The Fault in Our Stars Questions and Answers

The Fault in Our Stars

Question edited to a single question (per eNotes policy.) The main conflict in The Fault In Our Stars concerns Hazel Lancaster's inner struggle to come to terms with her terminal form of cancer...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2013, 12:56 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

The title The Fault in Our Stars is taken from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The nobleman Cassius says, The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves that we are underlings. The...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2019, 3:13 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

A good thesis statement for The Fault in Our Stars is that though life may be transient, it is nonetheless possible to deepen our experience of it by forming close personal relationships. Life...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2021, 9:22 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel is a seventeen-year-old girl with cancer. Her mom believes that Hazel suffers from depression. Hazel's doctor agrees. As a result, Hazel's medications are adjusted, and she is encouraged to...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2019, 12:24 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Let's start with a few obvious and simple character traits for Hazel. Hazel is a sixteen year old female with cancer, but she doesn’t let the cancer define and rule her life. Yes, it causes her...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2017, 1:53 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel and Augustus's relationship differs from that of other teens because of their cancer and consequent life experiences. Both continue to face terminal illness so they have grown up quickly....

Latest answer posted March 31, 2016, 11:36 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars is rich with figurative language that explores its themes, such as death and love. For example, consider the scene in which Hazel observes Isaac’s reaction to...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2020, 4:51 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

The mood and atmosphere of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is set early in the opening of the novel. Readers immediately come to know the protagonist, Hazel Grace Lancaster, through a very...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2013, 4:48 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

At first, your question seems like a trick. Of course, The Fault in Our Stars uses language and stylistic techniques to confront themes of love and death. It's a novel. That's what novels do....

Latest answer posted August 5, 2020, 2:24 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

If you haven't experienced the feeling that John Green is talking about, you have a treat in store for you. The time will come when a book will make such an impression on you that you will want...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2013, 12:08 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

The climactic event in a novel, such as The Fault in Our Stars" , is the pivotal moment when "something" happens and a lot of consequences happen as a result of it. Aside from being the moment of...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2013, 10:14 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

This quote is on page 122 in my version of the text. If you have a different version, you can easily find this quote by heading to Chapter 8, then flipping to about halfway through the chapter....

Latest answer posted April 18, 2016, 9:01 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Peter Van Houten comes back to America to attend Augustus Waters' funeral. Unbeknownst to Hazel, Augustus had remained in contact with Van Houten after their first disastrous meeting in Amsterdam....

Latest answer posted July 29, 2013, 12:46 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

In the story, Hazel lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. She jokes that it's the "137th nicest city in America," hinting that it's a crummy place to live or at least that it doesn't have anything...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2016, 9:17 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

An Imperial Affliction is Hazel's favorite book. She completely identifies with the central character, Anna, who, like Hazel, is a young adult with terminal cancer. She tells Augustus it's the only...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2019, 9:09 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

John Green wastes no time providing details of his protagonist in The Fault in Our Stars. The opening sentence of Chapter One begins with this self-description regarding Hazel’s age: “Late in the...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2014, 7:17 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

One technique used in the novel The Fault in Our Stars that explores the idea of love and death is shown in the characters' seeming irreverent attitudes and the way they banter about their...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2020, 11:24 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Let me suggest some characters who make choices that have consequences, and see if any of those seem interesting to you to write about. For any of these examples, you could ask yourself these...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2016, 8:46 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Three main scenes in The Fault in Our Stars: 1. Sixteen year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster who has terminal thyroid cancer attends a cancer patients' support group at her mother's behest. There she...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2014, 5:25 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

We learn the details of Hazel's "cancer miracle story" in Chapter 2, when she relates it to Augustus, her new friend and love interest. When she was thirteen, Hazel was diagnosed with "Stage IV...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2016, 1:33 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars, written by John Green, tells the story of two teenagers who meet at their cancer support group. Sixteen-year-old Hazel has had thyroid cancer for several years and has come...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2016, 3:26 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Below are ten complications of varying degrees of seriousness. 1) Hazel discusses the initial complications of her diagnosis, which include not going to school, not being able to get a driver's...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2016, 3:58 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Think of an introductory sentence for a book summary like a topic sentence or thesis statement. It should be a strong, thought-provoking statement that tells your reader specifically what you will...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2016, 11:27 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

On the top of the cover of the book, in blue hand-written looking text, there is a quote by Jodi Picoult that actually describes the mood perfectly: "Electric. . . Filled with staccato bursts of...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2016, 4:44 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

After learning that Augustus has died, Hazel reads comments written on the Internet, but finds them artificial. To one message sent, she replies, We live in a universe devoted to the creation,...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2014, 3:51 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

In The Fault in Our Stars, John Green explores the themes of love and death through techniques like metaphors and symbolism. In the text, Hazel and Augustus, the two main characters, frequently...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2020, 5:02 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

As the story begins, Hazel is feeling incredibly bitter about her terminal cancer. To make matters worse, her mother's decided that she's depressed, as she's always hanging around the house, eating...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2019, 10:27 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel is the protagonist of the book The Fault in Our Stars, by John Greene. It is explained early on that she is suffering from a deadly illness, and her parents have forced her to attend a...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019, 12:31 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

In The Fault in Our Stars, John Green tells the fatalistic love story between teenagers Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. The title of the novel alludes to Shakespeare’s play Julius...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2019, 3:26 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

The novel The Fault In Our Stars by John Green uses techniques including character development, dialogue, events, and symbolism to explore and reinforce the ideas of love and life. By showing the...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2020, 10:14 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

When you ask about "language and style," you are asking about diction and techniques like, for example, imagery and irony. Diction encompasses the mode of word selection and the vocabulary of word...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2013, 3:09 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Well, in the book, Hazel Grace describes her features as thus: “I was wearing old jeans, which had once been tight but now sagged in weird places, and a yellow T-shirt advertising a band I didn’t...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2015, 6:37 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

For your analysis of Green’s book, you want to consider his message and how he delivers that message. Remember, an analysis is not a summary. Green’s book The Fault in Our Stars is a powerful...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2021, 6:49 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

This is one book that I read recently just for sheer pleasure and, further, just to see what "real teens" were reading and were "into." I also wanted to make sure I read it before I saw the movie....

Latest answer posted April 14, 2015, 9:40 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

The differences between the Fault in Our Stars movie and book are very minimal considering the vast differences that usually occur in a book-to-movie adaptation. While the key points and...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2017, 1:33 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

In the novel, The Fault in Our Stars, there are many instances of both Hazel and Augustus being close to their families. Hazel is so close to her mother and father that she is able to tell when...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2015, 5:46 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

As anyone who has read The Fault in Our Stars can tell you, the phrasing of this question is incredibly sad. The narrative revolves around Hazel's struggle with cancer, and most characters in the...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019, 7:51 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Hi kuztumz1, eNotes has detailed chapter summaries of the novel, which you can read via the link below.

Latest answer posted September 19, 2012, 7:36 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel Grace meets Augustus Waters in the first chapter of Green's The Fault in Our Stars. The first step to their expected romance can be found in Hazel's attraction to Augustus, which is expressed...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2016, 7:08 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

In The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Hazel Grace is a 16-year old girl who has been battling cancer. The book chronicles her life, as she strives to fight her illness and navigate the same...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2019, 1:33 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

In The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Hazel is a precocious teenager who is also a cancer patient. In her church support group, she meets Augustus, or Gus, and the two become fast friends and...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2019, 6:20 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

The book The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, is about two teens with cancer learning to embrace their lives and make the most of it. Hazel Lancaster has thyroid cancer which is currently in a...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2016, 6:21 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

In The Fault in Our Stars, Hazel Grace is a 16-year-old girl who has been battling cancer for three years. She meets two new friends at support group, and they form a strong bond. In particular,...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019, 7:49 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

One way to approach a literary analysis for The Fault in Our Stars is to determine a central theme of the novel and then choose three ways the author develops that theme to examine. This will...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2021, 10:53 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

In John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, one of the memorable sights that affects Hazel Lancaster deeply is seeing Augustus Waters put a cigarette between his lips on their first encounter. This...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019, 4:02 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

John Green filled The Fault in Our Stars with many memorable quotes. Sme of the most poignant moments in the novel addressed the idea of fate and trying to find your own meaningful place in the...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2013, 2:53 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

It can be pretty annoying (or at least confusing) when a film based on a book doesn't really match up with how the book conveyed the story. This is a matter of interpretation, and unfortunately, a...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2016, 2:40 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

It is difficult to go very far in analyzing themes from The Fault in Our Stars without identifying the theme of love. Love is a dominant theme in the novel. It is experienced on different levels...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2014, 12:35 am (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel sends this in a text to Augustus after looking at Caroline Mathers’s tribute pages. Caroline was Augustus’s ex-girlfriend who passed away from a brain tumor. Hazel notices how everyone who...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2021, 3:39 pm (UTC)

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The Fault in Our Stars

In Chapter 1 of The Fault In Our Stars, we are introduced to the two main characters of the novel, Hazel Grace Lancaster, whose cancer has spread to her lungs, and Augustus Waters, who is suffering...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2015, 4:45 pm (UTC)

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