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Romeo and Juliet Fate? Some say this ending is inevitable due to fate, and some say the two lovers have the power to change their destiny. Can this pair of lovers escape their fate?

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Romeo and Juliet - Fate? Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers. They meet each other at the Capulet's party, and they fall in love deeply. They plan to get married and elope together, as they are head over heels in love. With the help of Friar Lawrence, Juliet fakes her own death. However, due to a lot of difference coincidences and misunderstandings, Romeo believes he has lost Juliet forever. They are finally separated by death. Some say this ending is inevitable due to fate, and some say the two lovers have the power to change their destiny. Can this pair of lover escape their fate? ...read more.

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In the balcony scene, Juliet asks Romeo to deny his surname. She believes that if he denied his name, he would not be a Montague anymore. From this, it clearly shows that fate acts as a big factor, as people cannot choose which family they are born in. If there was no hatred between these two familes, it would be more likely for Romeo and Juliet's relationship to be approved without their families' objection. Thus, there might not be a tragic end for both of them. Secondly, it is fate that Romeo and Juliet are both impulsive and passionate about each other. ...read more.

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Thirdly, it is fate that Romeo and Juliet meet each other at the party. Before the party, Romeo still likes Rosaline a lot. Then, he meets Juliet. If Romeo did not go to find Juliet after the party, they would not confess their love to each other. Thus, Romeo might forget Juliet and try to find Rosaline again. It is fate that they have fallen in "love" with each other, and it is fate that Romeo has overheard Juliet's love confession in the balcony scene. In conclusion, fate plays an important role in "Romeo and Juliet". I strongly believe that all the events are decided by fate, and there is no way for them to escape their fate. ...read more.

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