Fate In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is a famous love tragedy written by William Shakespeare. The play explores the concept of fate versus own choice. Fate is accountable for Romeo and Juliet to be born into two disputing families. But when considering what was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, is it apparent that their own choice over fate was largely held accountable. It is obvious that the events that take place before the young lover’s deaths were mainly their own choice and not fate. Their own choice is displayed in their romantic first sight of each other, their secret marriage and their tragic deaths.

Romeo and Juliet had the opportunity to submit themselves to their fate and not fall in love, but they went against their destiny, which affected themselves and others. Romeo could have selected to go against his fate and not taken the drug, but he chose to take the drug and therefore his mind was out of his control and he had little control over what he was undertaking.
Romeo had a dream that was a premonition of what was going to be the consequence of him attending the Capulet’s party. “I dream’d a dream to-night”. (Act 1, Scene IV)
Before Romeo went to the Capulets party he said, ‘Some consequence yet hanging in the stars……But He, that hath the steerage of my course, Direct my sail! On, lusty gentleman.” (Act 1, Scene IV) Romeo could sense that the outcome of this party was not going to be pleasant. He was already offering himself to his fate and he was pleading that
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