Fate In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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William shakespeare was an english poet, playwright and actor, he wrote approximately 38 plays, and wrote over 4 billion copies of his work. One of his best work is named “Romeo and Juliet”. In the play Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare explores the main tragedy of the ‘star crossed lovers’ and how they take their lives. The play was written in the 14th century, in the time where shakespeare's audience were super religious and had many superstitious beliefs, and they believed in God and Hell. The era affects the play because the society would’ve been different than to modern life, meaning that perspectives and rules would differ. Also in shakespeare's time, daughters had no rights in choosing who to marry, the parents had full control over who…show more content…
At the very start of the play in the prologue the writer claims “A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life” The use of this expression “star-cross’d lovers” already foreshadows the doomed fate of Romeo and Juliet,and that there future is doomed and planned from the beginning of the play. Another quote also used in the prologue is “death mark’d love”, this quote also advises that there future is marked to be doomed, and fate decides it all. Also the word “death mark’d death” connors and emphasis how there lives are destined to die, furthermore the many consequences and regrets to their decisions. This emphasises the significance of their love, and that they loved eachother so much that it lead to the death. Additionally The adjective “mark’d” is very important to explore how Shakespeare used it to show that there lives have already been marked since the beginning, and this also is a technique called foreshadowing, where the audience already knows that something terrible will happen from the beginning. Also this could be shown as dramatic irony where the audience already knows what's going to happen where as the characters don't know what will
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