THE FAULT

IN OUR STARS

By John Green

AUTHOR

John Green, born in 1977, is an American author, producer, actor, vlogger and educator.

He has written seven novels for young adults so far. The Fault in our Stars is Greens sixth novel and it debuted as number one on the New York Times best sellers List in 2012.

 

In 2014 the book was turned into a movie starring Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace and Ansel Elgort as Augustus. John Green actually appears briefly in the movie playing a little girls father.

 

John Green also runs VlogBrothers, with his brother Hank. The Youtube channel celebrates nerdiness, educatioon, science and offers a complex view of complex people. 

PLOT

Hazel has lived with terminal cancer for years and has accepted that fact that she will eventually die from it. She is forced by her mother to join a cancer support group for kids and that's where she meets Augustus. A cancer survivalist himself, August has a unique way of looking at life, and Hazel is instantly attracted to him.

 

Hazel describes herself as a grenade who is going to detonate when she dies and inevitable hurt the people closest to her. She is worried about how her parents will handle it and is also reluctant to let Augustus get close to her for the same reason.

CHARACTERS

Hazel: A seventeen-year-old girl with thyroid cancer which has spread to her lungs. Hazel is a thoughtful and considerate person with an analytic mind. She does not want to cause harm to the people close to her, but is aware that her death will do so.

 

Augustus: A seventeen-year-old boy who has survived cancer by amputating one of his legs. In contrast to Hazel, he is convinced that you should leave the world with a bang. But underneath his confident and big personality is a boy who is just as scared as Hazel of what might come.

PEACEFUL READING

We read for approximately 15 minutes, then take a short break, then we read for another 15 minutes.

 

During this time we listen respectfully. If you have to leave to use the bathroom etc, do it quietly. Don't disturb the rest of the Group.

 

We need to set up a few ground rules.

Let's discuss!

English is a language with a lot of history!

A cordial reception - A hearty welcome

Scintillate, Scintillate

Globule lucific

Vain would I fathom

Thy nature specific?

Twinkle twinkle

Litte star

How I wonder

What you are?

Words have different weight.

I was angry.

I was very angry.

I was super angry.

irritated

mad

fuming

heated

vexed

pissed off

embittered

annoyed

furious

outraged

ticked off

enraged

bad tempered

huffy

Words are also situational.

How do you tell this grand mother

that you are angry?

How do you tell your best friend?

Mad

Irritated

Pissed off

Enraged

Huffy

Outraged

How do you tell your boss?

Dictionaries

 

Gives you definitions of words

 

yourdictionary.com

tyda.se

 

Thesaurus 

Gives you Words grouped together by similarity of meaning

 

synonyms.com

thesaurus.com

Etymology

Thesaurus comes from the greek language and means "warehouse, storehouse".

Creative flow Writing exercise

1. Close your Eyes and take a minute or two to listen to the Music. What does it make you FEEL?​

(colours, memories, tastes, seasons, people, places?)

Instructions

2. Write down what you feel or see.

There is no right or wrong here just keep Writing!

Write to the music

 

Listen to the Music and

write how it makes you feel 

WHY?

 

Music, like Reading, engages both hemispheres of your brain.

Stimulating parts of your brain so you can

access creativity and imagination.

Adjectives

The Clock ticked sleepily/metallically/eerily

 

The flower bloomed vibrantly/aggressively/sweetly

 

The cat stalked its prey happily/clumsily

 

The dog had a booming, vicious bark

Describe how something is happening

You will look at a Picture next.

 

This time write what you Think is happening.

 

Give your text some context and use adjectives!

 

Where are we?

What happened Before this Picture?

What is happening?

How will this end?

 

What is happening?

Where? How? When? Use adjectives!

This next text you will send in to Galina

1. Write what you Think is happening or will happen.

What is the context, where is this happening?

 

2. Use your imagination and use adjectives to describe the situation.

 

3. Write 300 + Words.

 

 

What is happening?

What will happen? Why? How?

Write 300-500 Words.

Vocabulary

Placeholder names

 

thingamabob

thingamajig

doohickey

whatchamacallit

doojigger

gizmo

doodad

Cannula = Kanyl

Nubbins = små knölar, kärnor,

utbuktningar, stumpar

Nasal cannula

Nathan Hale

An american Soldier and spy who was captured and executed in 1776.

"I regret that I have but one Life to give for my country."

feign = låtsas, simulera, hitta på

narrates = beskriva, berätta

narration = beskrivning, berättelse

narrative, 

from the latin: to tell - narrare

legacy = arv

regimen = kur

perpetuity = ständig, evig, oavbruten

reclusive = tillbakadragen, enslig

pretentious = anspråksfull, förmäten, fodrande, pockande

Sometimes the best way to understand a Word is to look at the antonym to it.

The antonyms of pretentious is genuine, plain, simple, honest, modest

A gentle man and a gentleman!

Measured in his speech

Generous in giving

Sober in eating

​Honest in living

​Kind in forgivining

​Courageousness in fighting

 

 

 

Coy =blyg, modest

To play coy = to pretend to be bashful or shy

Latticed patio chair =

A lattice

Rabelais

Wrote

a Story about two giants, Gargantua and Pantagruel

From there we get the Word "Gargantuan" = enormous

Words with two meanings

Sage

Wise

Kryddsalvia

bereft = unhappy in love, suffering from unrequited love.

or just sad, lonely and missing somebody

taut = spänd, stram

taught = undervisa

Words that sound the same

Double entendres

 = tvetydighet

Sobriquet

Nickname

Pet name

Epiteth

AKA

Nom de guerre

Nom de plume

Words for descriptive/taken names

Moniker

Handle

Ray "Boom boom" Mancini

James "lights out" Toney

Owen "What the heck" Beck

Frank "Chairman of the board" Sinatra

 AKA Ol' Blue eyes

Elvis "The Pelvis" Presley

"Queen B"

"Triumphantly digitized contemporaneity"

"Entertainment bacchanalia at the disposal of Young men and women"

The e-mail from Van Houten

The youth of Bacchus

Sisyphus the Hamster

Letter Words...

Dear....

Dear Sir or Madam

To Whom it may concern

Yours sincerely

Kind regards

Best wishes

Salutation

Complimentary close

Euphemisms

"She no longer suffers from personhood"

Euphemisms are a polite/funny way of speaking about diffifcult or awkward topics, usually bodily functions, death and sex.

Death 

Pushing up daisies

Popped his clogs

He/She kicked his oxygene habit

"Barnacles on the ship of consiousness"

barnacle = havstulpan

tenuous = svag, tunn

consent = samtycka, bejaka

compensate = gottgöra, kompensera

cuticles = nagelband

vaguely condescending = lite nedlåtande

pun = ordlek

cloying = äckligt söt

Decrepit = 

Fallfärdig, gammal

The Make-a-Wish foundation

Cliché = klyscha 

Stereotype

Words from another era

The printing press

Kliché eller klyscha är ett språkligt uttryck som används för att beskriva något som har använts så mycket att det slitits ut och endast används av slentrian eller vana, att ordens innebörd helt förlorat sitt värde.

Kliché (språk) – Wikipedia

Hooky 

To play hooky = att skolka

Synonyms:

 

truancy, AWOL, abseenteism, no show,

french leave, non attandence, non appearance

Ruben "Truant"

Hoosiers = people who live in Indianapolis

in lieu of = instead of

unadulterated = genuine

smother = suffocate

misnomered = wrongly called, badly named

deflated =  punctured, drained, exhausted

Arcs = båge, valv

Words that mean the same thing but can be spelled in different ways, phew!

Archs = båge, valv

Funky bones

Joep Van Lieshout

Grim reaper

Text

Liemannen

OBS!

Euphemism

proverbial =

soliloquy =

Let's find out what these Words mean together...

inedible =

Stoically  Stoicism

Stoics

Samhällskunskap, Historia, Psykologi

Chapter six 

"Metaphorically resonant"

A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn't literally true, but helps explain an idea or make a comparison.

Be careful that your metaphor doesn't become a simile

 

 

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