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awhstiles:

YA Lit Meme[1/9] quotes

'Augustus Waters talked so much that he'd interrupt you at his own funeral.And he was pretentious: Sweet Jesus Christ that kid never took a piss without pondering the abundant metaphorical resonances of human waste production. And he was vain: I do not believe I have ever met a more physically attractive person who was more acutely aware of his own physical attractiveness. But I will say this: when scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off because I do not want to see a world without him.

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avolating:

youthfawn:

luckybambina:

teafolly:

tfios-changed-my-life:

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. 

Bless you

THANK YOU

PREACH IT 


u analysed that better than an English teacher ever would, well done u

*slow clapping it out* I can’t believe people don’t know this but you put it perfectly!

avolating:

youthfawn:

luckybambina:

teafolly:

tfios-changed-my-life:

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.

Bless you

THANK YOU

PREACH IT 

u analysed that better than an English teacher ever would, well done u

*slow clapping it out* I can’t believe people don’t know this but you put it perfectly!

britishmenaremyweakness
biblioworm:

hotsouthernstubbornponymess:

persephone622:

crescentmoonrising:

persephone622:

angelus80:

fassynated:

stan030:

Michael Fassbender photographed by Henry Leutwyler for Vogue, March 2011

Such a beautiful man.

Shit. This is not good. Because now I’m seeing this and Tom in his outfit and now I need a story to go with it. Not good.

What is with all the Victorian dressed men on my dash? Not complaining. Seriously. Not complaining. But, why? Why? Why do you do this to me, universe?

WTF Seph?! This is not cool this early in the morning….

Yeah, I was a bit blindsided as well. I’m here, love. We’ll survive this together. :-)

Its too damn early for this

I need this brocade vest with a leather overcoat and a satiny cravat. On Tom. Or Fassy. Or Ben. Or… Maybe what I really need is help.

biblioworm:

hotsouthernstubbornponymess:

persephone622:

crescentmoonrising:

persephone622:

angelus80:

fassynated:

stan030:

Michael Fassbender photographed by Henry Leutwyler for Vogue, March 2011

Such a beautiful man.

Shit. This is not good. Because now I’m seeing this and Tom in his outfit and now I need a story to go with it. Not good.

What is with all the Victorian dressed men on my dash? Not complaining. Seriously. Not complaining. But, why? Why? Why do you do this to me, universe?

WTF Seph?! This is not cool this early in the morning….

Yeah, I was a bit blindsided as well. I’m here, love. We’ll survive this together. :-)

Its too damn early for this

I need this brocade vest with a leather overcoat and a satiny cravat. On Tom. Or Fassy. Or Ben. Or…

Maybe what I really need is help.