TYPES OF CHARACTERS Round Character- Miles Halter, Alaska Young, and Chip. Flat Characters- Takumi Hikohito, Lara Buterskaya, and Mr. Starnes. Dynamic Characters - Miles Halter and Alaska Young. Static Character- Lara Buterskaya and Chip Martin Speech Thoughts Effects on others Action Looks
SPEECH Miles Halter says,"I like Henrik Ibsen's. He was a play wright."(Green 11). This shows he has a special talent of memorizing famous peoples last words. On page 15 Miles says, "I like them baggy." This shows that Miles was very embarrassed and nervous speaking to Alaska. "Does your mom smoke or something."(Green 57). This shows that Miles asks alot of questions.
THOUGHTS Miles says, "I cannot stop thinking that she is dead." "I cannot stop thinking that she cannot be dead."(Green 142). This shows that he really loved Alaska Young and he cant cope with her gone. "I think he liked the iea of me following in his foot steps."(Green 5). This shows that he wants to go to the same school his father went to. On page 139 Miles says, "I thought its all my fault. I thought I don't feel very good. I thought I'm going to throw up." This shows that he is very sick by the fact that Alaska is dead and he feels like it is his fault that she is dead.
EFFECTS ON OTHERS Miles dad says, "Because of me?." This shows that miles dad was wondering if he wanted to attend boarding school because of him. On page 131 Alaska says, "I have to get out of here!" In this scene miles effect on Alaska was that she was going crazy and panicking a lot. ",,,the colonel talked me into paying five dollars for a pack of Marlboro Lights I had no intentions of ever smoking."(Green 15) This shows that the effect that miles put on colonel was a positive one showing that he will pay money for something he likes.
ACTIONS "...I noticed that Alaska had skipped class, how could she skip the only class worth attending? I grabbed a copy of the final for her,"(Green 70) This action shows that Miles cares about Alaska. He thinks about her and tried, to help her out. On page 143 Miles says, "I didn't sleep at night. Dawn was slow in coming, and even when it did..." This action shows that Miles couldn't stop thinking about Alaska's death. Miles says, "I smiled back, but quickly turned and hid myself and he mass..."(Green 143). This action shows that Miles acts like he is OK but he really isn't.
LOOKS On page 14 Chip says, "And well call you...hmmm, Pudge." This shows that the colonel came up with the nickname Pudge because Miles is tall and skinny. "I hope your stronger than you look," (Green 12) Colonel said. This shows that Miles looks very fragile and weak looking.