In the Fault of Our Stars Essay

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Inspiration “Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying” (Green 3). John Green implements many aspect of his experience at the Children’s hospital and his encounter with Esther Earl as a reflection of Hazel’s life through the book “The Fault in Our Stars.” John Green’s experience at the Children’s hospital changed his life around. “Watching children die had a profound effect on John Green’s life” in a positive way because it “convinced him to abandon his vocation to be a Christian minister and turned him into an author” (Interview, Green). Throughout his experience…show more content…
John Green used Esther’s personality as Hazel’s personality and he realized the connection of writing in Hazel’s point of view as he progresses in writing the book. John Green met Esther Earl in 2008 as a thyroid cancer patient at age 16. She died at age 16 but she lived her life the fullest without any regret which played as a motivation for John Green to write about the book in a humorous way. “ [He] couldn’t reconcile [himself] to looking at it honestly, and being hopeful. [And] reading should be fun; [He] wanted to write something that was funny and evocative of life and embraced life” ( Castellitto 2). John Green introduced Hazel from her perspective using the same exact cancer that Esther Earl had “I’m Hazel… sixteen. Thyroid originally but with an impressive and long settled satellite colony in my lungs” (Green 5). John Green’s novel had many inspiration and experience in his life which made it easier for him to write this novel in a sad yet humorous way. John Green has a great passion and hope for the cancer patients. Wishing that they get better, he ended with the book where Hazel survives rather than dying like Esther Earl. John Green wrote “The Fault in Our Stars” to inspire patients to look at life positively with his inspiration at the hospital and encounter with Esther Earl. Without working with those who have cancer, John Green may never develop the feelings and sympathy he feels today. Works Cited “Interview: John Green.” The Sydney

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