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Theme Of Foolishness In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous pieces written by William Shakespeare, which it’s theme is based on fate and foolishness. According to the evidence found through the text, Shakespeare makes it seem that Romeo and Juliet’s death was brought by fate and condition, though as well by foolishness. By analyzing the prologues, Romeo’s foreshadow in Act I and Juliet and Friar’s understanding of foolish behavior will bolster the author’s portrayal that their deaths was beyond their power. Even if they contributed to it with some foolishness, it was ultimately a matter of pure fate.
In both the prologues of Act I and II, Shakespeare introduces Romeo and Juliet to the reader as star-crossed lovers and who will die, “A pair of star-crossed lovers
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Romeo and Juliet’s love is immoderate, resulting it to being a virtue, not a vice. Friar is referring to Romeo that when life gives you good things, use it for the good, and that Romeo and Juliet’s fate would not happen if the two did not continue with their foolishness. Later on in the second scene of Act II, Juliet brings up how she thinks her and Romeo are moving too fast and everything is too sudden. Because of that, she says how she believes their love is foolish. There is a time where Juliet asks the nurse who Romeo was and the Nurse responds that he is a Montague. Then Juliet has a moment like Romeo had where she foreshadows both of their deaths. She also uses a metaphor of a flower bud which is supposed to stand for her and Romeo’s love, and that it has not fully bloomed yet. “It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden,- Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be- Ere one can say “It lightens.” Sweet, good night.- This bud of love, by- summer’s ripening breath,- May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.” (Act II-ii-118-122). Juliet is saying that next time they meet, their love will be a beautiful flower, not a small bud. What Juliet says may be foreshadowing her and Romeo’s death in a faint
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