The Theme Of Fate In Romeo And Juliet

Fate is the development of events beyond a person's control, as determined by a supernatural power. Two young lovers were destined with a fate that caused a terrible end to their lives, and with their destiny they brought death to the ones around them. In the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two teenagers from feuding families hide their forbidden love. After Romeo and Juliet marry in secret, Romeo is banished for taking the life of Juliet’s cousin, and a new man had been arranged to wed Juliet. In the end, their rash actions led to their suicides to join each other in death. Fate plays a major role in the play, and Romeo and Juliet’s fate doomed their love. Romeo and Juliet were brought together by coincidence. Their fate was …show more content…
I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o'both your houses! 'Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse, a cat, to scratch a man to death! A braggart, a rogue, a villain that fights by the book of arithmetic!
Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm. (3.1.85-90)
As Mercutio dies, he yells out that he believes that fate did not cause his death, and that the effects of the Montague-Capulet family feud. However, it was he who offered to fight for Romeo, so some may think that it was his fate to die for Romeo. Looking for revenge for killing Mercutio, Romeo kills Tybalt. If it were not for Romeo’s attendance at a rival party, both Mercutio and Tybalt would have still been alive. Paris was another victim to Romeo and Juliet’s fate. When Romeo thought that Juliet was dead, he went to the tomb to see her. Seeing Romeo enter the tomb, Paris thought that Romeo was trying to defile the Capulet bodies inside, so he went after him. Romeo killed Paris, and laid him down next to Juliet, per Paris’ request. As a result of Romeo and Juliet trying to defy their fates, another man was killed. Although the lovers destiny caused misfortune in many situations, their fated death brought an end to the Capulet-Montague feud, which insured peace between all of the families in Verona. Romeo and Juliet’s fate brought tragedy to not only themselves, but the other characters in the

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