I’ve just watched The Fault in Our Stars and I feel like I’m suspended in mid-air just a few inches above the ground. I’d like to think that Hazel Grace did survive and that she lived longer; but I think that it may not be possible.
(SPOILER ALERT! If you have not read it or watched, please don’t read beyond this point.)
Immediately after learning about Augustus’ letter to Peter Van Houten, Hazel Grace looks for it and reads it. It somehow shows that she rereads it several times more.
At the end of the letter, it says, “I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.”
In the film, Hazel Grace is wearing a white dress. She lies down on the grass and crosses her arms and rests them on her chest. As she does that, she says, “I do Augustus. I do.”
I hate to even think about it, but I suppose she has made a choice and is ready to let go. It scares me to even imagine that she removes her cannula and dies alone on the grass.
John Green is, I guess, Peter Van Houten – the author of the book Imperial Affliction. He did not give an ending to the story. He let the readers decide and assume how it ended. He said in an interview, “I ended The Fault in Our Stars where I wanted to end it. I have never said anything about what might happen before or after what’s depicted in the book. I finished writing it, for better or for worse, and it now belongs to you.”
I have not read the book yet and I will surely do as soon as I finish the novel I’m still reading now.
This is one of those films that will make you just feel… Confused… Clueless… I can’t even tell if I’m really sad or what. It’s the same feeling I had after reading and watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Tell me what you think.