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Fate's Ultimate Power Inevitable events occur during the predestined course of life. Everyone makes choices out of their own free will, but these choices ultimately lead to their predetermined fate. In William Shakespeare's play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, he utilizes fate as a critical force in creating the sense of tension that hangs in the atmosphere of the play. From the start of the encounter with Romeo and Juliet, to the beginning of uncovering identities, and finally to the agonizing failure of the Friar Lawrence's plan, fate creates Romeo and Juliet's tragic demise by interfering in what may have destined to become incredible true love. In the beginning, the acquaintance of Romeo and Juliet lead to no mere coincidence. A Capulet servant comes across Romeo and Benvolio to acquire some help. The unaware servant informs the young friendly foes of a Capulet party. "My master is the great rich Capulet; and if you be not of the house of Montagues, I pray come and crush a cup of wine" (1.2.85-88). ...read more.


If Juliet recognized that Romeo had become her nemesis, she should have not fallen in love with him. Despite the fact that there families despise each other, fate created Romeo and Juliet to love one another. Romeo and Juliet happened to fall in love during their parents' terrible strife. However, fate specifically administered tension of the lovers' relationship which led to their life to end in such tragedy. Moreover, Romeo came to Friar Lawrence to help him marry with Juliet. "For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households' rancor to pure love" (2.3.99-100). Friar Lawrence uncovers that Romeo desires to marry with Juliet, a Capulet. Believing that this may create peace between the clashing households, the Friar decides to wed the love struck couple. Fate creates the two to thrive more strongly in order to stay together, which could signify Romeo's hasty actions that lead him to his tragic end. Unfortunately, fate had taken control of these two couple's futures. ...read more.


In conclusion, from the very beginning, the love of Romeo and Juliet has destined to become destroyed. Romeo and Juliet, predestined to meet, love, and die together, fate can clearly become the dominating force. The circumstances throughout the course of their lives lead up to their deaths. If Romeo and Juliet never met each other, if the Capulets and the Montagues hadn't become two clashing households, or lead to a terrible failure of the Friar's plan, the outcome of this tragic story could have changed. However, no matter how much it changes, no matter what one does to counter his fate, one will always face his destiny. Romeo and Juliet tempted their own fate by falling drastically in love with a complete unknown stranger, and their decision to tread down a path to stay together formed and followed. If fate can bring such lovers together by chance, fate can also end such love quickly by their heartbreaking deaths. "For never was there story of more woe, than this of Juliet and Romeo" (5.3.334-335). ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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