A round character can be defined as a character who is consistently changing and is interesting to the reader. While Alaska does not go under any major changes in the novel, she does have frequent mood swings. This shows that Alaska is a round character since she is bod, daring, and mysterious.
T=“How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering” (Green 158). This shows that Alaska was contemplating suicide. She continuouslyspoke of people around her getting hurt, so Alaska thought there was no point of living. “This is what can happen to women Pudge. That women is someone’s daughter. This is what you make us do for money” (Green 88). This reveals Alaska is a strong-minded feminist.She feels women are not respected for their intelligence but their bodies.“Yeah , I was a little kid. Little kids can dial 911. They do it all the time. Give me the wine” (Green 119). This suggests that Alaska blames for her mother’s death.
E=”Did she love me…Or wasit just another impulsive Alaska moment? It was not enough to be the last guy she kissed” (Green 171).This emphasizes Alaska’ svelumptious body which entices men to fall in love with her. ”I am sure we should have stopped her, but we shouldn't have had to. You had to watch her like a three year old. You do one thing wrong, and then she just dies” (Green 145). By this quote, one can infer that Alaska’s friends see her as their responsibility. She attracts people to be around her, so they feel obliged to take care of her. “When Alaska Young is sitting with her legs crossed in a brittle, periodically green clover patch leaning forward in search of four leaf clovers, the pale skin of her sizable cleavage clearly visible, it is a plain fact of human physiology that it becomes impossible to join her” (Green 40). Her body’s sexual appeal forces men into a state of hopeless romance.
A=”The other good news is that while the Colonel was worried and ran into the woods, I saw to it that twenty other Weekday Warriors also have [tainted] progress reports coming” (Green 109). This clearly states the author’s point of Alaska being a wild, adventurous young women. Her reckless actions prove she does not think before she acts. “I’m sorry…I just cant stop kissing my boyfriend” (Green 61).This expresses her devotion to not only her friends but her boyfriend. Throughout the entirety of the story, Alaska acts loyal and commited to the ones she cares about.“ You can just throw him out of class. Your drone on and on for an hour every day, and were not allowed to glance out the window” (Green 39). This shows Alaska will defend her friends if they are in a hostile situation. These actions reflect her as a kind, dedicated person.
S=“Well, later, I found out what it means. It’s from and Aleut word, Aleyska. It means that which the sea breaks against” (Green 53). Alaska picking her own name signifies the pain and torment she has gone through. Her name reflects her personality since it is being broken down as if water was eroding a rock.“You smoke to enjoy it, I smoke to die” (Green 44). This means that Alaska was emotionally hurt in her past. She still holds sad feelings for her dark past. “ You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape one day, and how awesome it will be” (Green 54). Evidenced by this quote, Alaska dreams of being successful in her future. She frequently talks about the labyrinth, it signifies her antagonizing life.
L=“The plain skin of her sizable is clearly visible” (Green 40). This highlights Alaska’s attractive, physical appearance. This quotes tells of her “best feature” as stated by the Colonel.“Her on my bed, wide, green eyes staring down at me. The enduring mystery of her sly, almost smirking, smile” (Green 75).In the “Before” section of the novel, Pudge admires Alaska’s glistening, bright eyes. This means Alaska was admired besides her sexual looks.“She’s wearing her orange tank top and cutoff jeans that stretch halfway down her skinny thighs” (Green 149). This implies Alaska liked to dress comfortable and not let others dictate what she wore.