I just saw The Fault in Our Stars and was quite confused with the title in relation to the plot of the movie. Can anyone help me to understand the co-relation between the plot and the title?
It is from a line from the play Julius Caesar, by Shakespeare:
To quote from the eNotes interpretation of the play:
In other words, we're to blame for the badness in our lives. We have driven it, through our own actions.
However, the film is based on a book by John Green, who appears to be arguing something different.
Rather than the fault being in ourselves, that the bad stuff is because of us and our choices in life, Green's title suggests the fault is in our stars - that the bad things happen through no fault of our own. That we have little control over our own eventual fate.
The whole novel (and movie) follows this logic and shows the characters leading their lives to the fullest, despite the fault in their stars.