I agree with Hazel Lancaster when she said:
The world is not a wish-granting factory.
In many stories, cancer patients are depicted as weak individuals who just depend on other people’s pity. I am aware, too, that in many stories, cancer patients experience miracles no matter what, no matter how improbable it is in their situations.
Yet in John Green’s The Fault in our Stars, cancer patients are painted differently. Here, Hazel and Augustus Waters are not pathetic people waiting for miracles to happen.
And, even though they enjoy almost the same perks, they look at this aspect of their lives from different perspectives. They remain to be the awesome people they have always been, and they do not stop living. At the same time, they are not delusional, so they continue to acknowledge the inevitable they know would eventually come.