Romeo and Juliet Fate or Free Will

797 WordsJun 20, 20124 Pages
Romeo and Juliet, Fate or Free will? The story of Romeo and Juliet is a tragic tale of love and hate. The story ends in conflict and controversy because of their families and other outside forces in which fate was a factor. The "Star Crossed Lovers" death was caused by free will and blinding love, this was a significant turning point in the book because Romeo was banished. As the story goes on characters such as Tybalt and Mercutio set off a spin of events eventually ending in the death of the beloved Romeo and Juliet. While Romeo and Juliet hid their love, more plain to see was turmoil and conflict between the Capulet's and the Montague's. More specifically, Tybalt and Mercutio got into a brawl about Romeo going uninvited to…show more content…
Romeo and Juliet could have escaped death very easily. It wasn't fate that they died and it wasn't one specific persons fault. It was the bad judgement of many people such as Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, the Prince, and Mercutio. Mercutio's problem was getting into Romeo's business with Tybalt, the entire fray could have been stopped if it wasn't for that. Each persons individual fights and inadequate choices could have been avoided if they were to only use there heads. As the prince states, "Some shall be pardoned, and some punishéd:/ For never was a story of more woe/ Than this of Juliet and her Romeo" (V, iii, 308-310). Fate was something that wasn't in the picture and the death and sorrow to the Montague's and Capulets could have all been
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