I agree with Hazel Lancaster. In many stories, cancer patients are depicted as weak individuals who just depend on other people’s pity. I am aware, too, that in many stories, cancer patients experience miracles no matter what, no matter how improbable it is in their situations.
“The world is not a wish-granting factory.”
– from John Green’s The Fault in our Stars
Yet in John Green’s The Fault in our Stars, cancer patients are painted differently. Here, Hazel and Augustus waters are not pathetic people waiting for miracles to happen.
And, even though they enjoy almost the same perks, they look at this aspect of their lives in different perspectives. They remain to be the awesome people they have always been and do not stop living, without having to stop acknowledging the inevitable they know would eventually come.