Fate, for better or worse, interrupts everyone's daily life, whether he/she chooses to acknowledge it or not. Thinking about fate conjures up different feelings for different people; some people believe strongly in it, some people think of fate as ridiculous, and some do not care one way or the other. However, in many instances, such as in William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, far too many coincidences occur to be strictly coincidental. Fate creates a powerful effect throughout the entire play, starting in the prologue, continuing as Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love, and tragically ending in the lovers' deaths. In the prologue, Shakespeare makes it undoubtedly clear that Romeo and Juliet are subject to fate. The audience is first introduced to Shakespeare's ideas of fate when he describes Romeo and Juliet as "star-cross'd lovers" (I. Prologue. l. 6). Shakespeare chooses to refer to the lovers as being "star-cross'd", meaning that they are doomed from birth because of the position of the planets at that time. This conveys to the reader that no matter what actions Romeo and Juliet take during the course of the play, their destinies remain doomed. Farther along in the prologue, Shakespeare continues to interpolate fate into his play, referring to the love of Romeo and Juliet as "death-mark'd," (I. Prologue. l. 9) another word describing fate. By using this specific word, Shakespeare informs his audience that the love of Romeo and Juliet is destined to end in death. Because of the use of two very strong words describing fate, "star-crossed" and "death-marked," a reader easily sees that Romeo and Juliet possess little control over the events that eventually lead to their deaths. After the initial dose of fate in the prologue, Shakespeare continues to utilize fate as Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love. As Romeo and his cousin, Benvolio, stroll down a street near the Capulet's house (I. ii), an illiterate servant with a list of invitees to
Romeo and Juliet: Fate
Throughout Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet, fate manifests itself
causing the destruction of many lives. Fate drastically affects the lives of
Romeo, Juliet, and Tybalt throughout the tragedy. Destined to bump into the
servant, Romeo discovers the Capulets party. Romeo goes to find Rosaline at
Capulets party yet fate leads him to meet Juliet. He wants the outside power
that rules his life to "steerage [his] course and direct [his] sail" (Act 1,
Scene 5, Pg. 403)….
best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late.” - Daniel Defoe. Fate has always been something people feared, due to its unpredictability and ability to create catastrophe. In the ground breaking play of the century, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two star-crossed lovers die due to unfortunate circumstances. Romeo and Juliet’s deaths were products of fate’s evil plan, and can only be described as tragic.
Firstly, fate created an unwanted battle through….
Fate is the idea that something controls every aspect of our lives. Fate is around us all the time. Many believe it is our destiny. Fate can be negative or positive. One way to see how much fate affected the Shakespearean society is by using Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet has fate infused within the whole story. In Romeo and Juliet, fate caused many troubles of death, love, and life. In the Shakespearean society, fate played a huge role.
An example of fate in the Shakespearean….
Fate in Romeo and Juliet
Fate: An inevitable outcome determining how things come to be. Love: The strong affection between to people. These are two very powerful things that carry out through history and literature. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet fate and love are very powerful reoccurring motifs which shape the young lovers life. But when discussing this play a common question forms, why did these tragic misfortunes happen to this young couple? Romeo’s and Juliet’s infatuation for….
Required Writing number 4
Fate is when forces outside of your control that could make things happen. Fate could very well impact your life. An example of fate would be if you had something and you weren’t meant to have it fate could cause you to lose it. In the play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare the main theme of the play is fate. They fall in love with each other but the problem is their families don’t like each other, Romeo is a Montague and Juliet’s a Capulet. Fate is responsible for the….
Fate in Romeo and Juliet
Summary: An essay about fate and it's role in the lives of Romeo and Juliet. Written by William Shakespeare.
One of the main themes and significant factors in Romeo and Juliet is fate. This indicates that Romeo and Juliet's life could be influenced by some power other than of their wills. During Shakespeare's time most Elizabethans believed in fate and it shows particularly in Romeo and Juliet.
Fate is a power that predetermines events in your life and is unchangeable. It….
In the beginning of the novel fate has been a big part of this play even this quote will explain why; “A pair of star crossed lovers,” (line 6). Since the start of the play called Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet were destined to die. Throughout each act and scene, from constant foreshadowing, even Romeo and Juliet probably even knew their tragic fate. As much as Romeo and Juliet wanted to be together, all their efforts and the efforts of others were….
their parent's rage, / Which, but their children's end, naught could remove " -The Prologue, Romeo and Juliet (by William Shakespeare).
Fate plays a major role in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The prologue describes Romeo's and Juliet's fate, which we see come up many times later on in the play. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet unwittingly realize they cannot exist in such reality and that a tragic fate awaits them. The two families, the Montagues and the Capulets continue being rivals all the….
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Fate Conquers All
Throughout history it has been argued whether or not humans live with a pre-determined fate or a life of choice. This is affected by religion as well as self-developed ideas. This is an overall idea that William Shakespeare addresses in his play, The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. In his play Shakespeare gives the reader the overall idea that the choices Romeo and Juliet make are what get them killed. It appears….
Fate: the course of someone's life, or the outcome of a particular situation for someone or something, seen as beyond their control. This is exactly what determines Romeo and Juliet’s beginning and end. The play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is about two young lovers in Verona, from opposing families, whose passion to be together against all odds, leads to their demise. Shakespeare introduces their relationship as “A pair of star-crossed lovers” (Prologue.1.6) which….