Fatal Flaws of Romeo and Juliet

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Fate works in mysterious ways, everyone makes choices out of their own free will which affects their

life at that time, but little do they know that it will ultimately lead to their pre- determined fate. In the

play of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, fate controls the

character by using their fatal flaws against them, Romeo's fatal flaw is his impetuousness,

Juliet’s fatal flaw is her impulsiveness, and Friar Lawrence's fatal flaw is that he is blinded

by his goal to bring peace to Verona.

Fate used Romeos fatal flaw of impetuousness in act 1 scene 4, Romeo reads out a guest list for a

Capulet servant, but decides to go to the party himself, knowing the Capulet’s are his enemy and it

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If Romeo wasn't

so impetuous he could have pieced it all together, or at the very least stop to say a prayer or think

about what he's doing, and the friar would have shown up in time and would have stopped this


Fate used Juliet’s fatal flaw of impulsiveness to control her life. When fate used Juliet’s

impulsiveness to drive her to disown everything she loves for Romeo, someone who she has known

for less than a week. If she was less impulsive she could have seen what she was doing was illogical

and impulsive. "Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,/And I'll no longer be a Capulet" (2.2. 35-

36) the importance of this quote is that this is where fate uses Juliet’s impulsiveness to throw

away her entire life, values, and family for someone that she has known for less than a week. If

Juliet wasn't as impulsive she would have seen that she has her entire life ahead of her. If she

hadn't have impulsively chosen Romeo over everything she loved and valued, this entire tragedy

could have been avoided. In addition to my previous point Point #2: fate has taken full advantage of

young Juliet’s impulsiveness, to make her kill herself at the tender age of
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