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Fate Is The Leading Cause Of Death In Rome And Juliet By William Shakespeare

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“It lies not in our power to love, or hate, for will in us is over-rul'd by fate.” In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, it is clear that the leading theme is fate, as it is mentioned several times. Shakespeare allows the audience to see everything that happens “behind closed doors.” While some characters’ actions did affect the outcome of the play, fate is the ruling force.
The reader realizes this when the prologue states, “Two households, both alike in dignity/ In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, / From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,/ Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean./ From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/ A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their ...view middle of the document...

Because he read this, he was informed of the party which his friends wants him to crash. Romeo is unsure whether or not he should and says, “I fear too early, for my mind misgives/ Some consequence yet hanging in the stars/ Shall bitterly begin his fearful date/ With this night’s revels, and expire the term/ Of a despisèd life closed in my breast/By some vile forfeit of untimely death.” (I iv 107-112). This is an example of foreshadowing where the reader also understands what fate will bring to Romeo.
At the end of the play, Romeo is banished, and he travels to Mantua, but back in Verona, Lord Capulet wants his daughter to marry County Paris. Juliet will do anything to avoid marrying Paris, including take her life, so she goes to Friar Lawrence for help. He devises a plan to assist Juliet. She is to take a potion that will put her to sleep for countless hours in order to fool her family into believing she is dead. She succeeds, and Friar Lawrence sends a letter via Friar John to tell Romeo of the recent events in Verona. Unfortunately, Friar John is quarantined and is unable to deliver the letter, yet another example of fate. Romeo does receive news, but not exactly what he wants to hear. Balthasar reaches Romeo first and says,...

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