The Fate of Time.

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Introduction

The Fate of Time By Courtney Wallace "This day's black fate on more days doth depend:/ This but begins the woe others must end." (Act 3, Scene 1) What is love? Is it not a feeling, a dream, a look? How long must it take one to know he/she is in love? In addition, if it is longer then an hour is it really love? One could say love is in the eyes, the window to the soul; another could say the eyes could not see love for they only tell so much. However, what about fate, if fate exists what does it matter if the love is in the eyes or truly in the heart? In addition, at what point is life swept out of the beholder's hands and into those of fate? If Shakespeare would have answered, I believe he would have said, when those hearts of the beholders do feel love there life is taken by love. Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is a love story struck down by fate and doomed to tragedy.

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/ With Rosaline, my ghostly father? no;I have forgot that name, and that name's woe." (Act two Scene 3) many of the things that happened in the play were based on timing and patience. Romeo feels that he cannot control the course of his life. Does fate actually control the course of events or does patience play a part? If Juliet had not so obedient to her father's wish for Paris to marry Juliet, Capulet may not have changed the wedding date "I met the youthful lord at Laurence' cell;/ In addition, gave him what becomed love I might, /Not step o'er the bounds of modesty / Why, I am glad on't; this is well: stand up: / This is as't should be. Let me see the county; / Ay, marry, go, I say, and fetch him hither. / Now, afore God! this reverend holy friar, / Our whole city is much bound to him. (Act 4 Scene 2)" If there had been more time, Friar John may have managed to get the message to Romeo in time and he would not have killed himself in Juliet's tomb.

Conclusion

Shakespeare wrote the play to show people of all ages that love is not something that grows over night and definitely not in an hour or less. He also wanted to show that kids have feelings too, however, we are not old enough, wise enough, or confident enough to make the real life decisions that Romeo and Juliet made. That is why the ended up killing themselves. They did not have the patience to try and see how things could have worked if they waited awhile, they did not have the wisdom to know how to handle that type of adult situation and they did not have caution to see how their loved was affecting the people around them. However, they will always be remembered for their willingness to give up everything, including their lives, to be together. A glooming peace this morning with it brings; The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head: Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished: For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo. (Act 5, Scene 3)

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