Pre-Determined Destiny In Romeo And Juliet

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Star Crossed Lovers In Romeo and Juliet their are not many events that are coincidental. Romeo and Juliet are the result of pre-determined destiny. Some people compare pre-determined to fate, this means people can not change things. The two teens could not control which families they were born into. The Montague's and the Capuley's have been enemies for some time. This is why it is so shocking when the two become lovers. The power of pre-determined destiny gets the best of them.

Shakespeare did not wait to tell the readers that Romeo and Juliet were a part of pre-determined destiny. For example, in the prologue it says "From fourth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life (Shakespeare prologue)." This means two unlucky children are born into enemy families, they become lovers and commit suicide. From the moment Juliet and Romeo are born they are told they can not do anything but feud with the other family. The children had no input in this, it was decided for them.

The destiny of these two has always been to resent one another. The Capulet's and Montague's are fighting from the start. Before the violence gets
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It is not a coincidence that the two meet. There are many people in Verona when the Capulet's illiterate Servant asked for help because he can not read the list. The Servant might be unaware that Romeo is a Montague's, but destiny is aware of this. The Servant says "and if you be not of the Montague's, I pray come and crush a cup of wine (Shakespeare 1:2)." Romeo goes to see what he thinks is his love and tries to get her back. He is actually being set up by pre-determined destiny. The chances the Servant will invite the Capulet's most loathed enemy are slight. The chance that Romeo will attend and fall in love with the one person he can not love are even slighter. Pre-determined destiny sets all this up from the very
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