The Red String of Fate - Rey and Kylo’s Intertwined Destinies
A bruise above Rey’s eyebrow seems like a simple explanation, right? Probably just a battle scar she received at the hands of Kylo or the KoR. However, the significance of the bruise is what I find fascinating. Let’s delve a little further into a theory I think may materialize itself as the saga continues…
Now, you may ask, what does a series of photos of red string and a bruise above Rey’s eyebrow have anything to do with one another? Well, there’s an interesting East Asian folklore called the Red String of Fate that connects these two things together. Here’s the story:
One story featuring the red string of fate involves a young boy. Walking home one night, a young boy sees an old man (Yue Xia Lao) standing beneath the moonlight. The man explains to the boy that he is attached to his destined wife by a red thread. Yue Xia Lao shows the boy the young girl who is destined to be his wife. Being young and having no interest in having a wife, the young boy picks up a rock and throws it at the girl, running away. Many years later, when the boy has grown into a young man, his parents arrange a wedding for him. On the night of his wedding, his wife waits for him in their bedroom, with the traditional veil covering her face. Raising it, the man is delighted to find that his wife is one of the great beauties of his village. However, she wears an adornment on her eyebrow. He asks her why she wears it and she responds that when she was a young girl, a boy threw a rock at her that struck her, leaving a scar on her eyebrow. She self-consciously wears the adornment to cover it up. The woman is, in fact, the same young girl connected to the man by the red thread shown to him by Yue Xia Lao back in his childhood, showing that they were connected by the red string of fate.
Personally, I don’t buy into the idea that Rey and Kylo are destined to be lovers or to get married, however, I do love the idea of their destinies being intertwined and them establishing a “force bond” that helps them understand one another’s motivations and weaknesses (therefore leading to feelings of compassion). Rey and Kylo represent the new generation of force users, and it’s their relationship that is the most important to this trilogy. Now whatever their relationship may turn out to be, I think no matter what it will be both shocking and satisfying to experience. The overriding themes of Star Wars are centered around hope, love, family, and redemption. And since Rey and Kylo are the two main characters of this story (protagonist and antagonist), their stories are the ones that will teach us these lessons.
Hi! I’m Lexi and this is my best friend and boyfriend, Keven. We’ve been together for almost 7 months now and we’re crazy about each other. We recently were sitting around thinking about all of the crap we’ve dealt with being more than just an interracial couple, but a black woman and an Asian man together. We get a lot of stares from blacks, whites, Asians, etc and we’ve dealt with a lot of grief with family (Keven’s mainly) over my being non-Asian. In the short span of 6 or so months, we’ve gone through a lot. This blog is just to share our story with others who may be going through the same issues, or just want to enjoy the ride of our relationship with us. We’ll both be posting on this blog so it’ll be my side as well as Keven’s. Hope you guys enjoy!