Fault in Our Stars

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Throughout the novel Hazel and Augustus change spirit to become more open and accepting. At the beginning of the novel, Hazel is extremely concerned about her death impacting folks around her. The grenade & death analogy is used to explain Hazel’s fear of hurting others. This belief disables Hazel from socializing and being open to others. For instance, “I wanted to know that he would be okay if I died. I wanted to not be a grenade, to not be a malevolent force in the lives of people I loved.” In other words, Hazel wants to know that if she were to die, her death would not affect Augustus. At the beginning, Augustus is incredibly charming and committed to leaving a great legacy behind. Fast-forwarding, Gus cancer returns and begins to deteriorates his body. Gus was hopeful that he would live to tell the story of a cancer survivor. As the novel progresses, Gus realizes his inevitable death is soon the come. “Excellent. Also, if it’s not too much, please prepare a eulogy.”(20.254). In fact, Gus was so aware he began organizing his own ceremony. In the meantime, Hazel and Gus have become more open. Hazel allows Gus into her life when at the beginning she was afraid. “Augustus Waters were the great star – crossed lover of my life.” (20.259). That is to say, Augustus was the great love of her life she said during his ceremony. Augustus began feeling less important, his obsession for leaving a great legacy has vanished. To illustrate, “… but I always thought my obituary would be in all the newspapers.” (17.240). This reveals Gus done pursuing a legacy and focusing on his upcoming death. Over the course of the novel, both Hazel and Gus become accepting to death & socializing.

John Green’s decision to title the novel, “The Fault in Our Stars,” is solely based in the belief of faiths...