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Augustus Stars Essay

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The two characters I have chosen are Hazel Grace Lancaster, the protagonist and Augustus Waters. Hazel has thyroid cancer and Augustus is a victim of osteosarcoma.
Hazel and Augustus first meet at the Cancer Kid Support Group. “A boy was staring at me” (8) shows that Augustus is attracted to Hazel. “His every syllable flirted” (17) shows that Hazel notices Augustus and likes the attention. After spending the night together, “[Hazel] liked Augustus Waters” (31). This shows that attraction is evident between them. Augustus wants more and expresses his feelings, “I want to see you again tonight. But I’m willing to wait all night and much of tomorrow. I am serious” (37). Augustus seems to be optimistic in life. He has lost his leg but this does not stop him from falling in love or living his life to the fullest.
Augustus even offers to use his Wish to take
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Augustus “has hardly left the waiting room since [Hazel’s arrival at the hospital]” (108). Is this the action of true love?
Finally, Augustus confesses to Hazel, “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things” (153). “It felt like everything was rising up in me, like I was drowning in this weirdly painful joy, but I couldn’t say it back” (154) and once again, this shows another internal conflict of Hazel because she is not able to reciprocate his feelings even though she feels the same.
The meet up with Van Houten does not turn out well but their relationship is at one of its turning points. They kiss and make love. Earlier, Hazel refuses to accept Augustus, but perhaps Augustus’s actions and true love are creating a relationship between them. Are they in love with each other or is it just a moment of lust because of their cancers and they are feeling desperate?
Unfortunately, this follows by another turning point when Augustus tells Hazel his cancer has recurred. It is a heart-breaking moment consumed by
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