Part I: Is The Fault in Our Stars the story of a classic hero quest or journey?
a. Describe the elements of a hero quest and then explain which of those elements are present in The Fault in Our Stars and which are not.
b. How does your knowledge of the hero quest affect your understanding of the book?
c. What is the author trying to say through her book?
Part II: Is The Fault in Our Stars a fairy tale?
Bruno Bettelheim wrote that "fairy tales have unequaled value." In the excerpt we read from The Uses of Enchantment, Bettelheim explain why fairy tales are so significant.
a. In your own words explain why Bettelheim contends that fairy tales are so important to the moral education of a child.
b. Bettelheim writes that young children need fairy tales. How do fairy tales differ from young adult literature? Be specific and provide examples to support your points.
c. Is The Fault in Our Stars a fairy tale? Explain your answer and provide specific examples from the Bettelheim essay and The Fault in Our Stars to support your conclusions.
Prepare a detailed outline of your essay. Include in the outline every fact or quote you want to use in your essay. Also note the sources of the information you use at the bottom of the outline.