Oeu 4 Literary Analysis: "Looking For Alaska"

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Looking For Alaska, by John Green, is a creative literary work detailing the issues of love and loss in teenage life. The book’s unique point of view, dialogue, and themes help to make it an excellent work that is well-worth the read. While many other examples of literature include these elements, Looking For Alaska does it a little differently, and for the better. This is an excellent novel, and its unique elements only add to the story.
The first element of John Green’s novel I’d like to discuss is its point of view. The entire story is told in a first-person style from “Pudge” Halter’s perspective. I believe the book’s author chose this point of view to allow Pudge to tell his ...view middle of the document...

Dialogue allows the characters to better explain their feeling and takes on events, and I believe that’s exactly why Mr. Green chose to have a novel of predominantly dialogue. Looking For Alaska’s dialogue is an essential part in the well-told story.
The final literary elements I’d like to explore are the numerous themes found in Looking For Alaska. There are several different themes that one can pick out from the book, from “Enjoy good things while they last” to “Love and loss go hand in hand.” Each theme connects to a part of the story. Pudge and his friends enjoyed Alaska’s company while it lasted, and when it was gone, they missed her terribly and thought of her often. This well-applicable theme urges readers to enjoy the good things in their lives because, more likely than not, they won’t last forever. The other theme that is very noticeable in the book the the latter. While Pudge finds love in Alaska the night of her accident, he also finds loss: Life-shattering, earth-shaking loss. ...

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