Fate is a power that some people believe determines a person’s future. In the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, fate prevents Romeo’s and Juliet’s intense love. The play is about these two teenagers during the Renaissance who fall in love, but they are from different families, Capulet and Montague who are in a prolonged quarrel. Despite the obstacles, Romeo and Juliet wed and a sequence of events cause Romeo and Juliet both to die. There are multiple occasions where fate gets in the way of Romeo and Juliet such as when Romeo killed Tybalt, Romeo being banished, Juliet being forced to marry Paris, the failure of Romeo being informed of Juliet’s fake death and Romeo killing himself.
Are people in control of their destiny? Having no power over one’s destiny is an important theme in William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet. We are in told in the prologue that fate is going to drive the story. Romeo and Juliet are not in control of their lives. It is predetermined destiny, not free choice that manipulates the lives of these two lovers. In Romeo and Juliet, the idea that the main characters have no control over their destiny is proven through the long existing feud between the families, Romeo and Juliet’s chance meeting and Mercutio’s and Tybalt’s deaths.
In the Prologue it states that a pair of lovers will die in order to end a family feud(“DBQ: Romeo and Juliet: Who’s to Blame?” Doc A). Those lovers turned out to be Romeo and Juliet. Another reason why Fate is a suspect in this crime is when Friar Lawrence was the priest for Romeo and Juliet’s wedding he said, quote, “These violent ‘delights have violent ends…”(“DBQ: Romeo and Juliet: Who’s to Blame?” Doc C)(Act 2, Scene 6). Fate made another appearance when Friar helps Juliet on faking her own death. When Friar starts executing his plan on Juliet’s “death” everything seems to go smoothly until Friar’s letter that was supposed to go to Romeo, explaining the plan, does not reach Romeo. Friar finds out about this and say “Unhappy fortune!”(Act 5, Scene 2)(“DBQ: Romeo and Juliet: Who’s to Blame?” Doc E). This situation then leads to the deaths of Romeo and
One of the most asked questions about the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is “Who is to blame for the untimely deaths of these young lovers?”. The play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is filled with very influential emotions. The tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet were brought about by many characters such as Lord Capulet, fate and a feud between two families.
William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," is a timeless story about forbidden love and mankind's desperation for romance, no matter how daunting or humiliating the task. Our two lovers, named Romeo and Juliet as the title presents, are restricted by fate, as they each persist to a rival family. They see past their archaic feud and become secretly wed. The couple, along with a friar, devise a plan to run away together and escape the grasp of their families horrid clash. The plan goes awry as word of the plan does not reach Romeo, and results in the death of both him and his beloved Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet’s death were complicated, and no one was particularly at fault. Instead everyone included in the play wrote by William Shakespeare had some blame and took part in the tragic events. The characters in this paper that will be taking the blame are Lady Capulet, Juliet’s mother, Fate, and Romeo. Lady Capulet’s forceful behavior drove Juliet to her breaking point. Fate overall ruled everything that happened and would simply not allow the two lovers together. Romeo was reckless and did not love Juliet enough to save her.
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet’s love story. The author of Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare, he wrote a play about two teens that had fallen in love. These teens’ family’s had a feud so they had to hide there love for each other. Even though Romeo and Juliet committed suicide, their untimely deaths are ultimately caused by the fate and family feud.
In the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet, the play is mainly ran by the bad choices Romeo and Juliet make. These many hasty decisions eventually led to the death of the two star crossed lovers. Some of the decisions that will be mentioned here will be: Romeo getting involved in Mercutio and Tybalt’s “duel”, the Friar agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet, and the two lovers rushing into marriage.
Everyone is fated to die, both you and me as well. Some are fated to die in love and/or hate, just like the story or Romeo and Juliet. Fate was the single cause of their deaths and was also the resolve of the feud transpiring through out the story. The events and their timing that occurred were all executed and timed by Fate; every event is connected together, from Rosaline rejecting Romeo to Tybalt being killed by Romeo, to Juliet killing herself after seeing Romeo’s dead body.
In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet; a play that has awed audiences from all over the world. Romeo and Juliet meet, fall in love, and die in each others arms. With the tragic ending of the “star-crossed” lovers deaths; it was their lack of experience and a factor of adolescence that lead to the lovers deaths. The ending of this play was not fate. Therefore, the “start-crossed” lovers’ foolish decisions lead to the tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet.
Verona, a city in which a pair of “star-crossed lovers” and all of its citizens overall, blame the “greater power,” fate, to veil their own actions. Fate and free will, both play a major part in Romeo and Juliet. However, only one of the two is actually true. On one side, fate supposedly controls the character’s destiny. But they are completely unaware that it is actually their free will and their own actions in which they are in control of. Though the characters in the play seem to believe and to be completely convinced that something greater, such as “fate,” is controlling them, they only choose to do so since they do not want to take responsibility for the actions they have done. Throughout the play, Shakespeare argues between fate and free will acting upon the characters.
The universal force can be limited by the actions of humans. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is a tragic, dramatic play that shows the awful outcome of love between two immature teens. In this play, the families of the two lovers are main rivals in the city of Verona. The rivalry families have a tension between each other that would oppose the love between Romeo and Juliet. Although fate has a part in the tragic play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare mainly focuses on the mistakes of the characters. Human mistakes are easier to point out rather than fate. A large amount of readers debate that fate is the main factor of the tragedy, but the tragic play focuses more on the human mistakes and how they are more functional in the cause of the tragedy.The unfortunate events of the “star-crossed lovers” has to do with more than just fate.
Everywhere, teenagers make impulsive decisions that either positively or negatively affect them. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by playwright William Shakespeare, the main characters, Romeo and Juliet, are family foe’s that mistakenly fall in love. The unexpierienced, young couple tries to develop their secret relationship too fast, and the play ends after the lover’s traumatic suicides. In the play, the couple mentions how their relationship is “star-crossed” in that they are not fated to be together. However, these teenagers have been in many serious circumstances giving rise to their deaths and have overlooked the fact that their choices are what mainly determined their futures. Romeo and Juliet’s lack of recognizing
What is fate and why does Shakespeare use fate? Fate is the development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. William Shakespeare uses fate to drive the plot of the story where this event drives to another. How does fate drive the story of Romeo and Juliet? First, Did fate cause two enemies to fall in love, did fate cause Friar Lawrence to go against better judgement and secretly marry Romeo and Juliet, did Romeo has a dream that if he goes to the Capulet’s party something bad will happen, then Juliet proclaims that she has an “ill-divining soul!” and her vision of Romeo’s death, and last but not least, the tragic twist of fate caused Romeo to miss Balthasar’s message