The Fault in Our Stars | Study Guide

John Green

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The Fault in Our Stars | Chapter 14 | Summary



Hazel and Gus return from Holland to the United States to find Mr. Lancaster waiting for them in the airport. Back at home Hazel talks with him about his thoughts on the afterlife and realizes he doesn't think life is headed to oblivion, but rather there is more to life than just the one they are currently in. Hazel, Gus, and Isaac meet up. Gus has just started a new treatment regime, and Isaac has been focusing on learning how to interact with the world now that he is blind. He no longer thinks about Monica every day, but Gus asks and Isaac notes she still had yet to call or text. Gus becomes infuriated at this injustice and convinces them to join him in buying eggs. He then has Isaac throw eggs at Monica's car. The picture of a blind young man trying to hit a car with some eggs is rather comical for everyone, except Monica's family.


Hazel is considering for the first time the nihilistic viewpoint of An Imperial Affliction may not be the only or most correct viewpoint. In her discussion with her father, who read the book while they were in Amsterdam, she realizes he believes there is something that comes after death. He does not believe she is headed to oblivion, but rather, because "the universe wants to be noticed," he is willing believe there is more for them after this life.

Despite committing herself to staying with Gus until the end, there have already been changes in their relationship. She no longer refers to him as Augustus, but rather more often as Gus as his parents do. He has started his new treatment, and the medication has slowed his speech and body movements. Even so he continues to search for injustices to fight against, so when he finds out Monica has yet to call Isaac, he takes them out on a semiserious mission, which turns out to be his last heroic act, for revenge. Hazel notes this is the last time she takes a picture of Gus and, in a sense, this is the last time Gus is really the person she initially fell in love with.

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