Fate Is to Blame for the Tragic Events in Romeo and Juliet

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Fate is to Blame for the Tragic Events in Romeo and Juliet.
Fate is defined as a force that predetermines events, it is the inevitable events that are destined by this force. Romeo and Juliet's fates were intertwined from the moment of their birth, their families driven by hate are punished when the two young lovers fall in love and take their own lives. If fate is real then there was nothing that anyone could have done to help these star-crossed lovers from their path. Although fate had made them follow the path it paved for them, it didn’t physically make them take their own lives, simply the implications of their actions that fate pushed upon them had influenced this decision. It could only be fate that made Romeo meet Juliet at Capulet’s Party, An illiterate servant of the Capulet's was sent to invite people on a list to a party that they were throwing, Romeo bumped into this servant who asked him to read the list, with Rosaline's name, which had Romeo agreeing to go to the party after the servant invited them. This sets everything up for the two lovers. Romeo intends to go to the party, to woo his old flame Rosaline but instead encounters Juliet. Memorized by her beauty, and her simply memorized by him. They fall instantly in love and infatuated with each other but when Juliet is called away, they both showed their grief when they learned that the other was from the opposite family. ‘My only love sprung from my only hate.’ was an expression that Juliet exclaimed. What were the chances of all of this happening to two loathed enemies? After stolen moments and kisses, they wed each other. The next day Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin Tybalt, Romeo kills him for revenge of his own kinsman Mercutio who had been slain by Tybalt. This results in Romeo being banished from Verona, in a way Romeo foreshadows his future when he exclaims “Hence banished is banished from the world, and world’s exile is death. Then ‘banished’ is death mistermed. Calling death ‘banished’.”...
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