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the-fault-in-our-stars-john-greenAugustus “GusWaters, Chapter 25ou don’t get to choose if you get hurt … but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.Sources: American Cancer Society, Anne Frank House Museum, Illnessas Metaphor by Susan Sontag,, Sydney Morning HeraldCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Susan SontagSontag believed illness metaphors affected patients like Hazel.Anne Frank HouseAnne Franks WWII hiding place is important to Hazel and Gus.Cancer TreatmentSurgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are Gus and Hazels options.ContextGodlike figure to Hazel; rude, bitter author who turns out to be a huge disappointmentPeter Van HoutenHighly emotional friend of Hazel and Gus; loses his girlfriend when he goes blindIsaacClever, bright, engaging teen in love with Hazel; wants to be remembered as a heroAugustus “GusWatersSmart teen with cancer; falls in love with Gus and cares for him when his cancer returnsHazel Grace LancasterMain CharactersInitially planning to become an Episcopalian minister, Green worked as a chaplain at a childrens hospital for a few months before turning to writing. There he gained inspiration for The Fault in Our Stars. Through his novels and online presence, Green promotes intellectualism and positive change in the world.JOHN GREENBORN 1977AuthorAfter Guss death, Hazel sees she had become a hero in his eyes.Hopeful MessageHazel and Gus go to the Anne Frank House and kiss for the first time.First KissHazel goes to a cancer support group at the Literal Heart of Jesus and meets Gus.MeetingStruggling with cancer, 16-year-old Hazel distances herself from family and friends until meeting Gus and falling in love. She comes to realize that living her life is more important than protecting the people she loves from the pain of her death.Real HeroesAre the PeopleNoticing ThingsOVERVIEWEnglishOriginal Language2012Year PublishedJohn GreenAuthorThe Fault inOur StarsDramaNovel

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