Flat Characters: Takumi Hikohito Lara Buterskaya Mr. Starnes
Dynamic Characters: Miles Halter Alaska Young
Round Characters: Miles Halter Alaska Young Chip Martin
THOUGHTS Miles is sick of the fact that Alaska is dead and that he feels as if it was his fault. He says "I cannot stop thinking that she is dead." (Page 142). This shows that he really loved Alaska Young and can't handle her death. Found on page 139, Miles continues to think that "it's all my fault" and "I think I'm going to throw up". Lastly, Miles thinks that "his father liked the idea of him following his footsteps" by going to Culver Creek just like his father did.
SPEECH Miles has a special talent of memorizing peoples last words. On page 15 he says "I like Henrik Ibsen's. He was a playwright". Another example would be on page 15 when Miles was embarrassed when asked about his shorts by Alaska. He measly said "I like them baggy." Lastly, Miles likes to ask questions. Getting to know Alaska, he asked her if "her mom smokes or something", which made him come off as a curious person (Page 57).
Effects On Others On page 5, Miles' dad thought that the reason that Miles wanted to go to Culver Creek was because of him, which is why he asked him "Because of me?" when they were discussing the reasons that Miles wanted to leave. On page 131 Miles was causing Alaska to freak out- "I have to get out of here" she said. One effect the Colonel had on Miles was that "The Colonel talked me into paying five dollars for a pack of Marlboro that I had no intention of ever smoking" (page 15)
Actions Miles cared about Alaska and always looked out for her. For example, on page 70, "I noticed Alaska had skipped class. How could she skip a class worth attending?" Found on page 143, after Alaska's death, "I didn't sleep that night. Dawn was slow in coming." Alaska's death took its toll on Miles. Lastly, Miles acted like he was fine after Alaska's death, but he really wasn't. "I smiled back, but quickly turned and hid myself amid the mass" (page 147).
Looks Miles is skinny and tall with brown hair. The Colonel gave Miles the nickname "Pudge", since Miles is tall and skinny (page 14). The Colonel also says "I hope you're stronger than you look", on page 12. This shows that Miles looks very fragile and weak looking.