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Fate Overcomes All In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Fate Overcomes All
Fate, the belief that a person’s destiny is set in advance, is something that people believe is possible or believe it is not possible. Although some may not believe in it, they must admit that it dates to almost the beginning of time. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet, show how the power of fate can overcome all and the doubt of others, that are at odds with the belief in the power of fate. People have the power to change their fate by changes people make in their lives, although their destiny cannot undergo changes. When something is fate for that person, then it is doom to happen. As in the play, Romeo and Juliet are destine to meet and be together. While reading this novel, one can say that it is Romeo and Juliet’s fate to see
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But he that hath the steerage of my course,
Direct my sail. On, lusty gentlemen (1-1, 114-115).
Romeo is scared that something might happen when he gets to the party that day. He is saying that is fate is in charge of his life and whatever happens, happens. Romeo has a feeling something might happen that leads to his death but his goes to the party. This proves that fate has a guiding hand in life but his actions change his life. Therefore, that it is fate that guides Romeo and Juliet to meet each other, but it is what they do with fate that changes their life.
Not only is it fate that Romeo and Juliet meet, but it is with fate and what Romeo and Juliet choose to do with fate that they fall in love. One of the reasons that Romeo and Juliet are predestine to be in love is because, they are the offspring of two families who hold a grudge with each other since before they were born. Furthermore, when Juliet finds out from the nurse that Romeo is a Montague her reaction is,
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.
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