Fate By William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Fate is merely an idea; “the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed” (Dictionary.com). Evidently, fate is an empty word; filled with ideas and pretty words, but it’s blurry and can’t come to a conclusion. We created this idea to explain the consequences of our actions and for the longest time, we argued for fate. However, whether fate is real or not, it’s not an aspect we can rely on, unlike our character which is stable and real. Our character governs the way we choose to see the world and what we will do. Individuals have the ability to choose their actions, which are influenced by society’s standards, which are influenced by the people, who are influenced by their character. Within William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, many have argued that fate has played an enormous role. However, it is through their character, consequences and society’s standards that decide the circumstances of Romeo and Juliet.
Character is “the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing” (Dictionary.com). In other words, character is similar to why we don’t call a lake an ocean. Even though both are beautiful, made of water and contain fish, their beauties are different; the way one body of water reacts to a storm, the different types of fish, the size, the taste, the sound, none are the same. Our character governs the way we see the world and the way we act. No matter who tries to influence us into…

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