The Role Of Fate In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Throughout generations in history, it is said that one is in full control of their fate from the decisions and mistakes they make. However, there are more factors to the outcome of one’s destiny. One’s fate is not inevitable and is decided by multiple events and various other people in their life. William Shakespeare, the author of the play Romeo and Juliet, demonstrates his perspective of fate through the power of unconditional love and the overall plot of the famous play. Shakespeare’s concept of fatal flaws found in the supporting characters, and imperfections in love, allows one to understand how the environment that surround love can impact the fate of two lovers. Many characters contribute to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, however, Lord Capulet is the one to blame for the death of the two star cross lovers in Verona, Italy. Lord Capulet, Juliet’s father, is primarily responsible for the unfortunate fate of Romeo and Juliet, because of his capricious mind and stubborn attitude.
Lord Capulet displays a variety of different characteristics, but one of his most prominent feature is his capricious mind. During the Capulet feast in the last few scenes in the first act, Paris asks Lord Capulet for Juliet’s hand in marriage. Lord Capulet, knowing that his child was only a young teenager, told Paris that she was too young for marriage, and that he should wait two years before she gets
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His capricious state of mind and stubborn character, are the fatal flaws that led to the lamentable death of Romeo and his daughter. One may assume that their fate is decided by supernatural powers or the choices they have made in the past. In reality, one’s fate and destiny are determined by countless other components. One’s fate may as well be a story written by someone else, such as Shakespeare writing about the tragedy of Romeo and
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