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Hazel Grace Lancaster Through her relationship with Augustus, however, Hazel's perspective changes. Our relationships continue, even if we do not. Hazel Grace Lancaster was born on September 29th Lancaster and Mrs. Lancaster, friend of Isaac and girlfriend to Augustus Waters. Relationships. Augustus "Gus" Waters was born on March 14, and is a main character which Hazel lends to Augustus during the blooming of their relationship. Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster's love on the physical world is short lived.
As with his girlfriend, he suffers from cancer, specifically osteosarcoma. Augustus is described as being tall, very handsome, intelligent, having blue eyes and mahogany hair.
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He fears oblivion, as he wants to make a mark on the world. He hates the idea of not being able to leave a mark at all, due to his diagnosis of cancer and its later-on terminal attribute.
Augustus knew Isaac before the Support Groupthe single and sole reason he was there was because he wanted to support Isaacbefore undergoing surgery. Gus succumbed to his cancer on July 2, Gus constantly symbolized the situations at hand. One example is his tendency to put an unlit cigarette in his mouth, something of a trademark of his: Contents [ show ] Appearance Hazel describes Augustus having mahogany hair, bad posture and blue eyes.
Augustus is described as well built- seeing as he used to play basketball. His right leg has been replaced with a prosthetic due to his osteosarcoma. Hazel's friend Kaitlyn comments on his appearance: The things I would do to that boy.
But, oh, sweet holy Lord, I would ride that one-legged pony all the way around the corral. Augustus and Hazel first begin as companions, after watching movies together, playing video games and talking about Hazels favorite book, An Imperial Afflictionwhich Hazel lends to Augustus during the blooming of their relationship.
Gus reads the novel and quickly comes to love it almost as much as Hazel does.
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Their love expands over continents when they go to Amsterdam in search for the ending of An Imperial Affliction. Unfortunately they don't find what they came for. However, after kissing at the Anne Frank House, they make love for the first and only time that night.
During the visit Gus tells Hazel that he had a recurrence of his cancer and that he 'lit up like a Christmas tree'.
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Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster's love on the physical world is short lived. However, Hazel hardly ever makes any decisions for herself throughout most of the novel, and this is a serious problem.
Her actions have absolutely no effect on the major plot points: She does not set up a meeting with Peter Van Houten, the author of her favourite book; it is arranged for her, and all she has to do is show up.
For someone who is so quick to dispense her opinions, her opinions and decisions have very little impact on the plot. For the most part, she spends the novel making wry observations and philosophical statements; she comments on her emotions rather than letting the reader feel them.
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But for the most part, Hazel spends her story being, rather than doing: Did she come up with them on her own? Again, this is a difficult one to pin down. Hazel enjoys reading, but we only ever see her read books that are crucial to bringing her and Augustus together such as An Imperial Affliction, and the totally-not-a-Duke-Nukem-ripoff series that Augustus recommends.
Do her personality or skills change as the plot demands? Twilight and its doppelganger, Fifty Shades of Grey. Hazel is exhibiting informed character traits. Instead of actually showing us her personality through her thoughts and actions, other characters and sometimes, Hazel herself simply tell the reader what she is like, and regardless of anything she says or does, people will always see her as the version of herself that is told to the other characters — and, by extension, to the reader.
While she may be exhibiting one hell of an informed personality, her narration and internal thoughts are pretty consistent. Her opinions and attitudes may be completely opposite to her informed personality, but they are at least consistently so, and that deserves a half-point. A young cancer patient seeking meaning in her life and coming to terms with her own mortality.
As the story progresses, she gets over her belief that she needs to push them away in order to stop them from getting hurt, becomes more comfortable with their need to celebrate still having her alive, and allows them to comfort her in a way that she would not have done at the beginning of the novel. This has a huge effect on her relationships and is a serious obstacle for her throughout most of the story.