Animal symbolism

We can also find animal symbolism in John Green’s novel Looking for Alaska. For example, the dean of students Mr. Starnes is called "the Eagle" by the students and his apartment is even called "the Eagle's nest". The name describes the teacher's characteristics of having his eyes everywhere and being able to see everything even at a long distance.

Takumi puts on a fox cap during the pre-prank and thus feels that no one can catch him this way. He identifies himself with the fox to encourage himself (p. 96).

Miles, however, is bitten on the butt by the swan in the lake during their pre-prank escape. At the beginning of the school year, the Colonel warned Miles about the swan, but now he has no choice but to run right past it. He collides with the...

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