The Fault in Our Stars

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Dr. Maria Character Analysis

Hazel’s primary cancer doctor, Dr. Maria works with Hazel and her family through her treatment. She is firm when she makes suggestions about Hazel’s treatment, but she wants Hazel to experience her life despite her cancer. Eventually, after much deliberation, she convinces Hazel’s parents to allow her to travel to Amsterdam.
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Dr. Maria Character Timeline in The Fault in Our Stars

The timeline below shows where the character Dr. Maria appears in The Fault in Our Stars. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6
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...is her first best friend. Her mother tells her she will have to check with Dr. Maria . (full context)
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Dr. Maria says that the only way Hazel can go is if an adult goes with her.... (full context)
Chapter 7
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...She begins to think she is part of an existentialist experiment in delayed gratification. When Dr. Maria tells Hazel she can go home, Mrs. Lancaster pulls out a pair of clothes from... (full context)
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...she inflicts upon others. After reading the letter, Hazel asks Mrs. Lancaster to check with Dr. Maria about whether she will still be able to travel to Amsterdam. (full context)
Chapter 8
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...later Hazel and her parents meet with her cancer team to talk about her cancer. Dr. Maria tells them that the Phalanxifor is working, but she is still having trouble with fluid... (full context)
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...go to Amsterdam. One of the doctors laughs at the notion of her traveling, but Dr. Maria asks why she wouldn't be able to go. On the car ride home, her parents... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...be under water, but they made it exist. She compares herself to Amsterdam, and thinks Dr. Maria thinks of her as a “half-drowned anomaly.” (full context)