Looking for Alaska: Famous Last Words-References, Non-Fiction Connections

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Looking for Alaska

Famous Last Words: Allusions, Reference, and Non-Fiction Connections


This document contains 10 pages with 22 non-fiction references and "famous last words" included in John Green's first novel. This powerful product serves to complement the novel and to provide context and depth through incorporating non-fiction connections. Students can analyze how the listed "last words" and historical figures' backgrounds connect with the novel's overarching themes and characters' personal traits/behavior.

Here are several of the historical figures we include, along with their "famous last words":

   President John F. Kennedy
   Leo Tolstoy
   General Robert E. Lee
   Edgar Allan Poe
   Princess Diana
   Emily Dickinson

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Looking for Alaska materials are Common Core aligned.
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Looking for Alaska: Famous Last Words-References, Non-Fict
Looking for Alaska: Famous Last Words-References, Non-Fict
Looking for Alaska: Famous Last Words-References, Non-Fict
Looking for Alaska: Famous Last Words-References, Non-Fict
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