The Role Of Fate In Romeo And Juliet

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Jeth Bendo Ms. Guggenheimer English 9 Period 7 16 March 2018 Romeo and Juliet: How Fate Plays a Part in Their Lives Fate is a force that some believe can really take control of your life. Many also believe that fate is uncontrollable and that there is nothing you can do to stop it. Fate can be strong enough to drive you to certain decisions that can change your life negatively and positively. Just like In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Fate plays a role in the story by driving Romeo and Juliet to meet, to get married, and unfortunately perish at an early age. Fate leads Romeo and Juliet to meet each other. When Romeo and Juliet meet at the party, they were meant to be together, Juliet…show more content…
During the very beginning of the play, the chorus says “A pair of star crossed lovers take their life… Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife,” (1. Prologue. 6-8). Fate’s ultimate plan with Romeo and Juliet is really to have them die and solve the Montague and Capulet feud using Friar Laurance to hopefully have a better world without the feud going on. Before Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, Romeo said “O! I am Fortune’s fool!” (3.1.134). Romeo is saying that he is under fate’s control and he can’t do anything but follow what fate has in store for him. But, later on in the play when Romeo hears of Juliet’s death he exclaims “ Is it e’en so? Then I defy you, stars!” (Act 5, Scene 1, Line 24). Romeo’s attitude towards fate really changed as it exclaimed that he is under fate’s control and now he says that he will defy fate. Ultimately in Romeo’s attempt to defy fate, he died. It was really fate for Romeo and Juliet to meet an early end. Fate had a big impact in the play Romeo and Juliet as it drove them to meet each other, get married, and meet their early deaths. Fate can not only have a big impact on fictional characters, but it can definitely affect people in the real world. Fate has driven people to reach their dreams like becoming an Olympian, becoming an astronaut, or going to the NBA. Fate can have big positive or negative impacts on
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