What Is The Relationship Between Lady Capulet And Juliet
Fate comes into play at least once in the play and has an effect on the whole outcome of the play. When Friar Laurence is trying to deliver the letter to Romeo explaining of his plan for him and Juliet to run away safely, the letter does not reach him as there is a plague in the city. Romeo therefore thinks that Juliet is actually dead as he is told by his kinsmen Balthasar. The letter would contain the information to tell Romeo that Juliet isn't really dead and it is all part of the Friar's cunning plan. This is the main time when fate comes into play which affects greatly the eventual deaths, as this went on to Romeo committing suicide. I think that the opening Prologue suggests that fate will have a large role in the play as, according to the Chorus, Romeo and Juliet are "star-crossed" (as if stars control their destinies) and their love is "mark'd" by "death." The Chorus also suggests that Romeo and Juliet were destined for tragedy the moment they sprang from their parents' "fatal loins", in other words, they were doomed from birth. We are led to believe that Romeo and Juliet don't have a chance of surviving.
All in all, I think that Friar Laurence is most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. He could have stopped it there and then, but chose not to. There are other people to blame as well, like Lord Capulet for putting Juliet under unnecessary pressure and probably making her very stressed, or it could all boil down to Mercutio taking Romeo to the Capulet ball in the first place. But overall I think Friar Laurence is most to