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Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play, in which many forces are implied in order to produce a conflict, which would end with the deaths of the two young lovers.

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Introduction

Monday, 11th August 2003 Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play, in which many forces are implied in order to produce a conflict, which would end with the deaths of the two young lovers. Being fate the leading force, which seems to control their lives and force them together, becoming and ultimate power in this play. However, the conflict between the two families is also a mayor effect in the lovers' deaths. It is due to this conflict that Romeo and Juliet think they must hide their love, which in the end is the cause of their suicide. It is because of this conflict, that confrontations take place, "hatred is bred which is evident when Tybalt, who is Lady's Capulet's nephew, joins the fight against the Montague family." ...read more.

Middle

Fate is considered to be a strange force, which has a control over our lives, yet fate can't control free will. Fate is present since the beginning of the play. The first example of a reference to fate is in the prologue, at the every start of the play: "From forth the fatal lions of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their lives; whole misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents' strife." This quotation reveals that even from the very beginning, the two young lovers were doomed. 'Star-crossed' refers to the astrological outlook on destiny that " was much more accepted when Shakespeare wrote his tragedy." ...read more.

Conclusion

All the vents that happened in the play lead to one major event, for which the play is said to be tragic, in which for most part fate plays a large role. The two young lovers discover that their love cannot be simple and pure, and that no matter what they do it will still end tragically. The two families whose strife can only be stopped by the "predetermined love of their offspring", seize hatred between them. Conversely, not many people believe in fate and providence, and would find this absurd. This might be because people like to believe that they are in control of their own destiny and that any difficulties arising from their actions can actually be sorted out. Vanessa Arellano S4A ...read more.

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