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Lack of Agency
Lack of agency is one of the, if not the, most important theme to understanding The Fault in Our Stars. This comes from the meeting of two situations that lack agency - illness and childhood. Hazel, Augustus, Isaac, and even Anna from An Imperial Affliction struggle with their inability to make decisions for themselves, travel, and experience life in ways that a normal adolescent or even adult with an illness could, demonstrating the specific cross-sectionality and compounding of the two traits. As Hazel explores, one of the major things that causes the feeling of lack of agency is the fact that cancer is not the antagonist of the book or of the people in the book's lives because it is only made out of the characters themselves. In comparison to situations in which the characters feel like they can act out - by smashing trophies, by egging a car, by yelling at their parents - there is nothing one can aggress against in cancer besides one's own body.
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