As she battles with cancer, falls love, and tries to find her happiness. From the beginning of the book, Hazel tries to advocate for herself to find happiness, along the way she faces justice. Hazel has been encouraged to attend a support group that includes other teenagers who are battling cancer. They are lead by the loving and super encouraging former cancer patient, Patrick. Hazel despises going to support group, can’t stand Patrick’s positivity, and overall just rather stay inside her home and away from society. “So Support Group blew, and after a few weeks, about the whole affair. In fact, on Wednesday I made the acquaintance of Augustus Waters, I tried my level best to get out of Support Group while sitting on the couch with my mom in the third leg of the twelve-hour marathon of the previous season’s America’s Next Top Model, which admittedly I had already seen, but still.” (Green 6) It’s simple and clear that staying home and watching tv is what makes Hazel happy, and she will go through almost anything to get that satisfaction. At the time Hazel doesn’t know that at Support Group she will meet her true love Augustus Waters. As the story progresses she finds her happiness and meaning of life with the intimate relationship she shares with Gus. While Hazel stays home and watches tv she has also created a love for the only book she reads; An Imperial Affliction. The book is about a girl battling cancer and her story. Though Hazel admits she doesn’t like it because it is relatable to her life she adores the writing of the book. When she falls in love with Gus he uses his “wish”(a cancer perk from the Genies) his to send him and her and a trip to Amsterdam to meet Peter Van Houten, the author of An Imperial Affliction. Hazel is astonished and is very eager to get answers about the book though the experience has a slight turn when Peter Van Houten is drunk when they visit him. “YOU PROMISED!”
As Hazel first introduces herself she gives off a quite sophisticated but also depressed vibe. My first impression of Hazel was that she was a little too smart for a girl who hadn't been to school in three years. I soon learned that she took classes at the local community college. A couple weeks into support group Hazel meets her match and is instantly drawn to the intriguing character of Gus. I could immediately tell that gus and Hazel had a mutual attraction but a roadblock stood in the way, cancer. The relationship that soon developed between Hazel and gus is what intrigued myself, how they both were incredibly scared to hurt the other emotionally. They bonded over their overuse of symbols and metaphors. For example, how gus used the cigarettes as a metaphor… “It’s a metaphor, see: You put the killing right between your teeth, but you dont give it the power to do its killing.” (Green, 20). I could immediately tell that Hazel has become immensely attracted to Augustus and they would soon become star
Augustus realizes that a lot of people let their cancer identify them, which it seems at first like Hazel does. Through the novel Augustus mentions multiple times how he wants his life to mean something other than cancer. “I fear that I won’t be able to give anything in exchange for my life. If you don’t live a life in service of a greater good, you’ve gotta
Augustus makes an impact on Hazel’s life. Augustus and Hazel meet at Support Group and grow a close bond. Augustus and Hazel fall deeply in love throughout the story. When Augustus’ cancer sprung up again, he asked Hazel to write him an eulogy. In Hazel’s eulogy she says, “My name is Hazel. Augustus Waters was the great star-crossed love of my life. Ours was an epic love story, and I won’t be able to get more than a sentence into it without disappearing into a puddle of tears”(Green 259). This shows that when Augustus dies he will leave a (mental) scar on Hazel, because Hazel will deeply miss Augustus when he dies. Augustus transformed Hazel
She has now changed from being shut off to the outside world, to being sarcastic about her friends to her mother. Though it may seem insignificant, it shows how her identity has changed. Near the end of Augustus’s life, he is disappointed he never got a heroic battle to be remembered for. Hazel then tells him, “‘You get to battle cancer,’ I said. ‘That is your battle.
Hazel Lancaster, a teenage girl with the fourth stage of thyroid cancer, is forced to join the Support Group due to her parents’ will. Her world has totally changed after meeting a high school basketball player that lost his right leg to cancer, Augustus Waters along with his friends, Issac. Hazel and Gus together becomes a perfect bond. Hazel shares her affection toward the book called An Imperial Affliction with Gus and anticipates knowing the ending because the story just left undone. A week later, Gus reveals that he is able to track down Van Houten's assistant,
Chapter 4 -5 – Hazel talks about Imperial Affliction, ends without character resolution. Call Augustus with a distraught Isaac. Augustus invites Hazel. Augustus says Isaac’s girlfriend, Molly, broke up with him. Augusts states to Hazel, ‘Pain demands to be felt.’ Gus sends Van Houton email. Hazel sends email. Van Houton replies. Isaac eye surgically removed. Van Houton replies unable to answer her questions, but invites her to Amsterdam. Augustus agrees to take Hazel to Amsterdam with his Genie Foundation wish.
Waters is determined throughout the story to know Hazel and form some kind of relationship with her, which makes him a stronger, clearer candidate for the main character. The novel revolves around Hazel’s life dealing with cancer, but Augustus finds his way into it as much as possible, which makes him an equally strong character. Green does not define a single character as being stronger or the main character, which gives the reader ideas to contemplate and debate. The story begins with Hazel and ends with her, but while Augustus is present he is just as important to the story as she
Hazel the main character faced problems and struggled in the book Watership Down. The first problem Hazel faced was deciding if he should leave the warren after Fiver predicted that bad things will come to the warren. Hazel decided to take some friends and leave the warren to find a new and maybe even better warren. The conflict is Hazel had to lead the group to find a new home. Hazel is the leader of their group and takes advice from Fiver. The rabbits struggle to travel through the woods as they faced predators and nearly got lost in the woods.. The rabbits found a field but due to it being a death trap Hazel decided to take the group away from the warren. Hazel and the others would face a big challenge and this actually leads to the climax..
Interestingly, Augustus got in contact with a charity that gives cancer kids a wish. Augustus decided to use his for the two of them to go on a trip to Amsterdam to meet Peter and Lidewij. In the midst of this, Hazel painfully experiences her lungs filling up with fluid causing her to be rushed to the hospital. She lives, however her personal doctors say she isn’t healthy enough to go to Amsterdam. During one of her cancer meetings, one of her doctors, Dr. Maria, says that Hazel should live her life, convincing
Hazel grace is a dynamic character because she changes throughout the story. In the beginning, Hazel doesn’t want to get close to Augustus, because she was afraid he is going to be shattered when she dies. But towards the ending, hazel finds out it doesn’t matter if you die in the middle of a relationship, it’s about the moments you spend together. A quote in the book, on page 214, “Only now that I loved a grenade did I understand the foolishness of trying to save others from my own impending fragmentation: I couldn’t unlove Augustus Waters. And I didn’t want to.”
Two characters who have died of a disease are Augustus Waters from the novel Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Edward Cullen from the movie series “Twilight” directed by Catherine Hardwicke. In Fault in Our Stars, Augustus Waters nicknamed Gus, was Hazel Grace Lancaster’s boyfriend, who suddenly died from a certain bone cancer known as osteosarcoma cancer. Once Gus died it created a dramatic effect on his family and friends. After Gus’s death Hazel had a different change in attitude towards life itself. The theme was changed from the topic of strength to positivity. This also goes towards the mood that was mournful and ended the novel with happiness. On the other hand, in the film “Twilight”, it explains that Edward Cullen was saved by
Their relationship drives the plot forward because the story is about how they fall into love and support each other through hardships; it drives them to go see Mr Peter Van Houten together and to care for each other even as Augustus is dying. The story also explores the theme of dying as their relationship struggles to keep afloat with Gus suffering from terminal cancer, and Hazel has to deal with grief as she copes with her partner’s death. Most importantly, their relationship highlights the theme of love. Hazel and Gus are devoted to each other up till the very end of the story, as seen from… Their relationship illustrates the enduring and touching power of love.
The two main places that involve the two main characters, Hazel and Gus, were Amsterdam and Indianapolis. Hazel was scared that she will one day hurt the ones who love her when she would one day die from her lung cancer. When Hazel had to go to the emergency room that one time because of fluids in her lungs, Augustus was scared Hazel might die. Then as we learn towards the end of the novel, Hazel ends up being scared of Augustus dying when his cancer came back. Hazel was angry when Augustus died besides being very upset. They were disappointed and Hazel got angry when they saw who Peter Van Houten really was. They both felt like they were cancer victims, but they made the best of it with each other by going to Amsterdam and other events. They had many safe times such as when they were at the Support Group and Amsterdam because there were no health related emergencies and they had a good time together. The dangerous times is when Hazel had to go to the emergency room due to fluids in her lungs and when Augustus got his cancer back.
The book revolves around 16 year old Hazel Grace Lancaster, and 17 year old Augustus Waters. Hazel doesn’t lead an ordinary teenage life, she suffers of lung cancer. After a long time of struggling with her illness, her parents decide that