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In this report I will try to discuss in depth why I feel that fate and free will, were indeed a key factors leading to the deaths of young Romeo and Juliet in this Shakespearian play of love and tragedy

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  • Submitted: 25/10/2005
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GCSE Romeo and Juliet

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In this report I will try to discuss in depth why I feel that fate and free will, were indeed a key factors leading to the deaths of young Romeo and Juliet in this Shakespearian play of love and tragedy. A consistent sense of foreboding is applied and presented through the structure, language and sequence of events. From the off we are left with a feeling of misfortune looming this is made apparent in the sixth line of the prologue were the first proclamation of disaster is foretold 'A pair of star-crossed lovers who take their life;' this is a suggestion of the recurring theme of love and tragedy delivered in many works produced by Shakespeare during the Elizabethan era such as 'Othello' and 'Julius Cesar and Cleopatra'. The prologue was a very important method of play write as it allowed the audience in the theatres to derive their own conviction of the play before hand. This method was very effective and was often used by Shakespeare .

Shakespeare was very popular with his audience as he produced work for all the different sectors of the crowd as the theatre was split up for the different classes of

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