Looking For Alaska

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Favorite Quotes Selected by Readers From the Novel

“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” ― John Green, Looking for Alaska

“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

This quote was favorited from many readers of the novel Looking For Alaska. Many viewers believed that it showed the significance of Mile's love for Alaska. By saying Alaska was a hurricane it meant she was powerful; she was a leader of the group and always knew what was happening.

“At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid, and it hurts, but then it's over and you're relieved.” ― John Green, Looking for Alaska

Sometimes in life we go through tough times, like metaphorically ripping of a band-aid. For awhile all the problems will seem like they will go on forever, but eventually with every problem there will be a solution to make everything better. Once the pain goes away, you will feel relived and the problems will fade away one by one.
Sound Effects Car Crash and Siren

The Crash

Alaska tried to escape the labyrinth, which is what we call life. She was running late to bring flowers to her mother's grave; she also had too much to drink and kissed a boy when she had a boyfriend. This caused her mind to overload with emotions, so when she saw her chance to get out of the labyrinth of life she took it. Now this was just one theory throughout the novel, Alaska vision could have been impaired from the alcohol, a large truck had gotten into an accident and very closely next to it was the cop car. Alaska sped toward the car, racing to get to her mothers grave, and I believe that she thought she could fit through the small space between the two vehicles. Increasing speed with her impaired vision could have caused the death of Alaska Young.
Fireworks Sound Effects

Two faced Fireworks

The fireworks are an important symbol in Looking for Alaska, the represent the good times and the terrible, which is why this segment is labeled Two-faced Fireworks. The good times were the class prank, when they used the fireworks as a distraction to sneak into the Wednesday Warriors dorms and mess with their beauty products, find there secrets (drugs,etc), and look for their alcohol to drink. These two-faced fireworks also represent the terrible times before Alaska was killed. The fireworks were also used as a distraction, so Alaska could get off of campus. Since the fireworks covered the noise of the engine, Alaska was never caught. Thus, leading to her death on the highway about six miles from school.