Fate And Fate In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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“A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, / … / The fearful passage of their death-marked love / And the continuance of their parents’ rage, / Which, but their children’s end, naught could remove.” (the prologue). The prologue of Romeo and Juliet tells us Romeo and Juliet’s fate of this untimely death has already been decided at birth. However, Shakespeare includes different places where their destiny could have been turned around. A person’s fate is never already decided because it’s that individual’s choice to do whatever they choose to do. An examination of Romeo and Juliet reveals that a person’s fate is not decided at birth and can be changed based on their decisions.
Romeo and Juliet proves people occasionally need to be told the truth to understand the problems and chaos they’re causing. The Capulets and Montagues had been archenemies for a long time and possibly don’t even remember why; all they know is that they hate the other family. Juliet has discovered who she has fallen in love with, “My only love sprung from my only hate! / Too early seen unknown , and known too late! / Prodigious birth of love it is to me, / That I must love a loathèd enemy.” (1.5.136-139). Juliet and Romeo got along really well and have fallen in love. However, they are from opposing families and are supposed to hate each other. Even though they are presumed to be enemies, Romeo and Juliet still loved each other regardless of their family name. People miss the opportunity to meet many
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