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Discussion of Poe's, 'The Fall of the House of Usher'.

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Saeed Sattar Romeo and Juliet Coursework There was nothing that any of the characters could have done to avoid their deaths. They were preordained by fate. I partly agree to the statement about their deaths being preordained by fate, but not completely as I do not agree that there was nothing any of the characters could have done to avoid the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. By looking at the roles of each character, I will determine whether any of the characters actions influenced the event. I believe that some of the events that happened where due to fate like how Romeo did not get the letter from Friar Lawrence. In this essay I will look at the views of both the families, the Montague's and Capulet's, and see what they think about the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. One way I believe fate was responsible for deaths of Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet) was because of the two families having a feud for the last few generations, which had got so bad, that it had led to the deaths of two 'star-crossed lovers'. The feud between the families was so bad that even the families' servants were fighting. ...read more.


I think believe Friar Lawrence having to leave the tomb was also bad luck because if he had stayed there, he could have explained to Romeo what was happening. I believe that the behaviour of some of the characters did contribute to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. I think that if Tybalt had not acted so jealously because of what happened between Romeo and Juliet. If he did was not so jealous, then Romeo and Juliet's marriage would have had a chance of lasting and this might have brought the two families together. Tybalt had said these quotes in Act 1 scene 5 lines 63 and 81: 'Tis he, that villain, Romeo' and 'Why uncle, 'tis a shame' These quotes show how much Tybalt hates Romeo and he is jealous that Romeo and Juliet are getting together. Tybalt also tried to persuade his uncle Capulet to hate Romeo. He also tried to get Romeo angry by killing his friend Mercutio. I think Tybalt was the most to blame as his actions were all of his own choice and he probably would have known what the result would be with his interference. Another character whose behaviour contributed to the death of Romeo and Juliet is old Capulet. ...read more.


Friar Lawrence only thought about all the good things but not the bad things. He was only interested on solving the feuds between the families and not what could happen to Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence was to blame because although he was trying to do the right thing for Romeo and Juliet's love but ignored all the consequences. Montague also persuaded Romeo and Juliet as he agreed to let them marry to try and bring the families together. If Capulet had agreed to the marriage then it may have been suitable but unfortunately he did not. In conclusion, I believe that the main factors in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet were due to bad luck like Romeo killing himself just before Juliet woke up and Friar Lawrence not delivering the letter on time. I think that the families fighting from before was fate. But I also think that the behaviours of some of the characters like Tybalt, Capulet and Paris also contributed to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Were there deaths preordained by fate? I agree with this statement as fate cannot be changed. 'There was nothing that any of the characters could have done to avoid their deaths' I disagree with this statement as the characters behaviour clearly influenced the deaths and if Capulet had not have been so stubborn and let Romeo and Juliet marry, both families would have been better off. ...read more.

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