The Fault in Our Stars Short Sample Answers
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How do the novel’s various characters seek relief from their pain? Does the novel suggest that some ways of coping with grief are better than others?
There are a variety of methods with which the characters of The Fault in Our Stars deal with their pains. Hazel tries to deal with her pain honestly and directly, but she also finds comfort in Peter Van Houten’s An Imperial Affliction, discovering there a mirror of her own experience. Augustus tends to deal with his pain through humour and dramatic gestures like sacrificing himself in a video game or keeping an unlit cigarette in his mouth. Hazel’s mother, not being sick herself, copes with pain in other ways.
First she hovers around Hazel, caring for all her daughter’s needs, but she also studies secretly to become a social worker so she can one day help other families in crisis. Peter Van Houten, who has already lost his child, has a multitude of outlets for his pain. The most obvious is drinking himself silly, which often leads t...