The effects of cancer

Changes and restrictions

The novel Fault in Our Stars by John Green presents some of the effects cancer can have on the people suffering from it. The unpredictable changes both physical and emotional that cancer can cause effect not only the sufferer, but also put a   great strain on their relatives or loved ones. 

The extent to which cancer can change someone’s personality is illustrated in the novel through the story of Augustus' ex-girlfriend Caroline. Augustus describes how Caroline could be moody. They used to gossip together about everything at that time. However, Augustus does not know whether her behavior was caused by her brain tumor (Chapter 11, 91%). 

In any case, Caroline's behavior worsens as the tumor in her brain grows. She becomes mean and cruel to Augustus, and their relationship suffers badly. However, Gus does not want to leave her because she is suffering from a deadly form of cancer. Therefore, he stays with her for a year until her death, although she repeatedly makes fun of his amputated leg and laughs about it (Chapter 1, 91%). Hazel also suffers greatly from the restrictions imposed on her by the disease. She is frustrated when she initially cannot travel to Amsterdam and does not even have the strength to sit on her swing in the garden (Chapter 8, 43%). 

Cancer as a companion

Hazel would rather live less and be healthy during that time, rather than live many days as a person with a disability. However, she bravely tries to encourage ...

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