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Fault In Our Stars Essay

815 words - 4 pages

My ISP novel is called The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green. In fact, the movie was just released last Friday, and this novel is one of the most popular books amongst teens. The story takes place in Indianapolis, which is where sixteen year old protagonist Hazel Grace Lancaster is battling Stage 4 Thyroid cancer. Since she has terminal cancer, Hazel is required to carry an oxygen tank everywhere she goes, which makes it very obvious that she has cancer (physically). This causes a barrier between Hazel and society, thus resulting a character vs society conflict. Hazel states, “I could feel everyone watching us, wondering what was wrong with us… That was worse part about having cancer, ...view middle of the document...

Augustus and Hazel fall in love with each other during their first encounter but Hazel tries to deny her feelings due to her selfless nature, which is a character vs self conflict that Hazel deals with throughout most of the novel. But since Augustus is very persistent, he tries to make Hazel allow him into her life. His role in the story is to change Hazel, and teach Hazel that it is okay to have people in your life, no matter how short it may be, which is a very important theme throughout the novel. Augustus is fairly different from Hazel as he tries to leave a mark wherever he goes, and tries his best to live his life to its full potential, another theme. He desperately wants to be remembered and missed after he dies. He claims, “If you don't live a life in service of a greater good, you've gotta at least die a death in service of a greater good, you know? And I fear that I won't get either a life or a death that means anything.” (97)

Another conflict that several of the characters are battling is character vs illness as nearly all the characters in the novel have cancer. Both Hazel and Augustus, the main characters have cancer. It is important to the story because it is...

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