A very crucual scene in The Fault In Our Stars is when Augustus invitd hazel to his home to watch the movie V for Vendetta. Though this part in the book might not be interesting even if it is still early in the book is that Hazel took a second step of just not staying at home and being depressed as her stage 4 thyroid cancer slowly damages her lungs. This part takes place in the rising action when everyhting is still very gentle and calm until things start to have problems. Both main characters in the scene know each other very much but so little at the same time as page 37 of the book stated, " "But You dont even have my phone number," he said. " I strongly suspect you wrote it in the book." ". This little talk just begun a whole new chapter of the book which if I am correct will have more of Augustus.
The conflict in The Fault In Our Stars is that Hazel does not want hurt or displease anyone she nows. Hazel does not want to at any cost to damage the people she is most with like family and friend. One of the reasons she does not want to hurt anyone is because of her cancer, stage 4 thyroid cancer to be exact. This confict of hers is usually fought internally as it is herself with herself fighting between the lung cancer. Even through the start of the book Hazel right away metions, " Depression is a side effect of dying. (Cancer is also a side effect of dying. Almost everything is, really.)". Hazel is a person that does not hold back what she means and that is true by what she said just in the beginning of the book. Though she is a person who speeks her mind she feels somewhat sad or depressed to tell people she has cancer in the book she said, " Im Hazel, Id say when theyd get to me. Sixteen. Thyroid originally but with an impressive and long-settled satellite colony in my lungs. And Im doing Okay". She is hiding lots of things that will probrably hurt other people which is why she is always depressed.
In the story The Fault in Our Stars, written by John Green, wrote a fictional novel that has two main important characters and by what the book so far has been written is that these two characters will be hard to take apart. The first introduced main character is known as Hazel, and the second main character is known as Augustus Waters. Both share a uniqe trait that is that they both have some sort of cancer; Hazel has stage IV cancer and seems to mostly affect her "lungs that suck at being lungs", and Augustus has "a touch of osteosarcoma" which is bone cancer that unfortunatly took his right leg. So far both characters are equally brave but Hazel is depressed until she meets Augustus. Both characters are going to be dynamic because they have cancer and the might influence the story in such a way that might change everything in just a page. Hazel said it heself, "Late winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because... and devoted quite a bit of my abduntant free time to thinking about death". Hazel is in some sort of depression because of cancer that that should eventually change as the novel progresses. Augustus is to me seen as brave because he does not say he has cancer in such a way that it is pittaful, but he says,"a touch of osteosarcoma" he says it as if he has and never will be afraid of cancer.
The Universal theme of the short novel The Stranger is explored through the theme conflict and the gate icon that helps it evolve and explore more through the story is patterns. Both these things help the story get explored, conflict is in every single book there is but in The Stranger the way a conflict is seen with patterns it is always different. As said every book has a conflict but The Stranger has lots of conflicts that eventually lead to one big conflict. In every chapter the Universal theme conflict can be applied and it can be easily known why. The universal theme can be applied to the real world as everyday there will always be conflicts big or small that may or may not be resolved.
Monday, October 24, Reading Log #3, Topic Choice #5 Gate Depth and Complexity Icons + Content Imperatives
In the story The Stranger, written by Albert Campus he writes a story that is contributed to the gate icon pattern. Patterns are frequently seen through the short story that show either lots of emotion or no emotion whatsoever. The death of maman really did not affect Meursalt in any given way as it was written," The same man who the day after his mother dies was indulging in the most shameful debauchery killed a man for the most trivial of reasons and did so in order to settle an affair of unspeakable vice."He killed a man not to long after his mothers death and he said after he shot once he waited a brief moment and shot 4 more times. A piece of evidence that brings up Patterns was way in the beginning when maman died he said," they were there to judge me." This might be just a 6 worded piece of evidence but it was at the moment when maman death had occurred and again Meursalt showed no the slightest emotion for his own mother.
One of the important scenes that have occurred in the book so far is when Meursalts mother past away. This is an important conflict because this is what helped the character Meursalt change into what he would eventually become. The main character barely made enough money for himself so his mother did not live with him and was living in a place that they would take very good care of her and her health. It would be thought that when a mother dies and is not living you then you would feel sad, and bad but it seems that his mothers death changed him in a way that is not describable. This takes place in the exposition when everything is just about to rise with lots of thrill."Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know". It was as if he heard his mother die and then something inside him died as well because after that he was not the same." I could feel myself getting sleepy". He was attending his mothers funeral and he was just not having any sort of emotion to being sad, he was just sleepy.
Meursault is the main character in The Stranger which is written by Albert Campus. Meursault is very different from people, other main characters in different books are not like Meursault. He is very out of place as he describes and does things differently. The main character is static and at the same time dynamic, his emotional being is changing drastically as if he has no heart for love or anything emotional. In the story near the beginning he starts to reveal himself as a person, the story was saying that when his mother died a cover was placed on her and when he was asked if he wanted to see her he also said no. Then later when they were going to seal his mom in the casket his was asked again but he replied no without ever thinking it the first and second time. " The woman's sighs and sobs were quieting down. She sniffled a lot. Then finally she shut up"(11). Meursault said this when her mothers close friend stopped crying showing no emotion whatsoever even though his mothers casket was right in front of him.
My name is Diego Grajeda and Im in the eighth grade.