A suicide because she killed herself with wanting to die in mind, but also because she was so impulsive, it was an accident.
Author’s Purpose John Green fills Looking for Alaska with humor, sadness, and suspense. I believe the authorial purpose of this novel is to leave the reader questioning the meaning of life.
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.
The main themes illustrated in the excerpt text from “Looking for Alaska” by John Green are those of education, adapting to new environments and the general challenges of teenage years. These themes are enhanced with the help of the motifs of attraction and revenge and the symbol of the labyrinth.
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.
Looking for Alaska – I decided that one of the big conflicts in the book was Pudge vs. Miles (person vs. self). Throughout the book Pudge/Miles is trying to discover himself and who he really is, looking for The Great Perhaps.
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.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss’ environmental kid’s book was banned in 1989 in a California school because it was believed to portray logging in a poor light and would turn children against the foresting industry.
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most frequently challenged books in the US due to its themes of rape and use of profanity and racial slurs. Unlike the previous case, the book was banned due to the accumulation of complaints over the years.
According to the American Library Association, Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series was explicitly banned in some schools for insensitivity and being unsuited to the age group, as well as encouraging children to disobey authority.
At the beginning of the novel at least, smoking represents fitting in for Miles. For the Colonel and Alaska , smoking cigarettes is a way of defying authority—something the Colonel makes very clear when he smokes in front of the Pelham police officer.
Even though Alaska challenges Miles to figure out what the labyrinth is, she eventually gives Miles the answer. She explains: “It’s not life or death, the labyrinth ”… “So what is it?”… “Suffering…doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you.
The name ” Alaska ” is derived from the Aleut “alaxsxaq”, meaning “the mainland” or, more literally, “the object towards which the action of the sea is directed”. It is also known as “Alyeska”, the “great land”, an Aleut word derived from the same root.