Essay On Fate In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In the play of William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, the two main characters suicide after one thought that the other one was dead but wasn’t. Romeo saw Juliet lying inside the tomb, but she didn't die she was just under a death-like potion to make her look dead. Romeo took a poison so he kills himself like he can’t live without his wife Juliet and while he drinks the poison, Juliet starts waking up from the potion but it was too late. As said before Romeo can’t live without Juliet the same way is with Juliet she can’t live without Romeo, so she stabs herself right there. Romeo and Juliet’s death was not each other decision it was destined to happen, so their death was fate and not free will based on the evidence found in the play. Fate is …show more content…
She is also saying that she don’t know when is the next time they see each other if it's maybe in a tomb.”O God, I have an ill-divining soul!Methinks I see thee, now thou art below, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.Either my eyesight fails, or thou look'st pale”.(3.5.51-57). Juliet was saying “Ill-divining soul” she is stating that she has a premonition of Romeo’s death. At this moment is when Romeo is heading out to Mantua because he was exiled of Verona. Juliet tells him that they don’t know when will be the next time they see each other again or if it's maybe inside a tomb which is where they see each other for the next time, but Romeo is dead when Juliet sees him. Juliet says that she will stab herself when she sees Romeo lying dead inside the tomb with her. She will use Romeo’s dagger to stab herself. “O happy dagger, This is thy sheath. There rust and let me die”.(5.3.183-183). Juliet is about to stab herself, and most people will believe that is entirely free will, but it depends on the way you look at it. When Romeo was exiled from Verona Juliet was already planning on stabbing herself. If it wasn’t for Friar Lawrence giving her the potion she will have stab herself. This is saying that it was already destined she was going to die with a dagger inside her chest no matter what …show more content…
You can see fate since the start when Romeo is talking about his bad feeling about the “date” and something about hanging stars which are referring to suicide.Then with Juliet talking about her “Ill-divining soul” stating there will be something happening with the next time she will see Romeo and her stabbing herself with a knife just at the end.The last evidence found was about the friars giving the potion and the letter never got to Romeo and that caused the death of both of them. Romeo & Juliet’s death was fate, and just by reading all the evidence in this paper you can tell why this

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