The Fault In Our Stars Essay

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In an interview, Duff Brennan said something along the lines of "All literature shows us the power of emotion. It is emotion, not reason, that motivates characters in literature." Duff Brennan is communicating that a story is constructed and carried out by the emotions of the characters. In real life, we're ordinarily guided by reason. Most people usually have to stop and contemplate about how doing something will affect them, they don't just act based on how they're feeling. Individuals typically do what is fair, not let their emotions take control of them and drive them to make regretable decisions. In literature, the characters follow their hearts, despite their consciousness trying to ...view middle of the document...

After writing that, "He could not help feeling a twinge of panic. It was absurd, since the writing of those particular words was not more dangerous than the initial act of opening the diary; but for a moment he was tempted to tear out the spoiled pages and abandon the enterprise altogether." This part of the book explains the internal battle taking place within Winston. His emotions, the part of him that knows that Big Brother is bad, is battling the side that believes that Big Brother is good. This emotion, the feeling that Big Brother is bad, is what later leads Winston to rebeling against the Party.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is about Hazel Grace, a 16 year old girl with stage 4 cancer that had originally started in her thyroid, but soon spread to her lungs. The entire story helps support this quote because it's all based on emotion, not reason. In the beginning of the book, Hazel is depressed so, she stays in her house and watches her favorite show, America's Next Top Model, all day long. This leads...

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