Summary Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 'Memories Of My Melancholy Whores'

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her team of doctors don’t think Hazel is strong enough to travel. The situation seems hopeless until one of the physicians most familiar with her case, Dr. Maria, convinces Hazel’s parents that Hazel must travel because she needs to live her life.
The plans are made for Augustus, Hazel, and Hazel 's mother to go to Amsterdam, but when Hazel and Augustus meet Van Houten they find that, instead of a prolific genius, he is a mean-spirited drunk who claims he cannot answer any of Hazel’s questions. The two leave Van Houten’s in utter disappointment, and accompanied by Lidewij, who feels horrified by Van Houten 's behavior, they tour Anne Frank’s house. At the end of the tour, Augustus and Hazel share a romantic kiss, to the applause of spectators. They head back to the hotel where they make love for the first and only time. The following day, Augustus confesses that while Hazel was in the ICU he had a body scan which revealed his cancer has returned and spread everywhere. They return to Indianapolis, and Hazel realizes Augustus is now the
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s recurring theme in his novels and short stories is about protagonists waiting for death and love. In his ‘Memories of My Melancholy Whores’ grand old man on his ninetieth birthday seeks out a virgin, ends up empathizing with her and observing her sleep after a long tiring day and only in the end when he realizes his feelings, he decides to seek her warmth for rest of his remaining little life. At one time he is told that he is a fool to let go someone he really has started to love because, “There is no greater misfortune than dying alone”. And like William Shakespeare writes in his famous play Julius Caesar, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.", John Green too shows that sometimes our human emotions decide our fate more than our

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