Romeo And Juliet Fate Quotes

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“For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” (740) William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, is the tale of two star-crossed lovers from Verona who love each other despite their feuding families, but ultimately meet their end. Romeo and Juliet are predestined to die because of fate, but the foolish mistakes and reliance on luck and chance by multiple characters are what contribute to the star-crossed lovers’ destinies coming true. Throughout the play, fate ensures that Romeo and Juliet will come to their demise. Romeo says this quote, “Alive, in triumph! And Mercutio slain! Away to heaven, respective lenity, and fire-eyed fury be my conduct now!” (684) when he is getting ready to kill Tybalt in order to avenge…show more content…
Paris says, “That she doth give her sorrow so much sway, and in his wisdom hastes our marriage, to stop the inundation of her tears.” (708) when he is talking to Friar Laurence about him and Juliet getting married. In others words, Paris and Capulet think that Juliet is lamenting over Tybalt’s death and Paris wants to get married quickly in order to make Juliet happy again. This shows that neither Paris nor Capulet knows how Juliet actually feels and what is really going on. Capulet most likely has an ulterior motive in the sense that now that Tybalt is dead he wants to have another relation to Prince Escalus, which in this case would be through Paris. It is because of fate that Capulet decides to have the marriage so soon. If Capulet had waited a month or two Juliet would have had enough time to plan things out more with the Friar as opposed to how it transpired, all their plans were extremely rushed. In the end of the play, Friar Laurence says, “But he which bore my letter, Friar John, Was stay'd by accident, and yesternight return'd my letter back.” (738) when he is telling everyone what happened over the past two days between Romeo and Juliet. In other words, the man who was supposed to give Romeo the letter about the plan was quarantined and therefore he could not deliver the letter. This shows that fate was most certainly working against Romeo and Juliet because Friar John being quarantined was a random occurrence that no one had counted on. Fate made everything that was planned, go wrong which resulted in Romeo and Juliet dying, just like it said they would in the
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