"...but there were characters other than Anna in the story, and it seemed unfair that I would never find out what happened to them" (50).
An Imperial Affliction
"So here's how it went in God's Heart: The six or seven or ten of us walked/wheeled in, grazed at a decrepit selection of cookies and lemonade, sat down in the Circle of Trust, and listened to Patrick recount for the thousandth time his depressingly miserable life story" (4).
"Mom: 'You're going to Support roup.' Hazel: 'UGGGGGGGGGGGGG.' Mom: 'Hazel, you deserve a life.'" (7).
The author, John Green, tell us in the beginning of the book how much Hazel loves the book An Imperial Affliction and wants to find out what happens to the characters in it after the book ends. This book is something that Gus and Hazel talked about a lot and it is the reason why they go to Amsterdam later in the book.
"My lungs started to fill up with water. Iwas looking pretty dead--my hands and feet ballooned; my skin cracked; my lips were perpetually blue." (24).
Hazel describes to us frequently about what the support group she attends, she describes this group as depressing but is still forced by her parents to go.
"'Saved the kids,' he said. 'Temporarily,' I pointed out. 'All salvation is temporary,' Augustus shot back" (59).
Throughout the book you with see a constant repetition of family, Gus's family supports him by stitching happy quotes in pillows and Hazels family constantly say that she need to go to support group so she can learn to be a normal teen. Both families want best for their children, but they push them away, a theme of this book is family.
Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. Penguin Books, 2014.
Hazel is telling Gus a time she almost died because of her cancer, she was rushed to the hospital and couldn't breathe. The doctors put her on a new type of medicine that keeps her alive, but she still remembers that time when she is thinking about how much her illness has affected her.
This part in the book is when Gus and Hazel are playing video games and Gus saves hostages, until they eventually die later on in life. This is symbolism for the cancer these two teens have, although the medications will stop their cancer from growing, it is only a temporary solution because eventually they will both die of cancer.
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