Star Gazing



The Fault in Our Stars featured many variants of events that shaped the theme of the book. I created a time line GIF that slowly incorporates different events that appears through the development of the story. The theme I determine to be in the text was “death is inevitable but we need to live our life to the fullest and embrace the time we have on this world.” I chose this theme because it properly presents the motif within this story, everything is a side effect of dying, as well as the dynamic change of Hazel as the story progresses.

I selected, ‘“… depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying’” (Green 3). As this quote suggests, it offers the reader with a clear idea of isolation towards Hazel. This was a useful quote to obtain as it is at the very start of the book giving the reader a glimpse of the theme in the text.

Hazels realization of love and embracement started in this quote, “and only now that I loved a grenade did I understand the foolishness of trying to save others from my own impending fragmentation: I couldn’t unlove Augustus Waters. And I didn’t want to’” (214). To add onto the readers’ thoughts, John Green gifted us with this quote to propagate the theme as Hazel learns not only how it feels to love a “grenade” but also how to embrace Augustus and herself for what they are.

The theme was strengthened when Hazel presented her love and thankfulness to Augustus on his death bed: ‘“Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful”’ (260). This suitably concludes the theme of this heartbreaking story. Embracing the time they have left, Hazel gladly supplied the spectators with a powerful end quote to properly end The Fault in Our Stars.

2 thoughts on “Star Gazing

  1. I really liked your choice of the multimedia and the line that you used to show the series of events. Why did you choose that format? How did you like the ending? The ideas that you were trying to portray through your multimedia were quite fascinating.

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