Fate Versus Free Will In Romeo And Juliet

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Fate versus Free Will Throughout both Sophocles “Antigone” and William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” fate and free will play a major role in Romeo and Antigone’s lives, but ultimately fate can take the blame for causing the chain of events in the novels. Romeo makes rash decisions and choices which determines his fate for him. The same can be said about Antigone, they both use free will which in the end determines each of their fates. In William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Romeo shows that he uses his ability of free will to determine his fate. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo finds the love of his life, little does he know that she belongs to the Capulets which means that he cannot be with her. In the play the prologue reads “Two households, both alike in dignity from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where evil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the…show more content…
The fearful passage of their death-marked love, and the countenance of their parents’ rage, which but their children’s end, naught could remove, is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage; the which if you with patient ears attend, what here shall miss our toil shall strive to mend. (Romeo and Juliet. Prologue. 1-14) This quote shows that fate is present in Romeos life because he meets the love of his life Juliet at a party he happened to be at by choice. Romeo did not have to attend the party. He chose to and he met the love of his life which fate can take the blame for. Fate also can take the blame for Romeo just happening to be in the Garden when Juliet is professing her love for him. These events would not occur if fate was not relevant in this novel. In Scene one Romeo says “I fear, too early, for my mind
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