So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book.
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness.
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him.
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it.
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AU The Fault In Our Stars where Hazel Grace succumbs to the cancer and dies and in the last scene all you see is Augustus standing out side with a cigarette between his lips and a hand slowly reaching up to light it.
HOW IS THIS ANY BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL ENDING!!!!
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#THIS IS WHAT SAM MEANT WHEN HE SAID HE WOULDN’T DO THE SAME #HE WOULDN’T LET ANYONE VIOLATE DEAN BECAUSE SAM KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO BE VIOLATED #SAM KNOWS HOW IT FEELS TO BE POSSESSED TO NOT HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER HIS OWN BODY AND LIFE #BUT YEAH LET’S JUST IGNORE THAT SAM IS A RAPE VICTIM AND LET’S PRETEND THAT SAM IS JUST SELFISH AND MEAN AND ONLY SAID THIS TO HURT DEAN #UGH #THIS FANDOM MAKES ME SO SICK #SAM NOT WANTINGTO TAKE AWAY DEAN’S AGENCY IS A GOOD THING #SAM NOT WANTINGTO LET SOMETHING ALIEN POSSESS HIS BROTHER IS A GOOD THING #SAM NOT WANTING ANYTHING TO VIOLATE DEAN IS A GOOD THING #TBH I KNOW THAT A MAJORITY OF THE SPN FANDOM IS GOING TO IGNORE THIS GIFSET AND THEY ARE GOING TO KEEP MAKING POSTS ABOUT HOW SELFISH SAM IS #THAT’S HOW GROSS THIS FANDOM IS #I’M SO ANGRY #I SHOULD ALSO MENTION THAT I DON’T WANT TO HATE ON DEAN WITH THIS GIFSET #ALTHOUGH I WISH THAT DEAN WOULD ACTUALLY APOLOGIZE TO SAMFOR WHAT HE DID :( #*SAM NOT WANTING TO (via jaredbottoms)
a sentence i thought i would never read in my life
DW + Favorite Quotes
The soul´s made of stories, not atoms. Everything that ever happened to us. People we love. People we lost. People we found again, against all the odds - Eleventh - The Rings of Akhaten