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.
some people were born today. hello babies welcome to the earth. you missed a bunch of stuff while you were busy not existing. jbiebs did some things you would not believe
Goofy pictures behind the scenes of horror movies
there’s a copy of the declaration of independence on the bulletin board in my western civ class
today while my teacher was out of the room i stole it and put this up in its place
my teacher laughed and asked who took it but nobody told on me so i got away with it
i did it i stole the declaration of independence
bee movie is rated pg for parental guidance
what do you call a message sent by a girl?
i got 7 messages saying this joke is offensive & that i’m the reason feminism exists
Castiel. I’m told you came here in an automobile.
Fucking Supernatural. This is Satan and an Angel of the Lord having a conversation about riding in a car cause Satan legit wanted to know what the fuck was up with humans and their cars. Look at him in the 3rd gif, like “ah, imma bout to fuck up your everything but ah yes, cars dude”.
what does html stand for?
hypertext markup language
no i mean like, what does it believe in?
i never get sick of this guys puns