"From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star crossed lovers
take their life." Romeo and Juliet's death was a result of many misfortunes, but
they were mostly victims of the society in which they live, malignant fate, and
there own passions.
Romeo and Juliet are members of two families that are each others two biggest
enemies, there both rich families and with that comes expectations that you are
expected to live up to. If something was done incorrectly or a wrongful action
was taken, the consequences for that action might be different from a person who
was not as rich, because people look up to the Capulet's and the Montague's and
will more likely follow them, and want to be like them more then a poorer person.
Therefore Romeo and Juliet are influenced by this and marriage with a member of
the enemy could result in being looked down upon in your family, cause even more
anarchy between the two families or possibly banishment from your house. They
are victims of this because if their families did know of this marriage, they
would have had no reason to cover up or hide anything, and there would have
possibly been peace between the two families.
Evil fate played a major role in the lives of Romeo and Juliet because of all
the things that could have happened differently, the events that transpired just
didn't flow in their direction. A few of the malignant fate situations were the
servant asking Romeo to read the invitation list and inviting them to the party
where the star-crossed lovers meet and fall in love, they are discovered by
Tybalt and he is furious, he consults Lord Capulet, but he says let them stay.
Later, Tybalt decides to take matters into his own hands and picks a fight with
Romeo, but Romeo backs down and Mercutio steps up to fight Tybalt. They fight
and Tybalt kills Mercutio, this results in Romeo losing his temper. Avenging
Mercutio, Romeo slays Tybalt and is banished from Verona, he hides in Mantua... [continues]
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