Fated Death In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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The chorus opening Romeo and Juliet is a sonnet telling the story of intertwined lovers steeped in fated death. Through their deaths a resolution to their family’s grudge arises. “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life; / Doth with their death bury their parents strife. / (R+J, )” Death is often in close proximity to life in Shakespeare 's tragedies. putting audiences on edge through the plots tantalizing tension. The plays become almost comedic or thrown into disarray. For Romeo, being in love with Rosaline is a living death, “Do I live dead that live to tell it now. / (R+J, I.II.223)” Once he encounters Juliet, Romeo has with an old love’s death renewed his love and life. Unknown to them both, falling in love with each other means dying. …show more content…
/ (R+J, I.V.106-111)” Romeo connects his dream with the reality before him, not knowing his dreaming does foreshadow death. The chorus re-enters speaking of the death of Romeos old love only to be hit by a fervent love that will overpower rationality which initiates the play 's tragic spiral downward. Because the two lovers have abandoned their families and proclaim to live for one another alone they, “revolt from true birth, stumbling on abuse. / Virtue itself turns vice...And vice sometime’s by action

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