Secondly, the theme of literature and writing, especially in the plot around meeting Peter Van Houten, lends an element of meta-fiction to the book. Numerous examples appear in the story. The story also focuses on the consequences of living with life-threatening illnesses, meditating on whether life has an ultimate meaning and the value and cost of love in the midst of pain. In a , you can handle much more than you think possible. John Green Quotes Here are a few John Green quotes that will likely have you reflecting from this book and a few of his others: Tags , , , , , , , , , , , , Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. On the second visit, he pictures himself as the bones themselves.
The novel touches and warms the heart and at other times, it chills the bone. Those moments are when we truly see the compassion and selfless love he has for her. Hazel longs to know the fate of the family in An Imperial Affliction after the main character passes, believing this knowledge will give her insight into the impact her death will have on her family. Students may benefit from an explanation of this Shakespearean allusion and a debate about its validity. In addition to its Julius Caesar reference, The Fault in Our Stars contains a number of other allusions to literature.
So, the Augustus and Hazel set out to complete their ultimate goal: to set themselves apart from their illness, find their true selves, and leave a mark on the world that doesn't involve their disease. Later, Gus welcomes the nostalgia of the swing set, saying he wishes they still had it. In this activity, students will identify and explain symbols from the novel, supporting their choices with details from the text. Her mother is always urging her to go out and make new friends, but Hazel is resistant to the idea because she knows she is dying. Augustus Waters was the great star-crossed love of my life. With character mapping, students will record this information, helping them follow along and catch the subtleties which make reading more enjoyable! Religion Though Hazel, the main character, is not very religious and does not look at her cancer through a lens of religion, the story has elements of religion that make it apparent that using religion is a way many cope with cancer.
You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile. I would' n't trade it for the world. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. Of course there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million… There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. She just keeps fighting the battle, waking up every morning and going to war without complaint.
The Themes There are many themes in my novel, The Fault In Our Stars. Thus, the book mixes religious and secular approaches to demonstrate a realistic world of youths with cancer. He wants everyone to come to his funeral and wants everyone to talk about him. She needs to know that those close to her, and her relationships with them, will carry on after her death. You cannot give it a number between one and ten. It's a very present fear for Hazel and particularly for Augustus, and in fact it's the first thing they share when they meet at Support Group.
Bestselling author fifth novel has sold millions of copies, won critical praise, been translated into 47 languages, and the movie adaptation is now in theaters everywhere. It's even the smallest moments, like Gus slowly helping cart Hazel and her oxygen up the many steep stairs of the Anne Frank house. Even after putting down her walls, letting others in, and going to Amsterdam, which puts her life at risk, Hazel is still haunted by these words. And that very love story is what keeps Hazel from bursting at the seams. However, The Fault In Our Stars is an antithesis of this quote because Hazel and Augustus are victim to the inevitable destiny that fate has in store for them and Green shows how they are helpless against it. A Grenade Hazel repeatedly describes herself as a grenade, a symbol of pain and suffering.
Hazel also develops new understandings of life and death through her relationship with Augustus. Despite the presence of multiple themes, they all converge into one basic concept. Upon meeting Augustus the only goal Hazel had for her life was to stay alive for as long as possible. The Fault in Our Stars contains all of the traditional elements of a coming of age narrative. For Hazel and Augustus, they both had their families, friends, and support group prior to meeting each other, but got the connection of going through the situation as the victim and having the same personality after meeting.
Fate seems to control whether a person is healthy or sick. A good starting place might be this on teen cancer patients reacting to the novel. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful. I wouldn't trade it for the world. She focuses on finding out what happens to Anna's mother and the Dutch Tulip Man, and even Sisyphus the Hamster, as a substitute for worrying about what will happen to her own parents after her death.