Augustus True Love

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It is wrongly considered that teen love does not exist, because most of young treat their relationships as just a game or a sort of getting experience. They do not really care for each other and the only thing they do is kissing, hugging and hanging around. Despite that, Hazel and Augustus are different, they are very candid teenagers, who fall in love deeply and forever. "True love is born from hard times", this encouragement from Waters' living room fully express their relationship, which differs from others' in consciousness ,sincerity, and attention. Hazel and Augustus are sincere in their feelings, because they do not have plenty of time due to their diseases to play with and imitate sympathy. First of all, Augustus is a very forthright…show more content…
They do not keep in secret their "insufficiency" and boldly show them to each other, because it is hard to surprise a cancer patient. In addition, Hazel tries to ensure Augustus that she understands him and does not consider their illnesses to be embarrassing. When she "found him mumbling in a language of his own creation"(Green, 239), the girl does not run away or stop all contact, she finds ways to help him and persuades that "[she has] pissed the bad ... It's no big deal". Hazel tries to not notice Augustus' transformations from a muscular hot guy to a weak boy and keeps treating him as a normal healthy person. Therefore, Augustus and Hazel are honest with each other, they do not keep secrets and share their cancer's…show more content…
Their love is not just an animals' passion , it is a deliberate choice. Firstly, Hazel does not cross a boundary into romantic relationship, still being friends with Augustus. She calls herself a "grenade and at some point [she is] going to blow up and [she] would like to minimize the casualties" (Green, 99). Hazel wants to keep him from her, because she fears they will get attached and be unable to let each other go, if she dies. It is very selfless of her to think about possible consequences and try to prevent them. Also, Augustus cares about Hazel and does not want to hurt her more than cancer does. For example, when Hazel stays in the ICU, Augustus admits "[he is] a good enough person to hope she died so she would never know that [he] was going, too". He is afraid to let her down and break her weak heart with the news that his cancer is back. Also, he puts a lot of thoughts into their spiritual connection. While reading a book, there is a strong similarity between the "universe" and Hazel. Father's phrase "the universe wants to be noticed" matches her state of mind, and Augustus catches this likeness and says, "We're as likely to hurt the universe as we are to help it"(Green, 312). He wants to help this "universe" or soul, but it ends up injuring. Augustus wants to leave a mark, Hazel wants to be noticed, they perfectly compliment to satisfy each other's needs and both of them realize it. So, their
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