The Fault in Our Stars

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The protagonist of An Imperial Affliction, which tells the story of Anna’s passing from cancer. Hazel identifies with Anna’s experience, and appreciates the honesty with which Anna talks about her illness. Hazel believes that by understanding Anna’s experience and what happened to her family will provide insight into her own death and what will happen to her family afterward.
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Anna Character Timeline in The Fault in Our Stars

The timeline below shows where the character Anna appears in The Fault in Our Stars. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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...begins reading An Imperial Affliction. She explains that the novel is about a girl named Anna who is dying from cancer. Hazel loves the book because it is not sentimental. Most... (full context)
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In An Imperial Affliction, Anna’s mother falls in love with a Dutch man, referred to as The Dutch Tulip Man.... (full context)
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...is missing the last twenty pages.” He, like Hazel, begins to wonder what happens to Anna’s mother and the Tulip Man after the book ends. (full context)
Chapter 5
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...she asks him to answer a few questions. She wants to know what happens to Anna’s mom, whether she married the Dutch Tulip Man, whether she has another child, and whether... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...be able to go to Amsterdam and if he would just share what happened to Anna’s family, she would never tell a soul what he wrote. Afterward, she does not send... (full context)
Chapter 12
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...Van Houten to go back to sleep. After breakfast she gets dressed to look like Anna from An Imperial Affliction, putting on a shirt with a screen print of Rene Magritte’s... (full context)
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...steps up to Van Houten, calling him “douchpants”, and demands to know what happens to Anna’s mother. He tells her he can’t tell her because he doesn't know. Something inside of... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...Hazel says it is okay, he can just tell it to her. Hazel asks about Anna’s mom, but Augustus says he hasn't figured it out yet. Hazel notices his parents are... (full context)
Chapter 22
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...he come came to the funeral to make amends by telling Hazel what happens to Anna’s mother after her death. He tells Hazel answer to her question is, “omnis cellula e... (full context)
Chapter 23
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...alcohol problem, and he is completely alone. He then tells Hazel she reminds him of Anna. He then asks if Hazel has ever heard of Antonietta Meo, a six-year-old girl who... (full context)
Chapter 24
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...with cancer. Hazel thinks it is a great idea. She begins crying, and thinks of Anna’s mom. Later, while watching television as a family, Hazel asks if they will stay together... (full context)