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Does Pudge die in Looking for Alaska?

Last Updated: 2nd May, 2020

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In the YA novel and show, Alaska dies in a heart-wrenching car accident the night she leaves Culver Creek in a panic. Pudge, the Colonel, and Takumi put their heads together to figure out how she died. They go as far as acquiring the police report, which states that her blood alcohol level was 0.21.

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Similarly, it is asked, who dies in Looking for Alaska?

Pudge

Similarly, does miles Die in Looking for Alaska? Miles finds out that Alaska dies; he throws up. As he writes his religion final, Miles forgives himself for his responsibility in Alaska's death and knows that she will forgive him.

Correspondingly, how does Alaska die in Looking for Alaska?

Answer and Explanation: Alaska dies when she unintentionally crashes her car. She was intoxicated following a night of heavy drinking with her friends.

Does Alaska die in the show?

The boys comply and the episode ends with Alaska driving off into the dark. The Eagle calls an assembly, notifying the school that Alaska Young left campus the previous night and died in a terrible accident. The accident is attributed to her intoxication. The characters try to piece together why Alaska died.

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What were Alaska Young's last words?

“François Rabelais. He was this poet. And his last words were 'I go to seek a Great Perhaps. ' That's why I'm going.

Kathyrn Godes

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What were Alaska last words?

Alaska's last words to me were 'To be continued', and so I choose the labyrinth, even if there's no way out, even if we're all going, even if everything falls apart.”

Saba Mozhin

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Why is looking for Alaska a banned book?

The book was challenged again for its inappropriate language in Advanced Placement and Honors classes in Knox County, TN. Additionally, one year later in Sumner County, TN Looking for Alaska was banned as required reading due to inappropriate language.

Loli Sampaio

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How will I ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?

How do we survive as oppsed to escape the labyrinth of suffering? According to Miles it is to forgive. Stop beating yourself up for elements of your life that are outside of your control such as death. Forgive yourself and others for the unfortunate things that happen in life and accept what is.

Bethanie Satayu

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How did Alaska die in the book?

While driving drunk on the highway leading to her mother's gravesite, Alaska crashed into a police vehicle at full speed and was killed on impact. Pudge blames himself for her death, believing that he should have done more to stop her from leaving.

Mateus Lenis

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Does the colonel get expelled?

The Expulsion
The show definitely ramps up the stakes, though. In it, parents threaten to sue the school, causing the Eagle to almost expel the Colonel. Amidst first loves and first real friends, the Colonel experiences his first time getting in trouble.

Fredy Ayoub

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How did Alaska Young's mom die?

During the prank on the Weekday Warriors, Alaska admits to her friends in the barn that she feels responsible for her mother's death (her mother died of an aneurysm when Alaska was eight, and Alaska, who was there, didn't call 9-1-1). She crashes into the cop car and dies instantly.

Zornitsa Daub

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What happened between Alaska and the eagle in the woods?

Pudge, the Colonel, and Alaska pull pranks on the Eagle, the head of the school, by setting off fireworks in the woods to annoy him, because they don't particularly like him. They get into trouble with the Eagle a lot throughout the book, and plenty of times they were almost banned.

Bisma Garcia Pozuelo

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Is Alaska the rat?

Alaska is almost entirely rat-free, and it's absolutely vital we work together to keep it this way.

Xiaoguang Palzewicz

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What is a great perhaps?

A Great Perhaps is when one has come to peace with oneself. In Looking for Alaska, Alaska symbolizes a great perhaps. This is why the main character, Miles Halter is looking for Alaska. The famous writer/scholar of the Renaissance Rabelais' last words were "I go to seek a great perhaps.

Yoselin Larrinaga

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What is the conflict in Looking for Alaska?

There are many conflicts that occur in Looking For Alaska, but one of the conflicts is character vs. self. For example, after a semester at Culver Creek, nobody knew why Alaska was freaking out, ran into Chip and Miles's room and told them she had to leave.

Micha Azpilaga

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Is Alaska a manic pixie dream girl?

Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska (2005), preceded the term manic pixie dream girl but helped define the territory. That book's title character, Alaska, is textbook MPDG: she's quirky, damaged, self-destructive, creative, flirty, and (of course) gorgeous.

Ekaterina

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Why did Alaska rat on her roommate?

It is discovered while reading Looking for Alaska that Alaska was the one that ratted Marya and Paul out. Alaska was Marya's roommate and therefore knew her and Paul were drunk in her room. Marya was her roommate and friend. Marya must have done something to Alaska to make her so angry that she would rat her out.

Cesario Beraza

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What is the climax of Looking for Alaska?

Alaska's death was the climax of the story. Pudge and The Colonol started questioning everyone around them, while trying to get to the bottom of the situation, decode her death and find who was responsible for it.

Billy Terkes

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Is Colonel Black in Looking for Alaska?

Miles' group of friends have many issues, but no one faces more obstacles than the Colonel. While Alaska self-sabotages with alcohol and bad behavior, the Colonel — for the most part — is just trying be respected in a space where others routinely undermine him for being short, being poor, and being Black.

Gonzalina Obejo

Reviewer

Do Alaska and miles kiss?

Miles just eats pretzels with them because he's not the hugest fan of drinking. Alaska wants to play Truth or Dare, and she dares Miles to make out with her. So they kiss, and Miles uses his newfound skills to touch her breasts, and Alaska falls asleep; as she sleeps, Miles tells her he loves her.

Yuhua Rombo

Reviewer

Did Pudge find his great perhaps?

Pudge feels he has found the Great Perhaps during the pre-prank, but at the end of the novel he implies that the future will be bright and will hold more chances for finding the Great Perhaps because he is alive.

Marisabel Carapeto

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What is the theme of Looking for Alaska?

There are many themes in Looking for Alaska, death, guilt, independence, meaning of life, founding out yourself and many more. Death the main theme in the book because this is what everything in the book revolves around. From Alaska's mother's death, to Miles' trying to find out what happens when you die.

Bernard Bradan

Reviewer

Does Alaska and Pudge hook up?

When they return to school, the Colonel and Alaska celebrate their prank by drinking every night of the next week. On the last night of these 'celebrations', Alaska dares Pudge to "hook up" with her, and they begin making out. The Colonel and Pudge feel horrible, feeling they helped her death by letting her go.