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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Fate is believed to have the power to control events. It can be a good thing or it may lead to a bad thing. But fate is something that is meant to happen. In Romeo and Juliet fate is a major theme in the play. A whole string of 'coincidences' come together to create the tragic ending of the play. During the Elizabethan times religion was a very important part of everyday life. Along with this came superstition and the belief that everything happens for a reason in other words fate. In the chorus of the play the audience were told that the ' star crossed lovers' were destined to die. ...read more.


Juliet felt that she would go to the end of the world for him and as the play ends it is certain that she does. Juliet shouldn't have deceived and disobeyed her parents. Like Romeo she was too hasty in rushing into marriage. She was already engaged to marry Paris at the time of the ball, and until then, had been very happy with her parent's choice. Romeo features a lot in the feuds within the two families. He knew fine well that he would need to abandon the hatred that was present between the two foes and go along with his cloudy confused instinct. It was questionable wither he really loved her or was in love with the fantasy of being in love. ...read more.


He also acted violently and without thinking when he killed Tybalt and later Paris. Friar Lawrence was asked to marry the young couple in secret and at first refused but soon a thought occurred to him that if he married the two the families may reunite and the fighting will be over. Despite all this he should never have agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet in secret. He gave Juliet the sleeping drug, and he was responsible for getting news of the plan to Romeo - the news never reached him, so Romeo thought Juliet was dead. You could say the tragedy was not the fault of any one individual - it happened because of bad luck. It was fate that Romeo and Juliet met and fell in love, and bad luck that the letter, which could have saved them, didn't reach Romeo in time. ...read more.

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