"... my mother decided I was depressed, Presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time thinking about death"(3).
"Desperately lonely Swing Set Needs Loving Home One swing set, well worn but structually sound, seeks new home. Make memories with your kid or kids so that someday he or she or they willlook into the backyard and fell the ache of sentimentalityas desperately as i did this afternoon..."(124).
"The real heroes anyway aren't the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention."(312).
Characterization Hazel, the main character, is a very smart girl that doesn't mind speaking whats on her mind. she also is very kind and can care for what people are feeling. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer that originated in her thyroid that then spread to her lungs.
"It's not like I had some utterly poignant, well-lit memory of a healthy father pushing a healthy child and the child saying higher higher higher..."(122).
Imagery Imagery is used when Hazel is describing the swingset in her backyard when writing the sales ad for selling the swing set.
"My name is Agustus Waters"(11).
"I know that coming out of the ICU, it doesn't feel this way, but this fluid is. at least for the time being, manageable"(116).
Theme The theme comes from Gus saying that you don't need to be doing something big to be a hero.
Green, John. The Fault In Our Stars. Penguin Books, 2014
Flashback The flashback is when Hazel looks at her old swingset she sees the memories of her dad pushing the healthy young version of herself on the swing.
Symbolism The symbolism in this book would be water. this would be because Gus's last name is Waters and because of the water that fills Hazel's lung which forces her to use an oxygen tank.