Fate In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a story written and brought to life by William Shakespeare. It is referred to as one of the biggest misfortune story of its generation, and as well as our generation today. This is because a key theme in the play is ‘tragic fate’. Fate is frequently linked to something that happens out of a person’s control, despite their thoughts or feelings about it. In this play, Romeo and Juliet, ‘fate’ plays a foremost role (as if it is a character in the play itself); it works its way in out of the plot subtly, causing characters to make unwise choices and rash decisions. Thus, it drives the story forward. In its first address to the audience, the Chorus states that Romeo and Juliet are “star-crossed”—that is to say…show more content…
Words that were spoken in this play were often main sources of later concerns. For example, Romeo bluntly mentioned: “I fear, too early, for my mind misgive, some consequence yet hanging in the stars, shall bitterly begin his fearful date, with this night's revels, and expire the term, of a despisèd life closed in my breast, by some vile forfeit of untimely death.” (Act I, Scene IV, Lines: 113-118). This is a sample of what people say will affect them later in life. This quote means that from the very beginning, words have already been written in stone of what will happen in the end, regardless of what characters attempt to do to stop it. During the play, Romeo and Juliet attempt to do their best to make things better while also straining to make it out alive. But unfortunately, this was unsuccessful because fate still made them take their own lives. The Prologue stated by Chorus, mentions “an ill-fated couple” with the usage of part of the verse “star-crossed,” (which in literate translation means “against the stars.”) The quote: “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; whose misadventured piteous overthrows.” (Prologue, Act I, Lines: 3-7) is similarly an example of how words are very powerful and dangerous, as it gives perilous
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