The Fault in Our Stars
Have you ever read a book and thought, "Whoa, this sounds like my life"? If you feel that way about The Fault in Our Stars, you're in for some major bookception: the main character, Hazel, is reading a book whose protagonist's struggles match her own.
|21st-Century Literature||21st-Century American Literature|
|American Literature||21st-Century American Literature|
All American Literature
|Author||Green - John Green|
|Themes||Coming of Age|
Life, Consciousness, and Existence
...she's so upset that she takes a transatlantic journey to find the real ending.
Why does she take this trip?
Why doesn't she just move on and read something else that actually has an ending?
Or write some fan-fiction? Maybe it's just plain ol' curiosity.
Wouldn't you want to know how your favorite book ends? You know... before the movie comes
out? Or maybe it's the fact that Hazel is just
sick of uncertainty.
She already has plenty to worry about: Will she die? Will her friend Gus die? Will the
sun go supernova and we all die?
Perhaps her search for the ending to An Imperial Affection is just the search for some certainty
in her life. But then there's the fact that Hazel's story
is basically the same as Anna's, the main character in An Imperial Affliction.
It's almost like the author was watching Hazel and recording her life.
Haven't you ever read a book and thought the main character... was you?
Hazel wants to know what will happen to her family after she dies, and she seems to be
looking for those answers in Anna's story.
She wants to know that Anna's mom will be okay, just like she wants to know that her
own parents and loved ones will be okay. So, what's the real reason Hazel goes on this
Is it because, like all of us, she's just curious?
Or is she looking for certainty in an uncertain world?
Or does she see her own story in Anna's and wants to discover her own fate?
Or maybe JetBlue just had a killer deal on round-trip tickets to Amsterdam...