Examples of Literary Analysis

By: Iris Loya

The Fault in Our Stars

Characters (Main) :

  1. Hazel Grace Lancaster
  2. Augustus Waters

Setting: TFIOS takes place in Indianapolis, mostly indoors due to the fact that she is usually inside reading the same book over and over again. A lot of the story revolves around the cancer support group in the "Literal Heart of Jesus" but also in Hazel and Augustus' House.

Narrator POV: It is told from the persepective of Hazel Grace and it takes us through her story in her own words. It makes the story more personal and really helps the reader connect to her.

Genre: Young Adult, Coming of Age

Tone: Sparky, Playful. Example: I didn't tell him that the diagnosis came three months after I got my first period. Like: Congratulations! You're a woman. Now die. (2.13)

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Looking for Alaska


  1. Miles "Pudge" Halter
  2. Alaska Young
  3. The Captain


Looking for Alaska takes place in Culver Creek Boarding school in Alabama.

Narrorator POV: First Person told from the perspective of Miles Halter.

Genre: Young Adult, Coming of Age

Tone: Inverent, Reflective,

Example: "I don't suppose I can wear the flamingo tie," he said as he pulled on black socks.

"It's a bit festive, given the occasion," I responded.

"Can't wear it to the opera," said the Colonel, almost smiling. "Can't wear it to a funeral. Can't use it to hang myself. It's a bit useless, as ties go." I gave him a tie. (6after.3-5)