• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

A Pair of Star Crossed Lovers’. Trace the influence of fate on Romeo and Juliet’s Tragedy

Extracts from this document...


'A Pair of Star Crossed Lovers'. Trace the influence of fate on Romeo and Juliet's Tragedy I am going to trace fate on the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Firstly from the prologue at the beginning of the play we see that Romeo and Juliet were 'A Pair of Star Crossed Lovers'. This indicates that they had fate against them, in that time people were vary wary of what the stars said, and so if two people had their stars crossed, they would never remain together. It also tells us that with fate against Romeo and Juliet they would face a lot of trouble together and whatever they did it would end in sadness. In addition of being told that Romeo and Juliet are already fated, we are shown as to how the lovers are fated from the beginning. Where the prologue gives information on that Romeo from the family of 'Montague' and Juliet from the family of 'Capulet' having been feuding for an ancient time and that 'from ancient grudge break new mutiny' a quote from the prologue tells that these two lovers are about to 'break new mutiny' between the families. I am now going to trace the influence of fate against Romeo and Juliet's tragedy. ...read more.


This is a bad situation now for Romeo, but as the situation worsens for Romeo and Juliet now, as Romeo is provoked into such anger after Mercutio had been killed he takes action by himself to murder Tybalt. The obvious showing of fate here is at the reason of if only. If only Mercutio was not killed, Romeo would not have been brought to circumstances of where he had no feelings and no real sense of judgmental decisions. Though as we can see, we know that because Romeo and Juliet are 'Star Crossed Lovers' fate cannot be changed, as fate has now showed for Romeo and Juliet there is no going back, whatever they try they will fail. 'A Pair of Star Crossed Lovers' Trace the influence of fate on Romeo and Juliet's Tragedy With fate that has made Romeo banished from the murder of Tybalt, it is Juliet's turn to try and solve the mounting problems of their fated love. The situation was that with Juliet's parents, they did not know that their daughter was married to the banished Romeo, also things had turned for the worse for Juliet as her Father had plans for immediate marriage with Paris. ...read more.


But it was fate, they tried everything to be together but whatever they tried they failed because fate decided what happened. From tracing the influence on fate and chance on Romeo and Juliet' tragedy I have found that there are many occasions where characters refer to fate controlling them. Take for example where after the marriage night it is spoken that 'Mehtink I see thee, now thou art so low As one dead in the bottom of a tomb' this is a statement that comes true, it states that they see something will end in tragedy and it is true Romeo sees Juliet's faked death in a tomb and their love from that point has ended in tragedy. Another point in the play where a character mentions a point of which will come true is where on the way to the Capulet ball Romeo quotes 'My mind misgives' showing that Romeo feels something exciting and dangerous is going to happen, this comes true Romeo falls in love with Juliet which is exciting for him but it is also very dangerous for the both of them. Points within the play that are unlikely are the points of where Romeo is asked to read the invitation list to the Capulet ball, if he was not asked to read this list he may not of seen Juliet and fate would have not brought death to them. 1309 words ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Romeo and Juliet section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Romeo and Juliet essays

  1. Shakespeare cleverly masks the true meaning of Romeo and Juliet behind the idea of ...

    Romeo tries telling Tybalt of his marriage to Juliet but Tybalt in all his fury and stubbornness fails to listen resulting in the interference from Mercutio; "And so, good Capulet, which name I tender As dearly as mine own, be satisfied" ( ch3 sc1 ll68/69)

  2. The concept of fate - Romeo and Juliet

    This sets everything up for the Romeo and Juliet. They met at the party and feel deeply in love with each other. They realize later their identities, but they are in love and won't let their names get in the way of that strong emotional bind. Fate had an immense impact in this scene.

  1. The prologue calls Romeo and Juliet 'a pair of star crossed lovers' To what ...

    the couples deaths would have again been adverted, but then again Romeo and Juliet may have been fated to marry and would have therefore found another way to be married even without the help of the Friar. The Friar then again influenced the play be suggesting his dramatic plan to

  2. 'Romeo and Juliet are referred to as ‘star crossed lovers.” Fate may not be ...

    They were the wealthiest families in Verona and both wished to gain control over the city. Their feud is evident right at the start of the play when the bitter enemies have a fight in the street causing much damage and disturbance to the citizens of Verona.

  1. In the prologue, Romeo and Juliet are described as a pair of "star cross'd ...

    Juliet how they can be together and he persuades Romeo to secretly meet with Juliet to consummate their marriage. Nevertheless, Friar Lawrence isn't completely irrational. His motives had many advantages and disadvantages which could have worked in his favour or not. He initially wanted to reunite two dynasties of Verona.

  2. A pair of adolescents entrapped in a feud

    I think the contact with Juliet tends to be a matter of reaching out, and gently touching, while the idea of union with her generates imagery of parts securely fitted to each other, rather than wholes merging and boundaries dissolving.

  1. The prologue refers to Romeo and Juliet as 'Star - crossed lovers'. Is their ...

    Both realising there is nothing either of them can do to save one another. Also the very unlikely chance that Romeo and Juliet were from the two families that had an 'ancient grudge'. The fact that Juliet could had met any man that night at the Capulet's party and out

  2. Romeo And Juliet (1596) Tragic Protagonists or 'Star Crossed lovers'?

    He feels as though is purely a puppet and is just acting out the things which he is fated to do: "O, I am fortune's fool." Romeo often tries to defy the stars and change the course of his life throughout the play.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work