Miscommunications In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Throughout the entire play, accidental miscommunications lead to miscommunications. But these ‘mistakes’ are actually something greater—they are a manifestation of fate. We know from the prologue that Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed, thats is, they are doomed to bad luck, and that they are fated to take their lives. When Friar Lawrence sends a letter to a banished Romeo, this fate they share causes the letter to never leave Verona at all. The messenger, Friar John, tells Friar Lawrence that “I could not send it—here it is again— (gives FRIAR LAWRENCE a letter) Nor get a messenger to bring it thee,”(Shakespeare, V.ii.14-16). The aforementioned letter was written to inform Romeo of a carefully concocted plan that would allow him and Juliet
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