Today, we're lucky enough to have Lauren Oliver, bestselling author of Delirium and Before I Fall, stop by to answer a few questions as part of A Cornucopia of Dystopia!
We're going to do this interview a little differently. The interview is spread across eight blogs, each linking to the next in the chain. You'll have to follow the link trail to see the interview in its entirety! This is meant to be fun and different, so we hope you enjoy!
Below you'll find the first question/answer, and a link to the next blog:
It seems like we often find the most tragic love stories the most romantic ones (the prime example being Romeo and Juliet). Why do you think these kinds of star-crossed love stories captivate us so? What are a few of your personal favorites?
I think it’s everybody’s fantasy that a person would risk everything, defy everything, to be with you. It’s hard to feel loved by someone else—it’s scary and strange and seems transitory. We desire proof. We need to know. Star-crossed love stories are really stories of people proving their love, completely and beyond a possible doubt. Romeo and Juliet is obviously a favorite, as is the story of Pyramis and Thisbe.
Thanks, Lauren! I'm a fan of Pyramis and Thisbe too, mostly because of their appearance in A Midsummer Night's Dream =) I think my favorite star-crossed lovers are Tristan and Isolde.
Who is your favorite doomed duo?
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