Who Is Meant To Be Together

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“When two people are meant to be together, they will be together. It is fate” (Gruen 273). This is a quote that the author, Sara Gruen, stated in her book, “Water for Elephants”, which is also about a love story. This quote makes it evident that Romeo and Juliet were meant to be together, and they were together, but only eternally; that is why fate made them meet each other. There are several characters in William Shakespeare`s Romeo and Juliet whose fates were already predestined, especially the main characters themselves, Romeo and Juliet. The outcome of Romeo and Juliet was a result of the characters’ fate and not individual choices. It is fate that made Romeo and Juliet meet each other and fall in love, despite the fact that their families…show more content…
This can propose that something bad is going to happen in future. It is an example of fate and foreshadowing. When Mercutio was in his final moments, he cursed the Montagues and Capulets, and said: “A plague O’ both your houses” (Shakespeare 3.1.105)! This can also be seen as foreshadowing, since later in the play, both the families are in grief for losing their children. Romeo tells Benvolio: “This day’s black fate on more days doth depend. / This but begins the woe others must end” (Shakespeare 3.1.118-119). These lines mean that the future will be affected by that day’s terrible events. It was an ominous prediction. Upon hearing Juliet's refusal to marry Paris, Lady Capulet says that she wishes "I would the fool were married to her grave” (Shakespeare 3.5.141)! The image of Juliet's grave as her wedding bed foresees the two lovers’ tragic reunion in death. Juliet also has a premonition which foreshadows her future “My grave is like to be my wedding-bed” (Shakespeare 1.5.135). Juliet states that she will die if she cannot marry Romeo and, though she does not know it, she will die even is she does. The lines read literally, “My husband will be Death.” Death is mentioned many times in the play as Juliet’s ultimate lover. Romeo has a premonition in the form of a dream that he was dead and Juliet woke him up with a kiss. These lines also foreshadow the future, except he won’t be able to wake
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