The Fault In Our Stars Character Analysis Essay

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In The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, the narrator is a seventeen year old girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster. She is a young, independent woman who is uniquely intelligent, humorous, and resilient. Hazel is a character who wants to tread lightly among the earth while her boyfriend, Augustus Waters, wishes to leave a large mark on the world. Augustus is a confident and strong boy who grows more caring and compassionate as the story unfolds. The reader can see how this young man starts as a quintessential masculine individual to a more gentle human being. His affection towards Hazel and ability to show his emotions show how men can be sensitive as well. The two genders in The Fault in Our Stars are portrayed as two individuals who help each…show more content…
Hazel is a girl with a very dangerous cancer that prevents her from being able to breathe properly. She is very thoughtful and considerate about her actions and she is also uniquely analytical. In addition, she fears getting close to anyone because she knows that her death, which isn 't far off, will hurt anyone close to her. It makes her, as she puts it, a “grenade.” This fear appears most in regard to her mother. Therefore, she spends most of her time at home with little social interaction. When she meets Gus, she tries to stay away, but their fondness for each other grows and they fall in love. Hazel grows to be more confident and loving around Augustus as she changes for the…show more content…
This book teaches me that life is too short and we should surround ourselves with people we care about and love deeply. Death is so imminent and final, so one should try to spend their life to the best of their ability. Green’s book affects me emotionally as well because I really felt Hazel and Gus’s compassion towards each other and their difficulty of trying to come to terms with their terminal cancers. It seems as if I was with them the entire them and I felt every happy or heartbreaking moment they
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