The Fault in Our Stars by: John Green Analysis Essay

1849 Words Aug 20th, 2013 8 Pages
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Mariana Guzman
AP Lang.
Summer Reading Assignment
July 23rd, 2013

The Fault In Our Stars (Tfios)

Introduction

Sympathy. We often use it when someone has a paper cut, or they broke an arm. Many of the characters in this book, don’t want you to feel sympathy for them but honestly, there is no possible way for you to avoid it. John Green wrote “The Fault In Our Stars” in the most realistic way possible, using things that we use everyday: our feelings and emotions. That’s what made it an astonishing a book; it seemed so real. I felt like Hazel was the one telling me the story, not just the author. She was telling me her story and why was it important to her. Many critics and fellow readers may also compare this
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She had a different view of love, family, and most importantly life; that she never had before she met Augustus. In the genesis of the book, she avoids having any contact with anyone, but in the end of this inspiring story, she realizes that it's okay for her to express her sentiments and actually start making friends and have a social life. She also realized that at any moment she could be gone, and would have wasted it on nothing.

Which brings me to the round character of this story: Augustus Waters. We learn a lot of things of this character through out the book. He’s 17 years old, has osteosarcoma, and has lost his right leg. Although terrible things happened to him, he constantly kept his head up, and was still a charming and gorgeous young man. Even Hazel states it “Look, let me just say it: He was hot. A nonhot boy stares at you relentlessly and it is, at best, awkward, and at worst, a form of assault. But a hot boy... well. (Chapter 1, Page 9) He helped Hazel come out of this world with his charms and his different personality which attracted Hazel. But what we are missing here is that unlike Hazel, Augustus wants to leave a mark wherever he goes, and talks to. He makes things happen, unlike Hazel who waits until things actually happen. One of Augustus main worries is dying. He wants to live a meaningful life, were generations ahead would be in awe of his heroic actions. Hazel is willing to fake the act just for him to feel like a hero and

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