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An understanding of Romeo & Juliet - Why did they die? Was it fate?

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An understanding of Romeo & Juliet. Daniel Medina 23/09/2004 Why did they die? Was it fate? The dictionary's definition of fate is "the development of events outside of a persons control predetermined by a supernatural power". What is a Supernatural Power? Again the dictionary says "attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature". In other words fate means that it has already been decided, it is inevitable. You can not do any thing to stop it. So in other words your decisions have already been made up and you don't realise. It as considered fate that they would meet and fall hopelessly in love with one another and then triadic ally die for each other. Fate brought the two together as well as ended their lives. ...read more.


Juliet: "Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, with mannerly devotion shows in this, for saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss" The way they talk about each other as if they were soul mates is amazing. They call each other pilgrims and saints; it makes them sound holy and pure. They probably believe in fate because if they're religious they will believe in god and god is a supernatural power. They meet loads in private with out there parents knowing. For example in Act 2 Scene 2. She calls out for him in one of Shakespeare's most famous lines which is "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy farther and refuse thy name; Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet." ...read more.


Romeo has heard of Juliet's death and he rushes to her tomb. When he arrives Paris is already there and he and Romeo fight to the death. Whilst they are fighting they are arguing and in the end Romeo kills Paris. Romeo rests him in the tomb. Then Romeo pledges his love towards Juliet and his last few words were "Here's to my love! O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die." He drinks poison and dies. The next thing that happens is that friar Lawrence comes in to the tomb and finds Paris and Romeo deceased. Then awakens Juliet, Friar Lawrence says "Of death, contagion, and unnatural sleep A greater power than we can contradict Hath thwarted our intents. Come, come away. Thy husband in thy bosom there lies dead" She replies and then her last words are. In the end, Fate had its way ...read more.

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