Fate And Bad Choices In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Most people don’t choose when and how they die. Although, they can make decisions that, whether directly or indirectly, change the way they die. Both destiny and one’s decisions, good and bad, can influence their demise. The same rules apply when talking about William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”; both fate and poor decisions led to the lovers’ deaths. They definitely had their fare share of fate and horrible choices, which played a major role in their ruination. Fate and poor decisions went hand-in-hand in the path of Romeo and Juliet’s demise. Did not mention author or book title or genre. Romeo made quite a lot of atrocious decisions. (1.2.64-95) Romeo is dishonest to the illiterate Capulet servant by taking the invitation to the Capulet party, to which Peter (the servant) said Romeo may only attend if he wasn’t a Montague. Since Romeo decides to take advantage of the servant, he ends up seeing Juliet. If Romeo and Juliet had never met, they wouldn’t’ve fallen in love and ended up committing suicide…show more content…
(1.2.60-61) Peter reveals that he was never taught to read; ergo, his illiteracy was out of Romeo’s control. (3.n.127-129) Romeo kills Tybalt by accident. The fight between Mercutio and Tybalt was not in Romeo’s control. When Tybalt killed Mercutio, Romeo just wanted to duel, without the intent of killing him. After the prince finds out that Romeo killed someone from the Capulet house, Romeo is immediately exiled. Juliet is heartbroken and ends up planning to fake her death. If Mercutio and Tybalt hadn’t picked a fight, Juliet would not have had to fake her death.(5.1.17-23) Bathalsar receives incorrect information regarding Juliet’s “death”. Since Romeo had been exiled due to Mercutio and Tybalt’s battle to the death, he wasn’t able to obtain the real information regarding Juliet’s death, fast
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