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Essay on the role fate in the deaths of Romeo & Juliet.

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Introduction

Essay on the role fate in the deaths of Romeo & Juliet. Fate has a big role in Romeo and Juliet. "Romeo and Juliet" was written in 1596 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. It is considered to be one of the world's greatest love stories. At the time of Shakespeare most people strongly believed in fate and thought it controlled one's life. In the beginning of the play, Shakespeare tells us of the tragic end of Romeo and Juliet. This is the most obvious use of fate. Romeo and Juliet are" star-crossed lovers" and "death-marked lovers" the sense of fate fits into the play, not only for the audience. Romeo and Juliet are also very much aware of it and they have no control over it. ...read more.

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"As one dead in the bottom of the tomb. Either my eyesight fails or thou look'st pale". She had a vision of him lying dead at the bottom of the tomb. Friar John has written a letter to Romeo about Friar's plan, but Romeo never get's the letter because Friar Laurence never gave it to Romeo in Mantua but if he did it would have meant that Romeo could have known that Juliet is safe. In act 2 scene 3 Friar Lawrence responding to Romeo's request for him to marry Juliet saying wisely and slow "they stumble that run fast". He thinks that only bad things can happen and Romeo doesn't care much for anything else and many things that happen. ...read more.

Conclusion

This gives the audience yet another example of how fate has a big role in the play and the lives of Romeo and Juliet is something they couldn't control. Friar John has written a letter to Romeo about Friar's plan, but Romeo never get's the letter because Friar Laurence never gave it to Romeo in Mantua but if he did it would have meant that Romeo could have known that Juliet is safe. Romeo finds Juliet dead in the tomb and says "O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die " Romeo believes that Juliet is dead therefore he buys himself a poison, the apothecary had given a fake poison to him instead it would have saved the couple and than both of them would have been fine to live. ...read more.

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