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What is an effective and overall theme of Looking for Alaska?

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One particular theme that is intriguing in the work is the embrace of doubt.  Beginning with Miles' search for the Rabelais's concept of the "Great Perhaps," there is an embrace of the lack of certainty that exists in the world.  Miles' intellectual approach to being only enhances this.  His ability to recall last words of people illuminates how he is able to live with the condition of uncertainty that death brings.  He recognizes that he does...

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