Book comparison: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS AND ROMEO AND JULIET

In Glogpedia

by RICHARIT000
Last updated 6 years ago

Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Literature

Toggle fullscreen Print glog
Book comparison: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS AND ROMEO AND JULIET

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS AND ROMEO AND JULIET

The Fault in Our Stars makes allusions to Romeo and Juliet with it's tragedy and the main couple's tragic relationship.

In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet fall in love very fast. But Juliet is a little hesitant at first. She refuses a kiss from Romeo, but tells him he can put his palm to hers. “Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, Which mannerly devotion shows in this; For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch, And palm to palm is a holy palmers’ kiss.” (1.5. 98-101).

Like Juliet, Hazel is hesitant about Augustus at first. She notices him staring at her from across the room at Support Group and wonders why he's staring at her.

Juliet falls in love with Romeo very soon. Romeo comes goes to Juliet's house and spends time with her only a little bit after they met.

Hazel falls in love with Augustus fairly quick. Just after the Support Group meeting is done, Augustus tells her to come to his house to watch a movie. “‘No. With me. At my house,’ he said. ‘Now.’”(Chapter 1. Page 17. Paragraph 9).

“O, she doth teaches the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Eithope’s ear; beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows, As yonder lady o’er fellow shows. The measure is done, I’ll watch her place of stand, And, touching hers make blessed my rude hand. Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” (1.5. 42-51).

Romeo is instantly attracted to Juliet's beauty.

“Because you’re beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and decided a while ago not to deny myself of the simpler pleasures of existence.” (Chapter 1. Page 16. Paragraph 12.)

Augustus is instantly attracted to Hazel's beauty, even with her cancer.

“Tybalt is gone, and Romeo is banished. Romeo that killed him-he is banished.” (3.2. 70-1). At this moment in the play, Juliet realizes that her relationship with Romeo is going to get very difficult. Juliet is being told that her lover is banished from Verona, and she may not see him again for a very long time, or never again. She knows that their relationship could come to an end just like that, all because Romeo is banished.

“I lit up like a Christmas tree, Hazel Grace. The lining of my chest, my left hip, my liver, everywhere.” (Chapter 13. Page 214. Paragraph 2.) In that moment Hazel realized that her relationship with Augustus would get more difficult. Hazel was told by Augustus that he his cancer was back, and stronger than before. She now knows that their relationship could end just like that if Augustus dies from his cancer.

Augustus plans to take Hazel to Amsterdam soon after they meet, and they go as soon as Hazel's doctors say it's okay for her to go.

Romeo and Juliet get married the day after they meet.

Both stories end in tragedy.

Rita RichardsonHour 8


Comments

    There are no comments for this Glog.