Why is Hazel offended by Augustus's belief that the only life worth living is an extraordinary one?
To Hazel, this definition of meaningfulness excludes her life from being important. Augustus dreams of being remembered long after he dies, of heroically sacrificing himself for some cause. Hazel knows that she does not have that choice, and that she will ultimately die of cancer. She also suspects, although she cannot know for sure, that her life will have little resonance or relevance to anyone who has not been close to her.
Do Augustus and Hazel conform to the tropes of cancer victims that Gus cites? If so, how?
Hazel and Gus are both far more realistic and...
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