The Fault in Our Stars

Movie poster featuring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in characterMost everyone in the world knows about The Fault in Our Stars staring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as two teens who are in love who have cancer. John Green inspired this beautiful, yet tragic, movie all through his own words. There is on scene in this film that has particularly touched my heart. Hazel, portrayed by Shailene Woodley, along with Gus (Elgort) and her mother (Laura Dern) travel to Amsterdam. They are going there to meet a favorite author of Hazels. However, he does not turn out as they suspected.

From there they travel to the annex where Anne Frank lived. Hidden by a family friend, Miep Gies, she was taken from the world at the age of fifteen after being found. When Hazel and Gus go to visit Anne Franks annex, they play the words that are said by Anne. They show pictures of her life before she was taken into Bergen Belsen, the concentration camp where she died.

Anne Frank seemed to have a connection with the two youths because she suffered at a young age just like they are. Hazel and Gus were able to make a connection with a young girl who was about their age being shut off from the world because of her religion. In a way, they have been kept from having a normal childhood due to cancer.

The Fault in Our Stars was able to show laugh, love, and life all in the course of two hours. The words written by John Green will live on, as will the words of Anne Frank thanks to Miep Gies. Miep found Anne’s diary and papers, she held onto them until the end of the war. Miep Gies passed away on this day back in 2010, without her we would not have the words of Anne Frank to inspire many generations to come. We would not have the connection that Hazel and Gus were able to make in The Fault in Our Stars.

 

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