The Effect Of Fate In Romeo And Juliet

In William Shakespeare 's play, Romeo and Juliet, fate has a major effect on the characters to put them into an animated state. The tragedies in Romeo and Juliet are directly caused by fate. In the play where Romeo and Juliet first meet is a main priority to their deaths. Fate says through the chorus, "In fair Verona, where we lay our scene... A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life."(prologue, 2-6). These lines undoubtedly say that fate is the cause of the couple 's tragedy. Shakespeare puts characters in the right places at the right time, thus is fate. The servant asks Romeo, "I pray, can you read anything you see?"(1.2.60). Fate brings the servant to Romeo to read the letter, which will later bring Romeo to Juliet. The servant, not aware that Romeo is a Montague, informs Romeo of …show more content…
Fate, able to determine the future of the two lovers, is the reason for the first meeting, as well as the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Fate determined that Romeo would instantly fall in love with Juliet. When Romeo first encounters Juliet, he is astounded by her looks, although she is indeed a Capulet. He says "O dear account! My life is my foe 's debt"(1.5.118). Fate is now setting Romeo and Juliet up for a death trap. Since Romeo and Juliet are from households that have had ancient grudges, their parents forbid them to see each other. Fate, knowing this love shall be forbidden, brings the two closer, and Juliet has no other choice but to fall in love with Romeo. When Juliet is informed by her nurse that Romeo is a Montague, she says, "My only love, sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love, it is to me / That I must love a loathed enemy."(1.5.137-140). Fate also allows the letter from Friar Lawrence to Romeo not to be delivered, and Romeo received false information from Balthasar. This leads him to think Juliet is dead, but without knowing the plan of Friar Lawrence, he doesn 't know

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