Essay on Romeo and Juliet Fate or Free Will

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Romeo and Juliet, Fate or Free will?

The story of Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale of love and hate. The story ends in conflict and controversy because of their families and other outside forces in which fate was a factor. The "Star Crossed Lovers" death was caused by free will and blinding love, this was a significant turning point in the book because Romeo was banished. As the story goes on characters such as Tybalt and Mercutio set off a spin of events eventually ending in the death of the beloved Romeo and Juliet.

While Romeo and Juliet hid their love, more plain to see was turmoil and conflict between the Capulet's and the Montague's. More specifically, Tybalt and Mercutio got into a brawl about Romeo going uninvited to
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This excerpt from Romeo and Juliet is a scene between Romeo and Tybalt after they discover that Mercutio was murdered. Romeo is challenging Tybalt to an affray which someone must die in respect to Mercutio. Either him or Tylbalt, someone had to pay. This intuition that Romeo had was not magically brought upon him. It was instinct to Romeo that he must get Tybalt back in return for his friend. Romeo will soon regret this decision because he kills Tybalt and runs to Friar Lawrence's cabin where he mourns for what he did. He just killed Juliet's cousin right after he was married! Soon after Romeo kills Tybalt, officers come and find the bodies of the two men lying there. The prince gets involved and Romeo is to suffer consequences. "Immediately we do exile him hence./ I have an interest in your hearts' receding:/ My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding;" (III, i, 179-181). The prince is telling the town that Romeo is to be exiled and banishéd from Verona right away. Romeo's friends and family are devastated. Romeo could have escaped this fray if he would have used common sense and not just went and killed someone for no reason. If he would have just let this be then maybe Tybalt would be in exile and Romeo and

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