Essay On Fate In Romeo And Juliet

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In William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ it was clear that the theme of love and fate was conquered throughout the play; which then determined the star-crossed lovers’ deaths. Actions shape and define who people are. This is seen in the play although, it is impossible to argue if fate and destiny are something tangible and visible to the eye. However, if it were to exist there would be nothing wrong in saying that it is one’s actions that will then determine fate. While Romeo and Juliet are responsible for their deaths because of their love for each other, fate does play a significant role as well. Amongst many other circumstances, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse in this play may also be to blame for the death of the star-crossed lovers. The …show more content…
People during the Shakespearean times compared to today’s society have different thoughts, feelings and behaviours. In Act V, Scene III, Juliet states, ‘I will kiss thy lips; Haply some poison yet doth hang on them // To make me die with a restorative’. Juliet says this because she wishes to lay in peace with Romeo, and by doing this, she kisses Romeo’s lips, hoping that some poison may still be clinging on to them. Too infatuated by that fact that her lover is deceased, Juliet takes Romeo’s dagger and kills herself with it. This is a harder method than taking in poison because killing one’s self with a dagger takes more control. ‘This is thy sheath; there rest, and let me die.’ When saying this, Juliet means that her chest is a resting place for the dagger and it fits there perfectly. Juliet kills herself because she too, cannot live without her …show more content…
This is false. The story of Romeo and Juliet is not purely based on love, but rather the tragedy of their deaths. They died because of love and because of each other. Fate is important in the play but had little to do with it. It is the actions of the people that cause the tragic ending to happen. Friar Lawrence who acted as Romeo’s father figure and the Nurse who acted as Juliet’s mother figure also played a significant part in the play as they are to also blame for the star-crossed lover’s deaths. However, the main cause of the eternal sleep of Romeo and Juliet is the love that they share for each other. William Shakespeare’s reason as to writing this novel is interpreted as the young innocence lost because of the on-going feud between the two families, keeping both Romeo and Juliet apart. ‘For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her

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