Romeo And Juliet Fate

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“The 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 the actions of Romeo’s friend, Mercutio. When Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt due to his recent marriage into the Capulet family, Mercutio is angered at Romeo’s cowardliness, and fights Tybalt himself.
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However, Romeo cannot control his friend’s actions, and was caught in a battle he did not want to be in, as stated by Benvolio. “Tybalt, here slain, whom Romeo’s hand did slay./ Romeo, that spoke him fair, bid him bethink/ How nice the quarrel was and urged withal…” (III.I.160-162) Romeo later states, “O, I am Fortune’s fool!” (III.I.142), which sdlkfj that fate led him into this battle, causing him to be banished and leading to the escape plan that killed both him and Juliet. Secondly, fate rushed Romeo and Juliet’s escape plan. When the wedding day between Juliet and Paris is moved up, Juliet’s escape plan with Romeo must be carried out a day early. “Send for the County, go tell him of this./ I’ll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning” (IV.II.24-25). Due to fate, the escape plan was rushed and executed poorly. With one extra day, perhaps Romeo could have received the message, and known about her fake poison. This would have prevented both of their suicides. Even though Juliet thought the plan would succeed, fate caused a few fatal flaws to emerge, leading to Romeo and Juliet’s

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