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Under an unlucky star

The title of John Green’s novel, The Fault in Our Stars, is very telling and points to various significances. In astrology, people have believed for for thousands of years that the stars and constellations determine their future. Even in pre-Christian times, the Babylonians and the ancient Egyptians tried to interpret the connections between astronomical events and earthly occurrences. Sayings such as "Born under an unlucky star" are still used today. Stars are mythologically related to the fate of each person.

The Reverse Shakespeare Quote

The title is an ironic reference to a quote by William Shakespeare from his tragedy Julius Caesar (Act 1, Scene 2): "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are un...

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