Death And Love In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Death and love seem to be total opposites of each other. One represents the beginning of a new story, and it is sweet and pure. The other represents the ending of a story and in many people 's opinions represents a dark and significant force. However, there is an invisible force that connects them. Fate is a line connects all aspects of life and shows how everything is merely a piece of a larger puzzle. In many literature pieces, fate is a force that the authors will use to explain the sequence of events throughout the story and is an aspect of everyday life. In the play of Romeo and Juliet, the characters frequently talk about how death seems to be a constant and how the beginning entirely foretells it. From the very beginning of the show, …show more content…

The play begins the Chorus by setting the scene. They explain how in the city of Verona, Italy there are two warring noble families. These two families have been at war for a long time, and how their children will fall in love against their parent 's wishes. "A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;…/ The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love" (I.Prologue.6-9). These are two of the most important lines of this prologue. The reason these lines are so essential is that they show the ending and the hopelessness of the story. From the beginning of the play, Shakespeare is explaining that no matter what the audience is thinking or wanting to do the story cannot be fixed. That no matter what the story cannot and will not change. The characters are merely the chess pieces that are stuck in the bigger picture. The lines also show how their love was destined to fail from the very beginning. In the second act, the prologue ends with: "But passion lends them power, time means, to meet,/Tempering extremities with extreme sweet" (II.Prologue.13-14). These lines also add to the ideas that they are clinging to the sweetness of their love only to have it brutally ripped away from them. These lines continue the idea that no matter what the characters do or change about themselves they cannot change their

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