Role Of Fate In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Fate Essay What is fate and why does Shakespeare use fate? Fate is the development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. William Shakespeare uses fate to drive the plot of the story where this event drives to another. How does fate drive the story of Romeo and Juliet? First, Did fate cause two enemies to fall in love, did fate cause Friar Lawrence to go against better judgement and secretly marry Romeo and Juliet, did Romeo has a dream that if he goes to the Capulet’s party something bad will happen, then Juliet proclaims that she has an “ill-divining soul!” and her vision of Romeo’s death, and last but not least, the tragic twist of fate caused Romeo to miss Balthasar’s message…show more content…
Fate is driving the story if you see, because he goes to the party and meets Juliet there. If he had not gone to the party, then he wouldn’t have known about Juliet’s existence or he would have know her as an enemy.. This supports the thesis because some outside force had compelled him to go despite the warnings. This is driven by fate, because if he didn’t go and meet Juliet, Mercutio wouldn’t have died, he wouldn’t have died, he would have never gotten banished, Tybalt would have alive, and lastly the family feud would have been still going on. Then, there is the one when Juliet says “O God, I have an ill-divining soul. Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low. As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.” (Act III Scene V Page 3) She has a dream of Romeo dead in a tomb and asks him to stay. Juliet means that she has a premonition of Romeo's death. This is a example of fate and foreshadowing, because he leaves Juliet and goes on and later he dies in the tomb. This supports the thesis, because this dream foreshadows Romeo’s death, and Romeo even knowing that Juliet had a dream of him dying, he ignores
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