Essay On Fate In Romeo And Juliet

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Fate is the predetermined outcome of a person's life. It is said that one cannot change their fate and I believe that to be true. Romeo and Juliet were predestined to die at the beginning of the play and they did. However, These events could have been changed. The actions of Romeo and Juliet are the reason they died, incorporated with their fate with their fate. We do not know our fate, but our choices are made in accordance with it. If one knows their fate they may be able to do something about it. Yet, Romeo and Juliet did not know their fate and died because of it. In Romeo and Juliet, their deaths were foretold by the chorus. “A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life,”(I.1.6). This predetermined destiny said they would die and they did. A person's fate will only come true if their…show more content…
This quote shows that our fate is a combination of fortune, and choices. This is a duality, one part being fate, the other being free will. It is our free will that inevitably leads to our fate. We make our own decisions and they all contribute to end result of our lives. Our fate is the sum of our actions. However, Fate is not set in stone. We can prevent or change our destiny if we know what it is. An example of this is the story of Sisyphus. In Greek mythology, the king Sisyphus learned of his fate to die and decided to change it. He tricked Hades into chaining himself up so nobody on earth could die. This led to many angry gods threatening to punish him so severely the Sisyphus would wish that he was dead. So Sisyphus released Hades, and tricked him again into not killing him by telling Hades that he needed to teach his wife a lesson for not giving Sisyphus a proper funeral. Sisyphus escaped death twice and proved that one can change his
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