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The Fault in Our Stars Characterization Tracking Project

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Lauren Castillo

on 5 October 2012

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Hazel Grace Lancaster In the Fault in Our Stars, Hazel Grace is the main character who has cancer that affects her daily life but yet, she still ends up finding a positive light in her dark days. Protagonist Quote: "But my mom believed I required treatment, so she took me to see my Regular Doctor Jim, who agreed that I was veritably swimming in a paralyzing and totally clinical depression, and that therefore my meds should be adjusted and also I should attend a weekly Support Group." (Green 3-4) Significance: In this quote, Hazel Grace addresses her cancer and the weekly Support Group that she attends which initiates her story. She narrates using first person which automatically sets the audience in her perspective of life. Throughout the book, the audience gets to know her flaws and perfections and joys and sorrows. These traits make her relatable and appealing. Being that the audience sees the world in her eyes, it seems as if the world she’s in revolves around her which makes her the leading character. Dynamic Quote: "'I'm like. Like. I'm like a grenade, Mom. I'm a grenade and at some point I'm going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualties okay?'" (99)
"'Augustus Waters,' I said, looking up at him, thinking that you cannot kiss anyone in the Anne Frank House, and then thinking that Anne Frank, after all, kissed someone in the Anne Frank House, and that she would probably like nothing more than for her home to have become a place where the young and irreparably broken sink into love." Foil Motivation In the beginning of the book, Hazel Grace thinks bitterly of the world. That there was a deeper negative meaning for everything. This crabbiness branches out from her cancer which leads her to hate herself and the morals of the world she’s in. However, after meeting Augustus Waters, she soon sees the value of life. She realizes that there is joy out of pain and laughs out of tears. She now knows that even though there is cancer, there is an Augustus Waters to ease the burden. Quote: "The space around us evaporated, and for a weird moment I really liked my body; this cancer-ruined thing I'd spent years dragging around suddenly seemed worth the struggle, worth the chest tubes and the PICC lines and the ceaseless bodily betrayal of the tumors." (203) Although Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace do not agree on numerous things, they still came together to make a perfect match. Augustus brought out the best in Hazel. Instead of being locked up in her room, Hazel would go out more often to reach out to important people like Isaac and Augustus’ parents. She became comfortable in her skin knowing someone still truly loved her despite her condition. The time with Augustus was significant in that she becomes less hard-hearted and more open-minded. Quote: "I went to Support Group for the same reason that I'd once allowed nurses with a mere eighteen months of graduate education to poison me with exotically named chemicals: I wanted to make my parents happy." (8) Hazel's cancer causes her to act deliberately bitter. The routine treatments with no permanent result has exhausted her to the point where she doesn't care. She still however continues them but refuses to truly try at life. Her parents are her only motivation to keep going even with half the effort. So she does things like attending Support Group sessions and going out with her friend Kaitlyn because her parents want her out of the house. Even though she does them, she still acts reluctantly. by Lauren Castillo
Pd. 3 - Raff A+!
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