The Fault in Our Stars


John Green

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The Fault in Our Stars Symbols

Augustus’ Cigarettes

When Augustus takes out a cigarette after support group and puts it in his mouth, Hazel is mortified by the thought of a cancer survivor actively partaking in an activity that is known to cause… read analysis of Augustus’ Cigarettes


Water becomes a symbol that alludes to the suffering Hazel experiences through out the novel. Her cancer has caused her lungs to collect fluid, which makes it difficult for her to get around, and also… read analysis of Water


When Augustus is added to the picture, water’s symbolic nature becomes nuanced. It is no coincidence that Augustus’ last name is Waters. When Augustus dies, Hazel again describes the feeling of losing him in terms… read analysis of Grenade