Predetermined Destiny In Romeo And Juliet

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Predetermined destiny also known as predestiny is the idea that everyone’s paths and actions are already set out for you by a higher power, which is a strong concept in Romeo and Juliet. The well-famed tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, was written by William Shakespeare in 1597.It is known to be one of the greatest love stories written. The play focuses on two star-crossed lovers in the depths of forbidden love despite being from opposing families. William Shakespeare believed that God gave man the faculty of reason. Fate is a crucial force portrayed in the play and is used as a constant theme throughout it.

Shakespeare uses foreshadowing in the play to give the audience clues on the outcome of the lovers, even though it is stated at the start. An example of this is when Juliet says “If he is married, my grave is like to be my wedding bed.” By this Juliet means that if Romeo is married already and not able to accept her love, a grave and not a wedding bed waits for her. Juliet unknowingly is foreshadowing her fate. Mercutio also foreshadows when he shouts “a plague on both your houses” in act 3 scene 1. He cursed the houses of both families and is foreshadowing the death of Romeo and Juliet.

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Fate is an inevitable force used as a character who is unseen and unheard in the play. Unfortunate events caused by fate is shown constantly which leads up to the death of the lovers. The term star-crossed lovers mean that the stars are against them, and the series of unfortunate events was a part of fate’s cruel plan.Shakespeare’s technique of foreshadowing gave the audience hints to how their death came about so that it would be less of a shock. Fate is an evident cause of the death of the lovers and their families new
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