The Fault Of Our Stars By John Green Essay

1088 Words Jun 16th, 2016 5 Pages
Pain and Suffering
In the novel The Fault in our Stars by John Green it shows the reader the suffering not only with the main characters Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters but their family as well. Suffering is an experience that involves physical and mental pain from a sense of loss or a feeling of powerlessness about a series of events.

Not only is this book about Hazel and Augustus suffering together, but the secondary characters suffer as well. Hazel’s mom, Mrs. Lancaster suffered in silence with Hazel’s disease without her knowing. “she said ‘ I won’t be a mom anymore’ it gutted me pretty badly...I couldn’t get it out of my head how she sounded like she would never be okay again. Which she probably wouldn’t”. (Green 117) This quote was from when Hazel was in the ICU and didn’t have a good chance of surviving. Hazel’s mom loved Hazel more than life itself, they had a strong bond. It shows her a suffering and the inseparable love between a mother and daughter.

From the start of the book as a reader we experience Hazel’s life and dealing with her suffering. John Green, the author led us to believe that Augustus was healthy. Both, Hazel and Gus suffered together throughout the book because they knew and understood the pain that the other was experiencing because they were both cancer survivors. “I lit up like a christmas tree, Hazel Grace, the lining of my chest, my left hip, my liver, everywhere….The world is not a wish granting factory.” (Green 214). The…

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