Hazel's 'The Fault In Our Stars'

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The Fault in our Stars
Held prisoner by the cancer flooding her lungs with fluid Hazel has lost her ability to interact with people, Hazel is lost to her books and herself, feeling guilty. She is aware that there is nothing she did to cause the cancer but she only tries to decrease the pain she believes that she is somehow causing her family. She gives in to death and gives up rather than make a profound impact on the people around her. She begins to explain this as she narrates “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 thinking about death,” Green, p.78. She realizes that she spends precious time obsessing about death, she is wasting her life grieving about something she cannot control, predict or change. A revolution for her is conveyed in
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The reader does not learn if she is able to pull herself up and get out of the sad state she was in. The author does hint she is able to. We have no insight to weather she lives a long life on Phalanxifor or if she dies once the fluid builds up in her lungs.
"I do," the only time first person is used in the book. These words not only make us think that Hazel is speaking to Gus at that moment, but it also reminds us of marriage. Is Hazel is promising Gus in that moment that she loved and loves him? The "I do" could also be a response to Gus 's words in the letter itself. What Hazel believed at the beginning the book,. Pain only causes harm to the people you love. But she has maybe learned that some types of pain can leave positive marks on a person. Gus’s love for Hazel. He writes that he hopes she feels the same way about his love for her, and she replies "I do." She was forever
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