Question - What does the grass mean in paper towns?

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This can represent how when one commits suicide or goes missing, it can be said that their strings were all connected. "Maybe all the strings inside him broke" The grass can be used to symbolize each piece of grass represents a different clue in finding Margo. "A paper town is a fake town created by map makers created to protect their copyright, " says John Green. "Map makers put fake streets, fake towns, and fake bridges in their maps, so if they see those same fake places on someone else's map, they'll know that they've been robbed, " he explains. POPSUGAR: So, the idea for Paper Towns comes from a personal experience. John Green: I was driving through South Dakota on a weeklong road trip with my girlfriend at the time. There was a town that was on the map, and then we drove right past it. In the first part, “The Strings, ” Margo and Q use the phrase “paper town” to refer to Orlando, and Margo calls it a “paper town” because it's flimsy and planned—from above, Orlando looks very much like a city that someone built out of origami or something. Because of this, though, it's unlikely that film producers will take the liberty of creating a sequel. Fortunately, however, although Paper Towns might be over, various production companies have obtained rights to much of John Green's catalogue.

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Paper Towns is peppered with various life lessons. The main overarching theme of the book is that people are rich and complex and have sides to them that the average person may not see. It's disingenuous to assume that you know everything about a person when you aren't close to them.

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The main conflict is finding Margo. The clues she leaves behind are very vague and hard to follow. This book has many different conflcts, Man VS Society - Man VS Self - Man VS Man. Internal conflict - Margo ran away because of the pressure of being a "Paper girl", in a "Paper Town".

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So, no, Margo does not die and it remains to be seen whether she will keep her promise to stay in touch.

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This, along with the morbid Walt Whitman poem lines, makes Quentin surer that Margo has killed herself. Radar and Ben both tell Quentin not to worry so much, and that Margo is selfish for wanting this attention in their last weeks of high school.

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On Margo's last night in town, she tells Q she has nine things to do instead of 11. And so on and so on. There is however, one semi-major alteration from the book: the ending. It starts with the road trip to find Margo after she runs away from Orlando.

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The tone of Paper Towns is smart, clever, mysterious, and adventurous. The tone is smart and clever because the author uses a lot of complex words in a format that you usually don't see or use them in. He also elaborately describes every little thing the characters see and do.

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John Green has stated that his purpose in writing Paper Towns was to rectify something he had not accomplished in Looking For Alaska—creating a troubled female character who stood on her own rather than being a plot device for his narrator's development.

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Paper Towns mostly takes place in and around Jefferson Park, a (fictional) subdivision located in suburban Orlando, Florida. The novel focuses on the narrator and protagonist Quentin "Q" Jacobsen and his neighbor Margo Roth Spiegelman, with whom Quentin has always had a romantic fascination.

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The image of strings breaking inside a person becomes a dominant metaphor that several characters use throughout Paper Towns. It begins when Margo and Quentin find the Robert Joyner's corpse in the park and Margo speculates that all of the strings inside him must have broken. Strings also represent Margo's clues.

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Young and shy Quentin (Nat Wolff) is in for the night of his life when Margo (Cara Delevingne), the most popular student in high school, recruits him to help her play mischievous pranks on the friends who betrayed her. The next day, however, the mysterious Margo is nowhere to be found. With help from a few buddies and some cryptic clues that she left behind, Quentin embarks on an obsessive mission to find the girl who stole his heart and made him feel truly alive.

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On the morning of graduation, Quentin discovers that Margo left a clue on a website run by Radar that she is in the “paper town” of Agloe, New York, and she will only be there until May 29th at noon. This gives Quentin only twenty-four hours to get there.

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Margo Roth Spiegelman is, in many ways, the quintessential cool girl. She bends and breaks the rules without getting caught, and she goes on wild adventures. Quentin often refers to Margo by her full name, which adds to her persona and to her untouchable mystique throughout the novel.

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Quentin has the most growth and change throughout the story then anyone other character. He goes from very average, shy and dull, to having a very interesting and new perspective on everything. Margo gives him the power to think of things the way she would.