In Looking for Alaska, there is a primary example of communion. During the novel, Pudge, the Colonel, Alaska, Lara, Chip, and Takumi set out to pull a series of pranks on the group of students called the "Weekday Warriors". As they sit and wait for the pranks to take affect, the group of students gather in an old barn on campus in the early hours of the morning and share snacks and drinks. In this scene of communion, all they characters tell their story and how they came to be who they are. Each story has it's own heart-wrenching details that include abusive fathers, lonely childhoods, and whitnessing a mother's death. This is the first scene where this group of friends really come together and share who they are with eachother, and they do so taking pulls from a bottle and passing snacks around the circle- thus making it an act of communion. This is the first scene where Pudge is truly accepted by his peers and becomes a member of this group of friends, serving as a major turning point in the novel. This act of communion is also contains a major portion of the characterization that occurs in the novel. The way each student tells his or her story reflects who they are as an individual and helps paint a more vivid picture for the readers about the characters past and how it affects his or her present. The way these students behave after sharing his or her stories also shows a great deal about them. For example, after Alaska shares her sorrowful story of watching her loving mother die of an annuerism, she simply grabs the bottle full of alcohol and takes a long pull and explains that her past has affected her future by influencing her smoking habit. Alaska's process of dealing with pain exemplifies the way she prefers to keep things to herself and hide her suffering with substances. In contrast however, the Colonel gets very emotinal after talking about his abusive father and how all he wants is to make enough money to buy his mother a house so she can move out of the trailer she lives in. This display of emotion exemplifies the Colonel's soft side that he hides under a hard exterior. Because the characters share so much of themselves together in this scene and do so while sharing food and a bottle of wine, it can be viewed as a scene of communion.