Research Paper On The Fault In Our Stars

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Even though The Fault in Our Stars is a novel that is about love, it can’t be a romance novel as it focuses so much on suffering and death. The author John Green interprets some romantic characteristics into his novel, although the fear of suffering and death overrides romance inevitably. The Fault in our stars is about a girl named Hazel who has thyroid cancer and is living off an oxygen tank, who then meets the guy of her dreams at support group. His name was Gus, and his friend Issac dragged him there. Gus used to be a basketball player, although he got cancer and had to get an amputated leg because of it. Hazel and Gus go through many ups and downs throughout the novel, many of which are romantic, but ultimately, Gus’s cancer returns unexpectedly, and it is a sudden …show more content…

Romance novels are made to have a happy ending, but with that tragic outcome, it leaves us devastated at the end of the novel. The Fault in Our Stars is a novel, which can fall under the romance category or the suffering and death category in terms of genre. John Green’s tragic romance novel makes the audience believe that Hazel will eventually die, after struggling for years, battling cancer. This is one of many suffering characteristics in the novel, making us think that it may be less romantic. The plot has a devastating twist. ‘I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You have me a forever within the numbered days and I am grateful’ - Hazel discusses this with Augustus prior to his death. Hazel had lost someone very special to her, and close to her heart, the memories that they made of their time together, would stay with Hazel forever.

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