Fate does not always have to be known to its subject; it may work without anyone’s knowledge. One case where this is true is in Act 5 scene 2, when Friar John is explaining to Friar Laurence that he was unable to deliver the letter to Romeo, because he was suspected of the plague. Friar Laurence is seemingly unhappy, and is searching for a way to deliver the message to Romeo. All the meanwhile he blames “Unhappy fortune! The letter was not nice, but full of charge”(Pg 83) through the text Friar laurence blames fate for Friar John not being able to deliver the letter to Romeo.
This strategy would have let Romeo come and sweep her out of death and take them into a new life together. This was a terrible arrangement since the Friar was not completely sure if the potion would put her in a short death-like coma or kill her. The third reason he takes some blame is because he did not get the message containing the layout of the plan to fake Juliet’s death. The Friar should have delivered the course of action or told Romeo in person earlier, before Juliet drank the potion. The fourth and final accusation is that the Friar did not stay in the tomb when Juliet was mourning Romeo’s death.
He could have told Romeo’s parents that Romeo was in love or even married to Juliet. Instead, he waited for them to figure it out for themselves. He could have told Juliet’s parents that she was actually alive when they were burying her. “Your part in her you could not keep from death, But heaven keeps his part in eternal life.” (Shakespeare 4.5.75-76). He just flat out lied to her parents.
Fate had made it so that the priest had just so precisely chosen that path and just so coincidentally had people in his path who thought he was carrying a disease, so they could deter him from his path causing him to fail and for Romeo to never receive the news. Romeo, who truly believed that Juliet was dead made his way to the Capulet morgue where he was to die with her. If Romeo only waited a little bit longer Juliet would of woken up next to him, they would not have to die. Fate had influenced the chain of events, first by acquainting Romeo and Juliet with each other, then by causing Romeo to kill Tybalt and exiling him. And then finally by delaying the message of the priest so that Romeo could make his journey all the way to the morgue just to kill
If Tybalt knew that Romeo had married Juliet and was now Tybalt’s cousin, then he wouldn't have willingly started a fight. To add on, Tybalt’s death lead to Romeo’s banish, Romeo’s banish lead to Juliet’s and the friar’s scheme to get the lovers together, and that scheme lead to Romeo’s death since he did not receive the letter from Friar Laurence about the plan, and that lead to Juliet’s death. To summarize, Romeo’s reversal of fortune is the death of his loved ones and
Fate versus Free Will Throughout both Sophocles “Antigone” and William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” fate and free will play a major role in Romeo and Antigone’s lives, but ultimately fate can take the blame for causing the chain of events in the novels. Romeo makes rash decisions and choices which determines his fate for him. The same can be said about Antigone, they both use free will which in the end determines each of their fates. In William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Romeo shows that he uses his ability of free will to determine his fate. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo finds the love of his life, little does he know that she belongs to the Capulets which means that he cannot be with her.
Had he actually stayed with Juliet, he would have seen that she was still alive. As Juliet did wake up, she saw Romeo dead and killed herself too. Romeo’s rush to kill himself, not only caused him to lose his own life, but also Juliet’s. Had he slowed down, they may have been able to have a happy marriage. There were many times throughout the play in which somebody rushed, which caused them to stumble.
In times of tragedy, people look for answers and someone to blame. This is the case in William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet. The character, Friar Lawrence who was a trusted man of the cloth, allowed the two young protagonists Romeo and Juliet from opposing families to get married. Then later in the novel, he created a plan with the hope of the two lovers being together after they were separated by a tragic event, but ended with the two killing themselves. Being so, Friar Lawrence is the cause of the tragic ending in Romeo and Juliet, as he agreed to marry the two lovers without their parents permission, and devised a plan that ended with the lovers suicide.
This leads to Juliet pretending to kill herself so Romeo can return, then Romeo killing himself because he assumes Juliet is dead. Once Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo’s body, she takes a sword and stabs it through her heart. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet occurred because of the age of the victims and the infamous traits that are introduced with puberty. Romeo and Juliet constantly showed signs throughout the book of being immature. For example, when Romeo and Juliet first met, it was
With all of Verona believing the young Capulet was deceased, I sent out a letter to the exiled Romeo saying his wife was alive and only sleeping. Romeo, not receiving the letter, heard of Juliet’s death and came back to Verona to die in her arms. After sneaking back into Verona and killing Paris, Romeo drank a poison causing him to die next to his bride. Moments later, Juliet awoke from her slumber to find her beloved Romeo dead. Devastated, Juliet stabbed herself to be reunited with the love of her life.
All of these mistakes would not have happened if Friar thought out his plan a little more. Friar Laurence is at blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death because he made many mistakes that he could have avoided himself. The first mistake is that he trusted someone else to give Romeo the note that explained