Essay On Fate In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, The tragedy, and death of Romeo and Juliet consists of many components. During their relationship, there are an abundance of different micro-causes that eventually lead to the death of the young couple. It is fate that brings Romeo and Juliet together at their first meeting at the Capulet party, but it is also the same fate that splits them up, and causes their ultimate death. While at the Capulet’s party, Romeo notices Juliet from across the hall, and is instantly awe-struck. Upon seeing her, his love for Rosaline is obliterated, and he instantly regrets not wanting to go to the party. “If I profane with my unworthiest hand, this holy shrine, this gentle sin is this: My lip, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.”(1.5.91-94) Of course the entire reason for Romeo and his friends attendance of the party was caused by the…show more content…
After Juliet is pronounced dead, the Friar takes her body into the Capulet tomb, and leaves her there until Romeo should find her. Unaware of the secret plan, Romeo enters the tomb, and finds her body, still and cold. “Here’s to my love. O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.”(5.3.119-120) After seeing her body, Romeo decides to take his own life by drinking a vial of poison. Only seconds after, Friar Laurence enters the tomb, and Juliet suddenly begins to regain consciousness. “Romeo! Oh, pale! Who else? What, Paris too? And steeped in blood? Ah, what an unkind hour is guilty of this lamentable chance! The lady stirs.” (5.3.144-148) Juliet wakes up to find her husband, deceased as of only a few seconds ago, lying next to her. It is fate that causes Romeo to take his own life, and fate that causes Juliet to wake up mere seconds after Romeo

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