Romeo And Juliet Fate Vs Choice Essay

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Choice or Fate?
William Shakespeare wrote many plays, one of his most well-known plays was The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. In this play the star-crossed lovers, named Romeo and Juliet, fall madly in love but come to a tragic end. This is all due to the choices they made because of their families’s rivalry that has gone on for years between the house of Montague and the house of Capulets, most have forgotten the reason for the feud in the first place. In William Shakespeare’s, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, there is controversy over whether lovers died due to fate or freedom of choice. There is more evidence proving that freedom of choice influenced their death over fate.
Benevolilo and Mercutio urge Romeo, Mr. Montague’s son, to meet someone, so that his mind would be distracted from Rosaline, Romeo’s former lover. Romeo decides to go to the party in spite of the servant who told him: “if you be not of the house of/ Montagues, I pray come and crash a cup of wine.”(Shakespeare 385). He found another woman at the party and as he gazed across the room, he voiced:
O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!/It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night/As rich a jewel in an
Ethip’s ear/Beauty to rich for use, for earth to dear!/So
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There are defined examples of how Romeo’s and Juliet’s choices led to their deaths. Romeo’s choices were going to the party, fighting and killing Tybalt, and killing himself to be with Juliet. Juliet’s choices were staying with Romeo despite the rivalry, and killing herself to be with him in death. There are also examples about destiny or fate such as Romeo having an unsettling feeling about going to the party. Romeo and Juliet teaches us that we make choices that at the time seem like the best thing for us, but in the end can become the worst decision we have
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