The Fault In Our Stars Critical Analysis

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is an insightful, penetrating novel about a pair of cursed lovers trying to make the most of their little infinity. Cancer is a touchy subject for many, but I believe John handled it very well and made it clear that love can overcome anything. Although the main characters, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, are still young, their love is raw, rich and real.
Gus, formally known as Augustus, was a seventeen year old boy who suffered from osteosarcoma, causing him to lose a leg. He displayed his pensiveness throughout the chapters of this book by frequently sharing perceptive insights about love and life. One of those thoughts is visible in the beginning of the book when he shares his metaphorical cigarette with Hazel. He said this, “‘And I’ve never lit one. It’s a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do it’s killing.”’ (page 20). This is only one of the many deep thoughts Augustus shared with Hazel in the book. This symbol appears frequently in this New York Times Bestseller. Augustus also declared his love for Hazel in a very brilliant manner when he said this, ‘“I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”’ (page

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