Is it a decision or is it fate? In Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare there were a lot of bad decisions that led to the ultimate tragedy of Romeo and Juliet 's suicide, but fate in Romeo and Juliet was them seeing each other at the party and falling in love at first sight. Fate might have a way in our life, but you make those decisions that might not be good. It can be argued that was fate the caused the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. For example, If capulet 's servant could have read the invitation list Romeo would have never found out about the ball and never would 've met Juliet.
Humans are an extremely inquisitive species. We seek answers to any question we have. From the simplest of inquiries to those that are far beyond our comprehension. And this essay asks one of the greatest unanswered questions in existence, does fate or free will dictate our lives and the lives of the characters in Romeo and Juliet. But, before we can even consider this we have to understand what fate and free will are.
Throughout the entire play, accidental miscommunications lead to miscommunications. But these ‘mistakes’ are actually something greater—they are a manifestation of fate. We know from the prologue that Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed, thats is, they are doomed to bad luck, and that they are fated to take their lives. When Friar Lawrence sends a letter to a banished Romeo, this fate they share causes the letter to never leave Verona at all. The messenger, Friar John, tells Friar Lawrence that “I could not send it—here it is again— (gives FRIAR LAWRENCE a letter) Nor get a messenger to bring it thee,”(Shakespeare, V.ii.14-16).
In the story “Holes” by Louis Sachar shows an example fate because a character named Stanley Yelnats whole family was born with bad luck. “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Lesson Before Dying” share one thing which is that they have problems that they can’t control. The book “Holes” shows that Stanley was born with a curse to have bad luck. Fate is a series of uncontrollable events that cause death.
Throughout everyone's life, decisions are made using free will. But in the end, fate is what determines the outcome of everything. In the book Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, there are decisions made by the characters using their free will, but no decisions could’ve stopped the tragedy of there love. All of the events leading up to Romeo and Juliet's death were not caused by free will, but they were caused by fate.
Fate Overcomes All Fate, the belief that a person’s destiny is set in advance, is something that people believe is possible or believe it is not possible. Although some may not believe in it, they must admit that it dates to almost the beginning of time. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet, show how the power of fate can overcome all and the doubt of others, that are at odds with the belief in the power of fate. People have the power to change their fate by changes people make in their lives, although their destiny cannot undergo changes.
Free-will is the natural instinct to do as you feel. Fate is the journey that is planned out for you and the rest of your life. Oedipus Rex and Revenge of the Sith, show recognition to the debate on fate vs free-will. ‘Who followed their fate?”, “Did Oedipus and Anakin follow their imaginations instead of their realities?” The impact of these stories show that fate is a stronger force than free-will.
In the play, “Romeo and Juliet”, by William Shakespeare, the power of fate is an important theme. In Shakespeare’s time, people believed that everything was inevitable and could not be controlled. Shakespeare demonstrates the power of fate in a few different places in the plot. These include: Romeo and Juliet meeting, Juliet drinking the vial given to her, and Friar John being unable to deliver the message to Romeo. All of these events are important to the story line, and they each allow fate to play its role.
Romeo and Juliet Is love and fate inevitable? The play Romeo & Juliet is a romantic story of two unfortunate people. Throughout this book and play, it is not hard to tell. Both of the characters convey a very strong emotion for each other -- love. Throughout the story there are many examples of things that they would do for each other in the name of love.