What’s the story behind how drug addictions develop? In the novel “Go Ask Alice” by Simon Pulse the main character, Alice, forms an addiction to drugs and describes her feelings in her diary. Alice is tricked into doing drugs by her friends and from that moment when she experiences the high, her life changes. After this encounter she experiences more with narcotics and soon becomes addicted. The drugs Alice uses changes the way she acts and thinks. The author develops the character, Alice, through how she acts before and after she starts to use drugs and direct comments.
Alice’s actions in the book show how she changes when she starts to use drugs. The author develops Alice through her actions. She changes her attitude towards the world ...view middle of the document...
She is responsible and she tries her best at school. When she starts to do drugs she quickly forgets about everything and focuses on how she feels. She develops an addiction and does not care about anything, except drugs. Alice tries to control herself; she tries to quit but fails every time. The behavior Alice shows after she uses narcotics leads to many problems. She runs away from home, drops out of school, and leaves her family. Alice’s actions show that Alice is a different person after she started to use drugs.
The narrator’s direct comments depict how Alice acts and thinks differently when she is on drugs. When Alice took speed, she could not control herself.
When Alice is sober she is usually a very quiet and introverted person; however the drugs she uses alter how she acts and thinks. The narrator also states that Alice used to be able to communicate with her family, but after she uses drugs she keeps things to herself. She does not share her feelings with her family or friends, she keeps everything bottled up inside, which is very unhealthy. She does not care about anyone or anything anymore. Alice changes drastically and this is shown in the narrator’s direct comments.
Alice changes because she keeps using drugs. Drugs changed the way she thought and acted. She could not control herself anymore. The author developed the character through direct comments and the character’s actions. Her problems start with one bad choice and continue when Alice tries more and more drugs. Drugs are illegal for a reason; they destroy lives. Alice’s life was completely changed when she started to use narcotics. She could not bare the continuous cravings and pain anymore. Unfortunately Alice could not stop to use drugs; she ended up purposely killing herself by overdosing.