Fate In Luhrine Marsh's Film, Jepp, Who Defied The Stars

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Fate Within the Stars
“Fate: Is it written in the stars from the moment we are born? Or is it a bendable thing that we can shape with our own hands?” (Marsh, synopsis) A question that is constantly debated in literature, and what many believe is inevitable and that our future isn’t a choice. Romeo and Juliet, a Shakespeare play that is visually shown in Luhrmann's film and Kathrine Marsh’s novel, Jepp, Who Defied the Stars both have characters that constantly question or address the theme of fate and destiny which causes them to act rashly. These texts show this is many ways including how fate plays out can create thoughts that speak from the heart, not the mind, how when fate causes you to meet someone, you will always remember that moment, and when something goes unexpectedly, you will question or try to go against fate which all make the characters act rashly.
Within these two texts, one could see that when fate causes a love, you forget what is right and make us act out of love, forgetting logic. When Juliet and her nurse are arguing, just finding out that Juliet is to marry Paris very soon, she questions the if she is thinking of her best interest. Juliet asks, “Speak’st thou from thy
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This is shown in Romeo and Juliet when Romeo screams to the stars, “I defy you stars!” (Shakespeare, 5.1.24) as a way to show how fate is messing with him. Since he believes now that Juliet is dead, he thinks that fate has made a fool of him. He wants to go against fate and his destiny to show his love for Juliet, which ultimately ends in both their deaths. Both these deaths were very quick decisions with very thought put in beforehand. These stars contain our fate which are thought of to be inescapable, and to show how few try to “bend” this fate, Jepp receives a poem which
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