Romeo And Juliet Death Essay

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Fate is a powerful thing, people see have fate in many movies such as Final Destination, where death is unstoppable. Every decision and action made by the characters can be fated by the universe. William Shakespeare clearly shows fate in this play Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare uses foreshadowing to illustrate the idea of predetermined death. Others may say that the feud and Paris are responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet but it’s clear that fate is responsible.
Fate is repeated throughout the book making it unquestionable for Romeo and Juliet’s death. Since the beginning, Romeo and Juliet were being hinted that they are fated to die. When the Capulets were throwing a ball, Mercutio tried to persuade Romeo to attend so he can stop
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At one point Romeo even says, “This doth not so, for she divideth us” (act 3 scene 5 line 20). After they realized it was morning Romeo and Juliet look at each other and Juliet says “ Thou art so low as one dead in the bottom of a tomb” (Act 3 scene 5 lines 55-56). Shakespeare is foreshadowing that next time the two lovers see each other, they will both be dead. Even if they are trying to ignore their fate they are unable to because fate is already had taken its route. Others may say that that Friar Lawrence is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death because he married them knowing the damage and controversy it would cause both families. However, each character was destined to make the decision they made so it can lead to Romeo and Juliet’s death. Fate is an inevitable force in Romeo and Juliet showing that Friar Lawrence was just playing his part in the play. At the end of the play when Juliet found Romeo dead she asked the Friar what happened and he explained that “A greater power than we can contradict hath thwarted our intents” (Act5 scene3 lines 15-154). The Friar refers to a high power that no one has control over. This “high power” he speaks of is fate, through the curse if fate is also the reason the Friar couldn't make it on time. This is not the Friar fault it’s destiny. Fate has no
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