Theme Of Fate In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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"We know what we are, but know not what we may be," said by William Shakespeare, the greatest English playwright. Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. John and Mary Shakespeare had two older children prior to William, however, they did not survive past infancy. This left William to be the oldest sibling; he had three younger brothers and two younger sisters. William Shakespeare had an interesting family. He had a relative named William Arden that was arrested for plotting against Queen Elizabeth I. He was educated greatly on Greek mythology, Roman comedy, ancient history, grammar, and Latin. Although John Shakespeare struggled in serious debt, William attended a nearby grammar school. He did not manage…show more content…
He lived a double life as a playwright and business partner for a major acting company. Romeo and Juliet happens to be one of the most well known plays by him. It was first performed in 1595, acted by the Lord Chamberlain 's Men at the Theatre.

Romeo and Juliet was written with a remarkable, tragic ending. Many believe Shakespeare should have ended his play in a different way. Shakespeare believes he expresses the fight for love to work. Romeo and Juliet are not meant to be together, yet they believe it is fate. Juliet is a young girl who does not go out often except for church. Therefore, she is unaware that Romeo has been forbidden from Verona for killing a man named, Tybalt. Throughout Romeo and Juliet, the author , Shakespeare, often foreshadows events that lead into their young love not being actual fate. There are many remarks in this play so the audience does not become overly surprised by the outcome and scheming
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Benvolio suggests that Romeo will move on from his past lover, Rosaline, and find a new girl. When Juliet sees Romeo for the first time as he leaves the Capulet 's party, she asks the nurse to find out information about him. For starters, in the play Juliet says, " Go ask his name._ If he be married, my grave is like to be my wedding bed." Juliet means she will rather die unmarried because she cannot love anyone else. This ironically foreshadows her death if she marries him. As things start getting rowdy at the Capulets, Tybalt feels that the only way he can keep himself from attacking Romeo is if he leaves himself. Although, he says a remark before leaving, " I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall. Now seeming sweet convert to bitter gall." The also foreshadow scenes to come since "gall" means something extremely bitter, poison.

In this play, young Juliet is set out by her family to marry Paris. Juliet is highly against this and tells her mother, "O, sweet my mother, cast me not away! Delay this marriage for a month; a week or, if you do not, make the bridal bed in that dim moment where Tybalt lies." Juliet uses the reference "where Tybalt lies" as foreshadowing and intentions to hurt her mother. Tybalt was one of her Mother 's favorite. Juliet pleads to not marry Paris, and she ironically pleads a foreshadow for the end of the
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