Is the fault really in our stars?

It seems everyone obsesses over the movie The fault in our stars. I am “everyone” 

I have watched it countless times. On other days repeating it up to three times.

So the movie is an adaption of the novel by John Green – The fault in our stars. 

The story is about a young teenage girl who has been diagnosed with lung cancer and attends a cancer support group. She is reluctant to go but soon realizes that it was a good idea. She meets a young boy and falls in love. 

I love her. God, I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have a say in who hurts you. And I like my choices.

Letter to Hazel from Gus ( The fault in Our Stars)

According to Prezi ;the central idea of “Fault in our stars” is that love goes through hard times. In the book both characters ; Hazel and Gus were struggling the battle of cancer. It seemed that throughout the whole book and movie their love still grew even though they were both physically becoming weak. In the end Gus eventually dies

. The title of the book and the movie comes from a quote in the play Julius Caeser by William Shakespeare.

Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings. (Act 1, Scene 2)

Cassius (The Tragedy of Julius Caesar)

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar tells the conspiracy against a ruler ; Julius Caesar that led to his murder preventing him from being a dictator in Rome. In one of the scenes a character says “The fault , dear Brutus , is not in our stars/But in ourselves, that we are underlings” This quote meant they could either give in to someone else’s rule or they could make their own choices

I can’t help but think wether or not the characters in the book “The fault in our stars “ had a say on how their future was laid out. People could possibly say it was fate and that’s how it was supposed to go. They didn’t choose to have cancer. They didn’t choose to fall in love. It was all written in the stars you could say.

Arguably Hazel did choose to go to the cancer support group and she did choose to talk to Gus and that’s how they fell in love and it became a really sad story

It also comes down to people that say they fall in love when their stars align. How accurate are horoscopes and zodiac signs. In another world the position of the sun when we were born could influence our characters and personalities. I think it makes sense for people to invest time in trying to understand zodiac signs although I honestly don’t understand it.

Is it fair to blame the universe for everything that happens to us?  Can we say we don’t have control over our destiny?

Some believe fate is not what drives men to their decisions and actions, but rather the human condition and circumstance. I believe in fate and destiny but I also believe we are fated to do things we’d choose to do anyway. These are the random things I think about 🙂

Do you believe in fate?

Love and light

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  1. Wow, this is really amazing.,it made me look at things tge other way round, thank you… Nice writings Valeria☺️

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