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Examples Of Personification In The Fault In Our Stars

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The Fault in our stars, John Green, Fiction The novel the fault in our stars was written by author John Green and published in 2012. Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar inspired the title of the book. The story is narrated by Hazel Grace, a 16-year-old girl who is diagnosed with cancer. One-day Hazel is obligated by her parents to attend a support group where she can meet new friends who are going through the same situation she is going through. That is where Hazel meets and falls in love with 17-year-oldAugustus Waters. As they become the best of friends Hazel shares her favorite book “An Imperial Affliction” with August. The book ended mid- sentence which led August to find the author. The author invited Hazel to Amsterdam to discuss the ending of the book. This is when their venture begins to truly find the meaning in life.
The fault in our stars establishes the literary device, personification. Personification is when the author gives an object human-like characteristic. Personification mainly comes from the authors imagination on how they view different aspects in situations. An example of personification in the novel is when Augustus says, “that’s the thing about pain it demands to be felt” (page 110). Augustus gave pain a human-like quality by saying it demands to be felt. Although, feelings don’t have the power to demand something. Another example that demonstrates personification is "The sun was like a toddler insistently refusing to go to bed: It was past eight
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