Character Analysis Of Peter Van Houten's An Imperial Affliction

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There is a 17-year-old girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster who is engaging in thyroid cancer stage IV. One day, she attended a cancer support group while the meeting takes place she catches the eye of a teenage boy named Augustus “Gus” Waters. She noticed that Gus is supporting his friend Isaac having a tumor in one eye and needed to be remove. After the meeting, Gus has the guts to approach Hazel and tried to invite her to watch movie in his crib and Hazel accept then they went through to Gus house. As they hang out they came up with the topic of their experiences about cancer, furthermore Hazel open up with her thyroid cancer that is has been spreading throughout her lungs Gus also shared that he had an osteosarcoma, but he is now free from…show more content…
Hazel explains her favorite novel An Imperial Affliction: it is all about a girl named Anna who is also engaging in a cancer, that’s why she is reading that book because she can see herself to the character of what she is experiencing with. She describes how the novel maddeningly ends mind sentence, denying the reader closure about the fate of the novel’s characters on how the characters been experiencing in that novel. And Hazel guess about the novel’s author, Peter Van Houten, who moved to Amsterdam after the novel was published and hasn’t been heard since the day of the novel was published. As the week passed by Gus reveals that he tracked down Lidewij, Van Houten’s assistant, through Lidewij he can now manage to send an email to the exclusive author. Hazel is hoping to clear up the novel’s ambiguous conclusion because she is still concern about the fate of Anna’s Mother in the novel, because she figured out that if Anna died what will happen to Anna’s mother, so that she will know what will happen to her mother if she died. After her letter has been sent, Van Houten replied, he invites her to go in Amsterdam and talk about her

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