“The heart of a living star is a sovereign remedy against all the snares of age and time. My sister wait for me to return” (115).
The power of love can drive people to do insanely crazy things. So far in Stardust, that statement has shown to be very true. Tristran is madly in love with Victoria and is fetching a “fallen star” for her. In this weeks’ reading, he goes on a dangerous journey to find the star, but the star ends up being a girl. I found this to be very surprising. On the other hand, the evil witch queen in the scarlet dress also wants the star. She wants her in a different way, but sort of for the same reason. She wants to rip her heart out because as she says, “the heart of a living star is a sovereign remedy against all the snares of age and time. My sister wait for me to return” (Page 115). To most people, this witch queen is just evil for doing this. The way I look at it, she is evil for ripping someone’s heart out; however, she is doing this because she loves her sister and wants her to be young an healthy again. She ultimately just wants to help her.
The reading this week reminded me of the movie Good People, which I watched just a few weeks ago. It is about a poor young married couple who hit the jackpot after finding a large stash of money in their old neighbors apartment. The money ends up being “drug money”. The poor young couple, who are trying not to get evicted from their house and to get out of debt, soon face the gangsters to who the money is owed to. The gangsters try to kill the young couple and their baby for the money, but the husband and wife fight like crazy for their love, safety, and money. The gang fights them for it because they love the money.
The connection I see between Stardust and Good People is that Tristran represents the poor married couple who try to keep the money and put their lives on the line for one another because they love each other. The star represents the money because multiple people want it. The evil witch queen represents the gang who want the drug money because they are both technically evil.