I apologize for being M.I.A. for the past 5 days. I’d like to say that I was too busy focusing all of my energies on Thanksgiving preparations but that would only be semi-true. Yes, I’ve been busy with Thanksgiving but that’s not the reason I haven’t posted.
The real reason is that I’ve been…New Mooned. Yes, that’s right, I’ve been all too occupied with New Moon. Not because of the delicious man candy in the film (though it’s certainly a plus). But because, like a true lover of English literature, I have been diligently notating all of the film’s references (both subtle and not so subtle) to Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.
And boy oh boy, there are a TON. Yes, I was that girl who took multiple Shakespeare classes in college just for fun. What can I say? I have a thing for star-crossed lovers.
These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which, as they kiss, consume. (II.6.9-11)
If you’d like to discuss this reference (along with the many others throughout the movie), let me know. In the meantime, I will get back to regular blogging shortly, focusing especially on Thanksgiving in the next 48 hours…