At the centre of the young adult novel, The Fault in Our Stars, is Hazel Lancaster. Hazel was diagnosed with stage IV thyroid cancer at age 13 but treatment with an experimental (and fictional) drug saved her.
Hazel Graze, a sweet sixteen- year-old girl, suffering from thyroid cancer. The thyroid has spread to her lungs since she was a kid. She eventually meets the boy Augustus Waters in a support group for patient with cancer.
The narrator, Hazel, is a teenage thyroid cancer survivor. The cancer has spread to her lungs, but a fictional new drug is keeping the cancer at bay for now. At a support group, Hazel meets Augustus, an osteosarcoma survivor, and they form a special relationship.
1. Shailene Woodley's Hazel Grace Lancaster has thyroid cancer with metastasis forming in her lungs, which causes her to carry around an oxygen tank and wear a cannula, and occasionally she has trouble breathing.
Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old with thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs, attends a cancer patient support group at her mother's behest. At one meeting, Hazel meets a 17-year-old boy currently in remission named Augustus Waters, whose osteosarcoma caused him to lose his right leg.
Three weeks after Augustus died, Hazel found out she is pregnant. She feels like she'll have another Gus, something to remember him by. But little to her condolences the baby dies. She gives birth to Gus's child but it doesn't survive because the cancer that Hazel has been touched with allowed things to go wrong.
Hazel and Augustus are two distinctive individuals, which can be attributed to their marked difference. Augustus is extroverted and Hazel is his(the) opposite: she is introverted. Their similarities strengthen their relationships because they have same circumstance and feelings.
The film is loosely inspired by teenager Esther Earl, an internet celebrity who gained fame after blogging and posting videos about her life with cancer.
Hazel Grace Lancaster
The novel's narrator and 16-year-old protagonist. An astute and remarkably conscientious girl, Hazel was diagnosed at age thirteen with a terminal form of thyroid cancer that has since spread to her lungs.
For those first two shots, we used Ansel's performance on set as the basis for how his prosthetic leg should be moving, and we used a young man who actually lost his leg as a double and for lighting reference. Ansel really sold those shots with his performance.
You soon learn that Hazel, diagnosed with thyroid cancer that spread to her lungs, is alive because of the experimental drug called Phalanxifor.
Augustus admits having failed the driving test three times, revealing that he is an amputee, having lost a leg to cancer. He speculates he only passed the test as a “cancer perk,” or the special favors cancer kids get, like famous autographs or free passes on homework.
Why can Hazel not have a lung transplant? Her parents have poor insurance.
An Imperial Affliction is not a real book, and Peter Van Houten is not a real person. However, An Imperial Affliction is in some ways based on two books I love. The first is David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest.
people who have ideas in their head about where Hazel's life goes," but now Green himself has come out and said it: The Fault in Our Stars sequel isn't happening. Published in January 2012, The Fault in Our Stars is Green's sixth novel.
2. Hazel makes a point early in the novel that she likes people (like Gus/Augustus) with two names, and that she has always just been Hazel, a name that doesn't lend itself to nicknames. But Gus finds a way to choose her name anyway by calling her Hazel Grace. I just liked that, I guess.
Isaac and Monica were said to have a very close relationship and were together for fourteen months. Monica later dumped him because she didn't want to date a blind person. Prior to breaking up with him they were witnessed making out in the church's parking lot, while whispering "always" to each other.
As a whole, we spend a great deal of time trying to avoid pain but, if we read carefully, The Fault In Our Stars also teaches us that “pain demands to be felt” and “the universe likes to be noticed.” No matter how we try, Gus is right- we don't get to choose if we get hurt; it is a near certainty that we will ...
Augustus's biggest fear is oblivion, that in leaving the world he will not be remembered. This is something that Hazel embraces, and their opposing views bring them together. “Almost everyone is obsessed with leaving a mark upon the world. We all want to be remembered.
Shailene Woodley's character in The Fault In Our Stars, Hazel Grace Lancaster, is loosely based off of author John Green's longtime friend and inspiration, Esther Earl.
Personality… cynical, witty, and thoughtful. Even though she's only 16, Hazel is wise beyond her years. She spends a lot of time thinking about death, only to conclude that oblivion is inevitable.
However, the love story of 16-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster (played by Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), who meet at a cancer support group, has become a phenomenon.
Gus is the boy his parents have always seen. In fact, Hazel only learns his nickname is “Gus” because it's what his parents call him.
An Imperial Affliction
Hazel refers to it as her personal bible because it's the only account of living with cancer she's found that corresponds to her own experience.
Hazels mom want Hazel to have a life and gives up a lot of her free time to help Hazel succeed in her life because each day could be the last.