An Analysis Of John Green's The Fault In Our Stars

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How would you live you life if you knew you could die on any day? Would you just live with this fact and have a boring life or make it the fullest? Hazel Lancaster is a girl with cancer who just lived with this fact and did nothing to make her life more interesting. She had no friends and read the same book over and over again. This was her life until she met Augustus Waters. Gus was a boy who had cancer but recovered and had a prosthetic leg. He made her realize that life matters and that you should live your life the way you want to not the way it gives you. When he left her life she made changes to make her life the life she wants not the one she has. She did things that in no way would have happened without meeting Augustus. John Green’s The Fault in our Stars, through Hazel’s depression,…show more content…
Through Hazel’s depression, Gus’s influence, and her realization on the importance of life, John Green’s The Fault in our Stars, shows that one should embrace the life you want, not dwell on the one you have right now. Hazel hated her life and suffered that every day because all she did was watch America’s next top model and read an Imperial Affliction over and over again. When her mom made her go to support group she recorded every episode she would miss while she wa there. She only stopped when she met Augustus. She got to go to Amsterdam and meet Peter Van Houten because of Gus. When he turned out to be a monster Gus did something to make sure he knew that while Hazel just sat there and watched. This really showed that Gus knew that he could die and should live his life to the fullest. He used his one wish on Hazel and him for something special while Hazel went to Disney world when she used hers. He kept trying to contact Peter Van Houten, Hazel just asked for updates. If Augustus wasn’t in Hazel’s life she would still just let her life drag on. Gus is the reason Hazel’s life was forever
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