Choices In Romeo And Juliet

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In a play like Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare which is a classic, dating back to the 16th century, it can be expected that discussions have happened based on the question: Did Romeo and Juliet cause their ultimate demise based on choices they made, or does fate take control of their life the second they meet? Because people are able to argue both sides of the case, there has never been a definite answer on whether or not fate, or poor choices takes place in this Shakespearean play. Although fate is something that definitely is shown in this play, poor choices ultimately cause the death of Romeo and Juliet. Every action that someone makes affects someone else, like dominoes that continue to fall until eventually, everyone has fallen. Whether or not they be intentional or accidental, every action has an equal opposite reaction. So even if Romeo or Juliet do not mean for anything bad to happen, in the end their choices are what started the domino effect.…show more content…
Before Romeo and Juliet even meet each other, Romeo “fear(s) too early, for my mind misgives/ Some consequence yet hanging in the stars.”(insert page stuff) Romeo thinks that something bad is going to happen, but continues to go with his friends to the party. As they continue their walk there, Romeo tells one of his friends out loud “tis no wit to go” (insert page stuff). Instead of going home, Romeo falls into peer pressure, and goes with his friends, hoping to possibly even see Rolsiline. Even though he is pressured into doing it, he is the one who ultimately makes the final decision to go. Just like in everyday life in the 20th century, peer pressure still is around and people have to stand by what they
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