Stereotypes In Looking For Alaska

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Looking For Alaska Human beings tend to measure their time and life around important events. For Christians, they date their time from the birth of Jesus Christ; in the United States, citizens tend to think of their lives as before and after the events that took place on September 11th. John Green, the author of several young adult novels, took this idea of measuring time around a specific time and event, and incorporated it into his novel, Looking for Alaska. Throughout the novel Green counts down to the one event that will change the characters' lives, the event that will mark the “before” and “after” points in their lives. Green uses this unique layout to tell the story of a group of teenagers growing together and finding themselves.…show more content…
A group of privileged students, who are called the “Weekday Warriors”, duct-tape him and throw him into the lake near the campus. When the Colonel and Alaska find out about what happened to their new friend, they are furious and decide that they will plan out a prank to get revenge. As Pudge spends more time with the Colonel and Alaska, he develops a close bond with them and another student named Takumi. Through Alaska's and the Colonel's actions, they fit the generic stereotype of teenagers: disobedient, reckless and out of control. Without intentionally pressuring Pudge into their bad habits and ways of life, he is pushed into a world that he had only heard of. As the novel progresses, Pudge's feelings for Alaska deepen, but she pushes him into a relationship with a girl named Lara. The group of four that included the Colonel, Alaska, Pudge and Takumi became a group of five that included Lara. The close group of friends decided to play a drinking game. In the midst of the game, Alaska tells the group of the time when she watched her mother die of an aneurysm. She was eight at that time and she was in too much shock to even think about calling 911. Eventually her father forgave her, but Alaska lived with that guilt; she never forgave
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