Main Characters In The Fault In Our Stars By John Green

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Response 1: The main character in The Fault in Our Stars by John Green happens to be Hazel Grace Lancaster. Since Hazel along with her close friends are diagnosed with different types of cancer their hometown goes hand in hand with it: support group in the church, the hospital, and every once in awhile it’s each other’s homes, leading a quite depressing life. In fact, as the novel opens up, Hazel’s mother has the mindset that her daughter is depressed, due to reasons such as when Hazel stated, “I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death” (Green 1). Hazel claims that although depression is almost always listed as a side effect of cancer, she considers it not but yet a side effect of dying. On the other hand, her physical appearance; she’s a seventeen year old- on the verge of dying from thyroid cancer which had only spread throughout her lungs since she had got diagnosed with it at the age of thirteen, has a short pixie haircut with dark brown hair, chubby cheeks, is thin and pale due to the cancer, and is described to having green eyes. Some of what is stated above is shown when it says, “I had this pageboy haircut, and I hadn’t even bothered to, like, brush it. Furthermore, I had ridiculously fat chipmunked cheeks, a side effect of treatment” (Green 9). Overall, even after meeting Augustus, since they are cancer kids, they are
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