Star Crossed Lovers

Romeo and Juliet. Katniss and Peeta.  Both are pairs of ‘star crossed lovers’ with many similarities and  some marked differences.  This image from youabsolutehoe on tumblr definitely emphasizes the similarities: two would be lovers with no obvious happy ending.

a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;
whose misadventured piteous overthrows
doth with their death bury their parents’ strife.
the fearful passage of their death-marked love

Oh, Shakespeare! Why are you so timeless?

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One response to “Star Crossed Lovers

  1. Oh no Peeta and Katniss are not like Romeo and Juliet. They are characters who *have actual personalities* and *do other stuff* besides falling for each other. Romeo and Juliet, those characters are practically blank slates besides falling for each other, which is handy for having as few people as possible in the audience alienated by either one but not so handy for three-dimensional storytelling.

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