Poor Decision Making In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Angel Salazar
Mr. Young
English I

Have you made a bad decision, then wondered what the opposite decision would be? In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, bad decisions are everywhere. These include the main characters getting married after knowing each other for less than a day, killing themselves, and letting lust run their lives. Nevertheless, even after all these bad decisions some still believe it was fate that led to this tragedy, because Romeo and Juliet would have never met if not for fate. One perspective is that we can't control fate, and the reason for everything is fate. Another interpretation is that there is no such thing as fate, and it was poor decision making that led to this tragedy. While arguments can be
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Evidence to support this would be when Romeo and Juliet decide that they have an undying love for each other, on the same night they meet. It is certainly true that this could be seen as a bad decision. However, the fact that Romeo and Juliet met under complete ironic circumstances, helps prove that fate led to the tragedy. How Romeo and Juliet met all started when a servant of the Capulet house asks Romeo to read the list of people to invite to the Capulet party. Shortly after this, the Montague boys plan to go to the party, this is where Romeo meets Juliet. To agree with the poor decision making perspective is to ignore the fact that Romeo and Juliet may have never met if not for that party, the servant not being able to read, or those Montague boys not going. The argument that fate led to this tragedy is consistent with the story.

In the final analysis, fate definitely led to this tragedy. Evidence for this would be when the servant who can't read approaches Romeo and says “God 'i' good e'en. I pray, sir, can you read?” and Romeo says he can and reads the paper to the servant. The servant then invites Romeo to the party saying “Now I’ll tell you without asking. My master is the great rich Capulet, and if you be not of the house of Montagues, I pray come and crush a cup of wine. Rest you merry!”

As you can see, it is more conceivable that fate led to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Next
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