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 two Star-Crossed lovers falling in love with each other, but fate is also responsible for their death. The characters responsible for Romeos and Juliet’s catastrophic end are fate, Lord and Lady Capulet, The Friar, and Romeo and Juliet. I believe that Juliet’s parents, Lord and Lady Capulet, are responsible for the catastrophic end of the two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. The reason Juliet’s parents are responsible for their daughter’s death is because Lord Capulet drove Juliet to do very harsh actions because he would not hear of it that Juliet was in love with a Montague, the family’s bitter enemy. When Juliet told her father she didn’t want to marry Paris he got really mad and these are the harsh words Lord Capulet says to his daughter “Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what… get thee to church on Thursday or never look me in the face! Speak not! Do not answer me!”(Act 3, scene 5, page 93). Another reason why I believe the Capulet’s are responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet is that Lord Capulet was forcing Juliet into a marriage when she was really in love with Romeo, and not Paris. Lord Capulet doesn’t even ask Juliet’s opinion about the arranged marriage. Lord Capulet says “Monday! Ha, ha! Well, Wednesday is too soon. On Thursday let it be! On Thursday, tell her, she shall be married to this noble earl (to Paris)” (Act 3 Scene 4, page 85-86). Lord Capulet plans Juliet’s wedding just two days after Tybalt’s death....
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