Paper Towns

Paper Towns

by

John Green

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Paper Towns: Part 3, Hour 13 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
As they continue driving, Radar, Lacey, and Quentin marvel aloud at what has just happened. They praise Ben lavishly for his heroism. Ben, embarrassed, again insists he was only thinking of himself. Seeing how uncomfortable their praise makes him, the other three exaggerate their compliments even more.
Ben, used to his role as comic relief, is clearly uncomfortable being lauded as a hero. His friends accept this discomfort and turn their gratitude into jokes, but it is clear that Ben is capable of more than his role suggests.
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