Thematic Essay On The Fault In Our Stars

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The Fault In Our Stars ~ Thematic Essay (rough draft)

In the book The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, there is a main character named Hazel, who has a type of lung cancer. This cancer has always caused her a lot of pain from the start, but after she lost someone she loved, Hazel felt the most pain she has ever felt before. In this book, there was a common theme throughout the story: “Sometimes, in the real world, there are no happy endings.”
Whether it’s physical or emotional pain, there’s nothing you can do to stop it once it has started. In the beginning of the story, one of Hazel and Gus’s friends had a type of eye cancer, and while he was going through a very tough breakup, Gus said this: “That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be
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In one spot of the book, the author decided to have Gus become sick again. “The world is not a wish-granting factory,” Gus said after he told Hazel his cancer was back. I think quote was a way the author was trying to communicate to the reader the theme that I’ve been writing about. Sometimes, there are no happy endings. There is death. There is pain and hurting. There is sickness, weakness and all things that cause people harm. In one particular part of the book, the John Green really showed us Hazel’s pain of losing Gus by using this specific wording to describe how Hazel felt: “I remember once early on when I couldn’t get my breath and it felt like my chest was on fire, flames licking the inside of my ribs fighting for a way to burn out of my body, my parents took me to the ER. A nurse asked me about the pain, and I couldn’t even speak, so I held up 9 fingers.” In this quote, the author used things such as personification and descriptive details to really show how much pain Hazel was in. And she only rated this a 9 out of 10. But now, the author says that after losing Gus, Hazel rated her pain a 10/10. This really demonstrates how much pain she was in, especially since this pain is worse than the “flames licking inside of her body” pain. “The waves tossing me against the rocks then pulling me back out to sea so they could launch me again into the jagged face of the cliff, leaving me floating faceup on the water, undrowned,” was one of the many ways John Green described Hazel’s pain of losing Gus. If Hazel could stop this pain, she probably would. But since she can’t she’s forced into living and feeling like this, knowing she’ll never see Gus again. The world is not a wish-granting factory. You can’t just decide what does and does not happen to you, even if it doesn’t seem fair or right. The world goes on, no matter
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