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Does Fate play an important role in Romeo and Juliet?

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Does Fate play an important role in Romeo and Juliet? In the prologue Romeo and Juliet are described as "star crossed lovers". How important do you think fate is in affecting the outcome of the play? In this essay I am going to talk about how fate plays an important role in the play Romeo and Juliet, an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future. Nothing can stand in its way, whatever it is, and it's bound to happen under any circumstances. I think fate plays a very important role in Romeo and Juliet, it impacts on the play straight away. Shakespeare immediately in the prologue says that Romeo and Juliet's plan includes important basics of fate. ...read more.

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Their fate seems to be written in the stars and dictate destiny. The events that occur throughout the play are not mere coincidences, but rather manifestations of fate that help bring about the unavoidable outcome of the young lovers' deaths. Peter runs into Romeo and Benvolio on the street, after reading the list of the invited people, Romeo decides to go to the party even though his enemy Capulet was going to be there. It is this encounter of luck, that of all people, Romeo ended up reading the list of the names of the guests for the Capulet feast. It is fate that makes the encounter possible. Romeo has a dream that Juliet finds him dead. . "I dreamt my lady came and found me dead" (Romeo, Act 5, scene1, line 6). ...read more.

Conclusion

In my opinion I think fate contributes very much to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet's lives are spoiled by fate in so many ways in many forms. If their parent's had not been feuding and if the Nurse had not betrayed Juliet, the outcome would have been different, although fate could not be changed. These two are very stubborn, selfish, and rush into things and do not think ahead. For example, many things happen, to their misfortune, "O, I am fortunes fool" (Romeo, Act3, scene1, line 133), Romeo calls himself a fool which emphasizes his sense of judgement is missing, hence putting fate all in control. Romeo and Juliet will be a timeless classic for years to come as entertainment, a symbol of love, and even a tragedy of fate. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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