What is the meaning of the title "The Fault in Our Stars" ?

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amysor | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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The title "The Fault in Our Stars" comes from a line in Julius Ceaser which John Greene liked very much.

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.'"

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laurto | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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The title comes from a line from Julius Caesar's famous play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

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maria-vivanco | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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the title of the book came from stage quote from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar : the fault dear Brutus  is not in our stars  but in our selves, that we are underlings. though the quote can be narrowly interpreted that the problems and things that happen to us are results of what we do ;not because of destiny or our stars. Throughout TFIOS, Hazel doesn't become comfortable with her life ( I mean who would) and she not accepting of her lifestyle. I mean she's a teenager. In the book, she blames herself for the debt of her parents and being a "grenade". however she's learns to become happy with Augustus and let him in. what happens to him (his death) wasn't her fault, it was bound to happen. the quote of Julius Caesar is often interpreted that everything that happens to us our fault. Augustus and Hazel shared this little infinity but it was theirs and it was destiny and it was natural for him to die.

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