Thesis Of Fate In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Former French Military Leader, Napoleon I, outlined the basis of fate, a topic that many people cannot wrap their heads around. He once stated, “Our hour is marked, and no one can claim a moment of life beyond what fate has predestined”. Life is started by being born, and over from death. We never know exactly when we are born or when we die. Even though these two important aspects of life are destined to happen, what occured in between cannot change the outcome. Even critical decisions that can change the present will not be able to alter what occured at the end. Trying to change the present put in front of them can occur, but not the initial destined death. Even characters in popular works suffered through the same situation. In the prominent play by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, two young adults tried to escape what they believe fate was setting them up to suffer. They both tried to change the future by many impulsive decisions that did not help them escape reality. Not being able to change their outcomes, they committed suicide from a hurried relationship. The author of the play, Shakespeare, used indications of what might have occurred and the character’s dialogue to convey no matter what actions are taken, their tragic outcomes are destined to have occurred from the beginning.
In the Prologue and Act I of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, foreshadowing was used to explain that the lovers’ outcomes were destined from the beginning, with little knowledge of what
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