The Fault In Our Stars Life Quotes

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“‘Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats’ -Voltaire” ( Sometimes when people face big problems, they do not realize that the solutions are the little things around them. In the novel, The Fault in our Stars by John Green, Hazel Grace is able to overcome living with her chronic illness by dating her boyfriend Augustus, questioning common concepts of life in order to develop multiple perspectives, and by cherishing every moment she has to live. When times are hard, developing a close relationship with someone provides the motivation to continue living with the challenge. In order to cope with her illness, Hazel dates a boy named Augustus. Near the end of the novel, when Hazel’s boyfriend is dying, she thanks him for the love they have shared together as she says, “But, 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” (Green 260). This shows that Hazel believes that despite the restricted amount of time she has been given…show more content…
The third coping mechanism Hazel uses to help her face her obstacle is by embracing every moment in her life. Later in the novel, when Hazel and Augustus get closer, they take trip to Amsterdam, despite Hazel’s chronic cancer (136). Hazel has been chronically ill for a while, and traveling while being sick is a great accomplishment for her, let alone traveling to a completely different continent. This shows that in spite of her fatal cancer, she takes a courageous risk and tries something entirely out of her comfort zone. By this, Hazel lives while she can, even when she is terminally ill. She learns to cherish every happy moment she has living with cancer. All in all, Hazel learns to live happily in the time she has to
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