THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
Funny...Poignant...LUMINOUS- Entertainment Weekly.
PLOT AND CHARACTERS
The Fault in Our Stars is a young adult novel, written by John Green. The two main characters are Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters.
This book is about a teenager,16 and a half year old Hazel Grace, who is a stage IV thyroid terminal cancer patient.
Hazel never wants to do anything so her mom says that she needs a life and forces her to go to a Support Group. While being there, Hazel meets Augustus Waters.
Augustus had cancer, which took his leg away. One of the conflicts is person VS self because the cancer in in Hazel and she is trying to fight against it.
Hazel and Augustus fall in love with each other after getting to know themselves, but Hazel doesn't want to get too attached since she knows she is dying.
I would say that a theme of this book is that love overcomes anything. This is because they fall in love even though Augustus knows that Hazel is physically dying.
Courage would also be a theme because Hazel has to fight through cancer throughout the rest of her life.
The main setting of The Fault in Our Stars is Indiana, Indianapolis.
Some parts of the book happen in Amsterdam because Peter Van Houten lives there, but Hazel and Augustus meet in Indianapolis.
This is a quote by Augustus Waters, one of the main characters of The Fault in our Stars. This quote was said right after he started talking to Hazel Grace.
I believe he puts the cigarette in his mouth to make fun of life and cancer.
This is because cancer took his leg away.
He is laughing at life since now cancer can't hurt him now. This is symbolism.
"I fear oblivion. I fear it like the proverbial blind man who's afraid of the dark. " - Augustus Waters.
Augustus fears oblivion because he wants to make a mark on this world.
He doesn't want to be recognized just as a person, because he wants to be remembered, not forgotten.
The fact that Augustus fears oblivion foreshadows that he might do something to leave his mark on the world.