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Looking for Alaska; book review    (Continued)

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One character that was influential in Looking for Alaska was Dr. Hyde who is their world religions teacher. Only having one class him, Dr. Hyde proves himself as a teacher who may near his death bed but, he is far from the answers: “I must talk, and you must listen, for we are engaged here in the most important pursuit in history: the search of meaning. What is the nature of being a person? What is the best way to go about and be a person? How did we come to be, and what will become of us when we are no longer? In short: What are the rules of this game, and how might we best play it?” (pg. 32). Another character is Miles roommate who calls himself the Colonel and he is the one who keeps the characters together all throughout the book; he is probably my favorite character because his mannerisms are something I’ve never experienced in a book.

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