novel and show, Alaska dies in a heart-wrenching car accident the night she leaves Culver Creek in a panic. In a panic, Alaska leaves Culver Creek as Pudge and the Colonel help her by distracting the dean without much resistance.
The idea of the book , the deep crux of it, is the tragedy of Miles’s inability to see outside himself, the frustration that he can’t ever envision Alaska as a real, human person. It’s sad that Miles is so limited, and that’s precisely the point. It’s infuriating and wrong that Alaska can’t tell her own story.
Alaska was Marya’s roommate and therefore knew her and Paul were drunk in her room. Alaska was caught with a bottle of wine in her car while she was trying to sneak off campus to see her boyfriend Jake by The Eagle aka Mr. Marya must have done something to Alaska to make her so angry that she would rat her out.
Alaska had ratted because the Eagle had discovered her with alcohol. She had agreed to rat to save herself from expulsion.
In no part of the novel does it say that the Colonel is Black , and being Black doesn’t particularly change his character… but when the Weekday Warriors pick Chip Martin to bully out of the crowd, instead of anyone else, or when Sara’s father keeps him from joining her on stage, his race brings a lot more meaning to
For Alaska , white flowers symbolize her mother. Before her death, Alaska’s mother used to put white daisies in Alaska’s hair. Daisies are traditional symbols of innocence. Alaska dies with these flowers by her side, and they symbolize knowledge that might have saved Alaska from that death.
But I think there’s a strong case to be made from the story that Pudge and Alaska really loved each other and were in many ways suited to each other. It’s very hard to love someone well, especially when you are doing it for the first time.
Read it. It sends a message and many kids don’t enjoy reading. Something about drugs sex and alcohol intrigues teens to read more. It’s a very good book and I would recommend it to anyone over the age of 12.