Romeo And Juliet Theme Analysis

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Fate is a major theme that circulates in the play, Romeo and Juliet. In Act 3 Scene 3 Lines 182-184 Juliet says, “Oh, noise? Then I’ll be quick. Oh, good, a knife! My body will be your sheath. Rust inside my body and let me die. (she stabs herself with ROMEO’s dagger and dies) Here in the play Romeo Montague has just taken a vile of poison and has died. Juliet then wakes up and realizes that her beloved Romeo, the man that she loves, the man that she married, the man that she was going to run away with is now dead. Friar Laurence, the man that married Romeo and Juliet, walks in and see the horrific action that has taken place. Friar then gets startled by a watchman in the background and flees the scene leaving Juliet alone with Romeo’s lifeless body in her arms. Juliet then realizes that the man she loves is dead and the only solution is to take her on life. Juliet takes Romeo knife and stabs herself with it after she says her body will be the knives sheath. This is fate because death was destined upon both Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet could not escape the fate death had upon them.
Therefore, because of fate all these actions led up to what fate had in store for Romeo and Juliet and nothing can change that.
Another theme in the play Romeo and Juliet is the action of making choices. In Act 1 scene 5 line 76-80 Lord Capulet says, “You will tolerate him. What, little man? I say you will.” Here in the play Lord Capulet, Juliet 's father, is hosting a party
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