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    showstopper957 is offline Newbie
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    “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.” The eighteen words that make up this quote lay the story out for us. This first section of the quote (“From forth the fatal lions of these two foes.”) says that because of the feud that is taking place between these two families something dreadful will happen, hence the words “fatal lions”. “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.” Is the effect of the first part of the quote. Because of the feuding families “star-crossed lovers take their life.” But we can go more in-depth with this explanation. The word “star-crossed” is referring to fate, destiny forces Romeo and Juliet to fall in love with each other. And “take their lives” takes you to the very end of the book where Romeo drinks a dram of poison because He believes Juliet has died and Juliet stabs herself with Romeo’s dagger because Romeo has killed himself. This now goes back to “star-crossed lovers” which as I said earlier is an example of fate. Fate plays a very important role in this play; Romeo and Juliet die because it’s their destiny to end their family’s feud. And with their deaths the feud does end.



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    Re: Starcrossed Lovers- Explain what does it mean please

    Thanx lot dear friend

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    Re: Starcrossed Lovers- Explain what does it mean please

    it means that it was destined for two people to be together, and there is no one in the world more suited for you but the one person. but the fate that brings them together also keeps them apart.

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    Re: Starcrossed Lovers- Explain what does it mean please

    it means that two people are destined to be together and that they are absolutley perfect for one another, but the fate and destiny that brings them together also keeps them apart.

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    Re: Starcrossed Lovers- Explain what does it mean please

    Quote Originally Posted by dancer93 View Post
    it means that two people are destined to be together and that they are absolutley perfect for one another, but the fate and destiny that brings them together also keeps them apart.
    People who believe that the expression has a single meaning should bear in mind MrP's observation:

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    Should we discount the ambiguity altogether? If the stars "crossed" them, by determining their unhappy ending, then the stars also dictated that their paths should "cross" in the first place. It seems Shakespearianly compact to me.

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    I'd add yet another meaning. The stars are destinies; one can see one person's destiny as a line. These lines cross; they come together and they move inexorably apart. I'm sure there are additional interpretations. The only thing we can be sure of is that there is not a single meaning.

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