The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare

713 WordsJan 29, 20183 Pages
Some people may not consider that fate is something that truly occurs in the world. Others believe that each event is prearranged and set out before them like a roadmap to life; in other words, fate. The faith stems from a common belief from William Shakespeare's time that the points of the stars determined someone's fortune. Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, depicts fate as an exceptionally vital force. Because of fate, the play becomes immensely thrilling and it is exactly what manages the two young lovers to encounter one another in the first place. The instant that Romeo and Juliet meet is the exact incident that leads to their death, however oblivious these "star-crossed lovers" remain to that detail. Therefore, fate is undeniably the most controlling influence for the couple's distressing calamity. The idea of star-crossed lovers is that the positions of the stars dictated that their destinies were intertwined. In the case of Romeo and Juliet, the most apparent evidence of their doomed love is that they belong to feuding houses. “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life,” (Rom.Prologue.5-6). This already gives the audience the awareness that the stars had aligned in an ill-favored way with our protagonists. Shakespeare uses the positions of the stars to dictate that they are to meet, fall in love and die together. Despite them being born into feuding families, Romeo cannot suppress his love for Juliet because he
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