THE POWER OF ADOLESCENCE IN THE FAULT IN OUR STARS AND MIDDLESEX BY JOHN GREEN AND JEFFREY EUGENIDES

Abstract

Author(s): B羹lent Cercis TANRITANIR, Liva AD?L

The Fault in Our Stars is written by John Green and Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides who are contemporary American novelists. Remarkably they have contributed to modern American literature by their works. Basically, both are discussing an important issue; disease. The protagonists in The Fault in Our Stars are two characters who suffer from cancer and Middlesex is telling about a hermaphrodite character. The authors intentionally choose teenagers to discuss the importance and power of being adolescent to cope up with the vital problems such as diseases, life and death. All conflicts are reflected through the adolescent perspectives. They are also prone to consider the problem of identity from their own viewpoints. In this paper, the power of adolescence in fighting against vital issues is argued throughout making an overall analysis

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