Throughout it all, Hazel is there with Augustus, until the very end. Hazel is elated to finally get the answers she has been waiting for about the end of An Imperial Affliction. Hazel does not like the support group, but goes to make her mother happy. The novel tells the story of a seventeen year old girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster who suffers from thyroid cancer. She tries to enter a space with no stimuli, a space she identifies with the moment before the Big Bang.
However, Hazel is found to be okay and has no new tumors. Hazel reveals she has thyroid tumor that has spread to her lungs. He delivers Hazel another letter from Van Houten, this one more personal and more cryptic than the last. Because of her malignancy, she has to use a compact oxygen tank to breathe properly. Augustus then tells Hazel about his ex-girlfriend who died of cancer.
The next morning, both mother and daughter visit Dr. This idea appears right at the beginning of the chapter in Hazel's t-shirt, which bears a print by the Belgian painter René Magritte. Acerbic comedy, sexy romance, and a lightly played, extended meditation on the big questions about life and death. Van Houten is rude from the start. The novel starts with Hazels mother urging and pushing her to go to a cancer support group which she hates, however, little did she know this time she would meet Augustus Waters, a boy who would turn her life around.
She never knows when she will die. Green attended Kenyon College in Ohio and graduated with a degree in English and Religious studies in 2000. She begins to think she is part of an existentialist experiment in delayed gratification. We stay away from the world around to reduce the damage that we may cause if we die. The most terrible things always happen to the people who deserve it the least. She is thrilled, but when he touches her face she feels hesitant for some reason. His reply saddens Hazel, as she thinks she will never be able to make it to Amsterdam where Van Houten lives.
She attends a support group at a church; there, she meets a friend named and a romantic interest named Augustus. She just got a phone call, when Augustus died. Hazel screams to awaken her parents. John Green has captured the idea of true love and overcoming obstacles in the best way possible. Hazel is not allowed in his room and waits out in the waiting room. Hazel decides to emulate the way Anna dresses in An Imperial Affliction.
The chemistry between these two reaches another level, when Augustus after the meeting, breaks the silence by saying to Hazel that she resembles Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta. As all this goes on, Van Houten, who is incredibly pompous, keeps drinking scotch. He claims he cannot give Hazel the answers she seeks, and rants about his nihilistic views of life and death. She proceeds to go on a kind of crazy search for what he's written, which she thinks might be the alternate ending to An Imperial Affliction that she wanted so badly. Hazel visits Issac the hospital. So far, he has written seven books and had a different role in 4 movies, including the Fault in Our Stars.
Hazel tells Augustus that she cannot go. The Fault in our stars will make you laugh, and quite often; it will keep a smile on your static face, but there will be a time when you also mourn. Midway through the novel, Augustus discovers that his cancer has returned and that he is terminal. Hazel and Augustus reach new levels of intimacy in this chapter. Hazel Grace is just a normal teenager who is bored with life and likes to quote philosophers no big deal when she meets Augustus, a grade A hottie.
Waters, Augustus's father and mother Mr. The book was praised by critics for its portrayal of cancer patients and romance. I believe the universe wants to be noticed. They kiss anyway and when they break apart there is a crowd of people around them. Hazel talks about her new friend Gus having a harmartia. Augustus , and he arranges a pre-funeral just for Isaac and Hazel to share their experiences with him. After checking into their hotel, Hazel learns that Lidewij has made a reservation for Augustus and her at a fancy restaurant called Oranjee.
Green uses his knowledge of symbolism, imagery, diction, and metaphors to build on this idea. Trying to steer the conversation in the right direction Hazel asks if Van Houten recalls her list of questions. As it is known in the United States today, a very marked genre as a trend in literature that opens new paths for new generations of readers. His funeral happens a few days later in the same church where the support group is held. The setting of Anne Frank's house carries a great deal of symbolic meaning, as does the fact that Hazel and Augustus share a passionate kiss there.
As the movie progresses we learn that Augustus cancer has relapsed, and the novel ends with his heartbreaking death. She needs to have friends, and she needs to interact with other human beings. Before the nurse leaves she tells Hazel that Augustus has been in the waiting room since she entered the hospital. The two protagonists were constantly dealing with the theme of suffering. This ambition shown by Gus inspired me greatly to help people that you care about achieve their wishes and not be selfish. But it's also notable that Hazel is young and terminally ill.