Romeo and Juliet

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They blame many of the consequences of their actions on fate Quote JULIET 
O fortune, fortune! all men call thee fickle:
If thou art fickle, what dost thou with him.
That is renown'd for faith? Be fickle, fortune;
For then, I hope, thou wilt not keep him long,
But send him back.
(3.5.9) | Juliet feels pretty helpless when she says goodbye to her new husband, Romeo, after the couple's one and only night together. (Romeo has been banished from Verona for killing Tybalt and Juliet's not sure she'll ever see him again.) Fortune (or Dame Fortuna, goddess of fortune and fate) is often portrayed as a "fickle" (unpredictable and unreliable) goddess because she could raise men up to great heights or cast them down at any moment with the spin of…show more content…
Gosh. It seems like the Friar doesn't want to take any responsibility for the part he played in the couple's tragedy. After all, Friar Laurence (a grown man who ought to know better) is the one who came up with the idea for Juliet to drink the sleeping potion that would make everyone think she was dead. He's also the guy who helped facilitate the couple's secret marriage. * Love drove the young lovers to extremes * Hate between familys made it impossible for the lovers to unite in the ordinary way * Choices: the both make choices out of selfishness that causes the eventual death (Romeo kills Tybalt, Juliet takes the potion) * it was free will. They fell in love yes, but they were only 13 and 14 years old and what is forbidden at that age is always the thing you want most. they chose to get married against their parents wishes and knowledge. Juliet chose to take the drug with full knowledge that Romeo would not know, she was trusting it all to delivery of a letter! in that day and age. Romeo chose to take his own life at the end and Juliet hers when she saw him dead.Fate is what people call it, when they don't want to take responsibility for their own actions. * Neither. Ignorance and Vengeance caused it. By extension, I guess you'd say it was free will because Montegue and Capulet both used free will to fight and kill and quarrel with each

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