After disputing over the fact Romeo is envious and has to quit whining Benvolio convinces Romeo to tag along. Shakespeare uses a series of hinting to the final result. For example, Romeo announces, “I fear too early, for my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars” (act 1, scene 4, lines 113-118), meaning he feels something is destined to happen. Shakespeare showing again the idea of an unchangeable fate when Romeo falls in love
Death is the last thing on a parent’s mind about their children. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a story about two young lovers who kill themselves in order to be with each other through life and death. Although the two lovers killed themselves for love, who exactly encouraged their deaths? There are a few suspects for such a crime, such as the parents/families themselves, Romeo's father structure, Friar Lawrence, or maybe even Juliet. Whoever it is there is yet another suspect that stands out much more and that is Fate.
One of the most asked questions about the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is “Who is to blame for the untimely deaths of these young lovers?”. The play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is filled with very influential emotions. The tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet were brought about by many characters such as Lord Capulet, fate and a feud between two families. One of the most substantial characters in Romeo and Juliet is fate. There are many times where Shakespeare leads us to believe that fate is involved with the hapless deaths of Juliet and Romeo.
Unhappy fortune! (Doc E).” Then Fate blamed when things go and went wrong, such as when Romeo received news of Juliet from his servant, Balthasar saying that Juliet’s body sleeps in the Capulet’s monument and Romeo replies, “Is it even so? Then I defy you, stars! (Doc E).”
Romeo and Juliet's meeting was only the beginning of their woeful tale. Fate is to blame for how madly they fell in love with each other, and it was also fate that quarantined Friar John and prevented the delivery of the letter. The letter that could easily have saved both the teens’ lives. Fate played a big part in the death of Romeo and Juliet, and because of it, their death was
Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet speak about their deaths in an unlikely manner. Furthermore, when Romeo and Juliet depend on fate, fate betrays them. Fate’s part in Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is most to blame for the problems leading up to the tragedy. In the prologue, Shakespeare establishes the role of fate.
As one reads Romeo and Juliet they come across the famous quote, “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life (Prologue)” there is no way to argue that Romeo and Juliet were not meant to die if it’s given to the reader in the begging. When dramatic irony is said in the story by a character it always connects with the prologue. Fate is imprinted in Romeo and Juliet is in the prologue as well says “The fearful passage of their death-marked love (Prologue)”
Ah me! How sweet is love itself possessed”(5.1.6-10)This is also foreshadowing because Romeo says that he dreamt that Juliet found him dead. ( At the end of the play) Romeo drinks the poison so he and his love can “die together” as we all know Juliet was never dead. Juliet was pretending to die so she could be with Romeo but because of their fate they died with never getting to a deeper relationship past the four days. Romeo and Juliet were fighting against their fate but at the end the learn that when it come to fate it can never be
Romeo finding out that Juliet is “dead” ruins Friar Laurence's plan. Third of all Romeo killing himself. When Romeo sees Juliet “dead” in the Capulet tomb, Romeo mentions his sadness by mentioning, “A dateless bargain to engrossing death! Come, bitter conduct; come, unsavory guide! Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on The dashing rocks thy seasick weary bark!
The lovers were destined to fall in love and die, and they were of houses that had been cursed by a dying Mercutio. The hurried time span of the story forced all of the events to happen much too quickly for the characters to be able to make reasonable decisions. The numerous times the characters were put into coincidental situations led to a series of events that concluded with the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. For all of these reasons, the blame of who caused the deaths of the star-crossed Romeo and Juliet can be put on no one other than Fate. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is another reminder of the fact that we are all powerless to Fate when the courses of our lives have been
The theme of Fate vs. Free Will is dominant in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; however the theme of fate is more significant than free will. In the play both Romeo and Juliet meeting was contributed by fate as Shakespeare mentioned in the prologue that Romeo and Juliet were star-crossed lovers that were meant to meet, fall in love and their death would be the reason for the feud to end between the two families. Fate was the reason Capulet’s servant asked Romeo and Benvolio to help him read the invitation for him that contained all the names of the people that were invited to the ball Capulet hosted. “…If you be not of the house of Montagues, I pray come and crush a cup of wine.
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves”, is a quote by the man himself, William Shakespeare, concerning human responsibility, otherwise known as the capability of completing an obligation, or duty sufficiently. These commitments or duties play a role in how a situation will play out, and dictate the consequences that follow. The choices made from the beginning to the end in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are all examples of how people’s decisions, primarily those of Tybalt, Mercutio and Friar Lawrence, lead to a heartbreaking fallout. The pressure and burden weighing down the young lovers ultimately overwhelms them, causing an expeditious chain reaction. The influences behind each character’s ill-considered judgments,
’s free will? In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the use of free will throughout the play would give Romeo and Juliet a one way ticket to their deaths. Their “fate” was determined by events that could have been prevented by some people’s decisions. Romeo and Juliet led towards the path of death because of their own choices! Times in the play when the characters use their free will include Tybalt’s decision to fight Mercutio, the Prince ordering Romeo to be banished (instead of being executed), and, Juliet’s decision to disobey her parents to marry Romeo.
Star Crossed Lovers In Romeo and Juliet their are not many events that are coincidental. Romeo and Juliet are the result of pre-determined destiny. Some people compare pre-determined to fate, this means people can not change things. The two teens could not control which families they were born into. The Montague's and the Capuley's have been enemies for some time.
Though the characters in the play seem to believe and to be completely convinced that something greater, such as “fate,” is controlling them, they only choose to do so since they do not want to take responsibility for the actions they have done. Throughout the play, Shakespeare argues between fate and free will acting upon the characters. Early in the play, the chorus immediately introduces the readers to a pair of “star-crossed lovers,” who later take their lives as quoted in the Prologue. The role of fate in the play is described to the reader as a “greater power” that’s complied within the characters and that is out of their reach and already “written in the stars.”