Also, in the prologue, it states that their love was "The fearful passage of their death" (Prologue.9). Both of these quotes show us that the love of these two was destined to end tragically. The masquerade party was, above all, the most important event. The fact that Romeo was wearing a mask with his face hidden, allowed Juliet to fall in love with him before she knew his identity. If Juliet had known who Romeo was, she probably would not have fallen in love with him.
Star-crossed lovers are meant to be split apart. In the tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, one is able to witness how severe mistakes were neglected, and left unfulfilled, that led to the tragic passing of the two protagonists. Romeo and Juliet are from two families, the Capulets and the Montagues, who have past rivalries and do not associate with one another. Romeo and Juliet hurriedly marry each other, but because of their ill-fate, they eventually met their demise. Their death is caused not so much by their own flaws as by numerous obstacles in their path, which are created by other characters.
Being separated for Romeo and Juliet only makes their connection fow stronger. In William Shakespeare 's Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the two star-crossed lovers portray their love by protecting each other at any cost, choosing one another above all else, and marrying as soon as possible. For Romeo and Juliet, it’s important for them to protect each other at any cost. Romeo had just been banished for killing Tybalt, and Nurse is talking poorly of Romeo, but Juliet won’t stand for it, “Blistered be thy tongue for such a wish! He was not born to shame.
Romeo calls himself “Fortune’s Fool” and realizes that he is going to have to face a punishment for his actions, that are of course caused by fate (3.1.142). Later when Romeo hears of Juliet’s death he blames fate and tries to kill himself, “Is it e’en so?-Then I deny you, stars!” (5.1.25). In this example Romeo is taking responsibility for his past actions by defying fate and taking things into his own hands. Juliet is also a naïve and impulsive girl that
Sadly, things turn out for the worse as the two characters, due to misunderstandings and ill-timed events end up killing themselves. For example, in the last act just after Romeo kills Paris, and then himself, Juliet wakes only to see her beloved’s corpse as Friar Lawrence rushes over to her. Friar Lawrence is stating that a higher power, in this case, fate has ruined their plan. We know that Friar Lawrence is talking about fate when he says that they cannot contradict this power. According to this play you cannot contradict fate, it always has it’s way in the end, whether we know it or not.
This leads to him committing suicide and Juliet following in his footsteps. If Juliet had spent some time thinking of all the possibilities, the romantic duo could have survived. Most of these horrible events can be blamed on the rash decisions of our protagonists. By forcing a hasty marriage, slaying adversaries, and carrying out an elaborate plan that failed, Romeo and Juliet had carved out a dark path to their demise. If they had just been patient and made more intelligent choices, they could have lived to see another day.
In theory, this should have caused Juliet to feel pure hatred towards Romeo. Ironically, Tybalt 's death brought the couple even closer together in love. However, the Capulet family did not know of the secret relationship and wanted to put Romeo to his death. Tybalt 's death affected each member of the Capulet family and moved the plot closer to its tragic ending. As Tybalt 's legacy, Romeo was exiled from Verona, and for a time, could not see Juliet anymore.
All that fighting causes Romeo to be banished. After all that, Romeo allegedly hears of Juliet 's “death” so he goes back to Verona and kills himself next to Juliet. Then Juliet wakes up next to the dead Romeo and kills herself with his dagger. Overall, Romeo and Juliet show love is stronger than hate as they risk their lives just to see each other and eventually die together. Hate may have killed them, but hate is not enough to disrupt their love, they are still together, even when they are dead.
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.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has toyed with the emotions of its audience members for centuries. The play’s main characters, Romeo and Juliet, love one another in spite of the feud between their families and later on, in the wallows of grief, each take their own life. While the characters both meet their end tragically, it was their choices that realistically led them down that path. The cause of the two “star-crossed lovers” final end is not due to fate or destiny, but by their own foolish hands. The play begins in the city of Verona which features a long standing rivalry between two houses: the house of the Montagues and the House of the Capulets.