War can represent something different to everyone. It can be liberation. It can be devastation. It can be both. In John Green’s novel, The Fault in Our Stars, the war on cancer is explored. The reader is able to see how the different characters react and interact given the tragic circumstances. It is evident that the war experience varies from person to person, and this impacts his or her personal outcome. Attitudes towards war on illnesses vary. For example, Hazel, a teenager suffering from cancer, has a pessimistic view about her war. Hazel has already accepted defeat because she knows that she will always have cancer. She will never be able to win because“(cancer) is a civil war… with a predetermined winner (death)” (Green 216). As every day passes by, Hazel is one more day closer to death. She never knows when she will die. It could happen any day now. Hazel waits anxiously for that fateful day. Therefore, Hazel views her life as if she no longer exists. She is worried about her parents and that after she passes away “(they) won’t have a life, that (they’ll) sit around (at home) all day” (Green 297). With this point of view, Hazel focuses on her death rather than living her life. At the beginning of the novel, for example, Hazel prefers to stay at home passively. Hazel needs to live a normal life. She needs to have friends, and she needs to interact with other human beings. Therefore Hazel’s mom forces Hazel to go to the Support Group. This meeting sets Hazel’s journey in motion. Without Hazel’s view on her war, she would have never been forced to go the cancer support group. And she would have never met Augustus Waters. And she would have never spent time with Augustus Waters. And the plot of the novel would have never been developed because of this. People who are part of the struggle but are not directly struggling, such as close friends of a person watching someone fight a battle, have a completely different war. Hazel’s parents are fighting a
12 Honors English
25 October 2013
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green is the New York Times best-selling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars. John Green has written some very unique pieces of literature, such as; This Is Not Tom, which is written completely in riddles. He also wrote a long short story called Let It Snow. John Green has done several radio interviews and he has done several interviews with young….
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is one of the most impactful books I have yet to
read. Hazel Grace is a normal girl, a normal girl who happens to have a side effect of dying,
cancer. Then there is Augusts Walters, Gus, who has survived cancer. He is living life to its
fullest choosing all of his actions by their metaphorical resonances. This is there love story
Hazel Grace and Gus meet at a support group in the heart of Jesus. The whole beginning….
Side Effects Of The Evolutionary Process and Failed Experiments in Mutation
John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars is not a very ambitious book. It only seeks to explore the meaning of life and death. Throughout the book, Green presents contrasting views about the meaning of life (and death). On one hand, Green explores various human emotions involving the idea of wanting to keep alive someone whose death is inevitable; but Green also presents the perspective that emotions are just a side effect of….
cancer. Of those 16,000, 1/8th will not live to see the end of their disease.
The fault in our stars (TFIOS), by John Green, is a beautiful novel written about the things people leave behind when they die, a novel based around perception and absolutes, and, somewhat importantly, the tragic love story of Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster. In full honesty, I never intended on reading the Fault in our Stars, the soapy love book about two sad and lonely cancer stricken patients who meet at a….
side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying” (Green 3). John Green implements many aspect of his experience at the Children’s hospital and his encounter with Esther Earl as a reflection of Hazel’s life through the book “The Fault in Our Stars.”
John Green’s experience at the Children’s hospital changed his life around. “Watching children die had a profound effect on John Green’s life” in a positive way because it “convinced him to abandon his vocation to be a Christian minister….
The fault in our stars- John Green
Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death.
Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of….
The Fault in Our Stars”
John Green derives the book's title from a famous line in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings." There have been more than one interpretation of the Shakespearian quote. One interpretation and probably the one that is most know throughout the Shakespearian literature world is “fate is not what drives men to their decisions and actions, but rather the human condition.”
The title of the John Green….
English 3, p1
Fault in Our Stars part 1
“The World State’s motto,
Community, Identity, Stability.”
This motto is mentioned first
thing, which suggests that it is
going to be very important for the
rest of the structure of the book.
The main issues might focus
around how the government
controls Community, Identity, and
“In this year of stability, A.F
This is the first hint that there is
no God in this society. Instead of
A.D (year of our lord or Anno….
The Fault in our Stars
The fault in our Stars, the fifth successful novel by the author John Green, is a story about two fictional characters by the names of Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. It is a romance about the two teens that just happen to meet at a cancer support group. Hazel, the leading woman protagonist, has cancer and Augustus had cancer. Augustus having cancer explains why he came to the support group with Isaac; a one eyed mutual friend of theirs that eventually has surgery….
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” (Act 1. Scene 2. Julius Caesar.) This pensive line was the inspiration behind the title of John Green’s work of fiction, The Fault in Our Stars. The novel follows young Hazel Grace Lancaster, a stage 4 thyroid cancer patient, who makes the acquaintance of Augustus Waters one fateful day at Support Group. Throughout the novel, Hazel Grace takes not only a physical journey but an emotional one. The ups and downs….