Romeo And Juliet: Is Fate To Blame?

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Fate is, according to nonbelievers, just another possibility. Something pondered by scientists and religious leaders, it is to some a mystery whether an event is meant to be with accordance to fate. One could say fate has control over everything, but there is a fault to that theory. A simple explanation to disprove fate is to say if a ball is to be dropped, it would eventually hit the ground. One would most likely speculate gravity pulled the ball to the ground, not fate. This is called the principle of cause and effect, which can be expressed in everyday events. The principle of cause and effect can help to explain events which happens everywhere, even in works of literature. For ...view middle of the document...

At the party, he meets Juliet and falls into a deep love for her. Juliet then respond to his love, strengthening their bond. Romeo falls in love with his enemy, which is not a good thing. In addition, Romeo gets the attention of Tybalt. Tybalt is a particular aggressive character, and is quite mad when he sees Romeo at a Capulet's party. As Tybalt states, Romeo is not favored by him "It fits, when such a villain is a guest: I'll not endure him." With the consequences he now face, Romeo made a mistake by attending the Capulet's party. Romeo now have caused two dangerous consequences, with one being falling in love with his enemy, and another being the angering of his enemy. Romeo should know better to not have followed his friends to the Capulet's party to avoid conflict. He needs to know and understand what threat he could potentially be by attending his enemy's party uninvited. His decisions ultimately brings him closer to his enemies and death. The consequences resulting from Romeo's action is avoidable, and he should know better to have elude from his action.
Pursuing this further, another action of which leads to deaths of Romeo and Juliet are made by Friar Lawrence. As a father and knowledgeable herbalist, he decides to marry Romeo and Juliet. Romeo ask of Friar to conduct their wedding, and he agrees to Romeo's request after his moment of hesitation. Friar's action of marrying Romeo and Juliet could only do much harm to them and himself. Having Romeo being later banished from Verona and Juliet being suicidal over her father's will to marry her to Paris, Friar is most likely going to be the person who will be responsible for saving their marriage. His later plan to save their marriage fails miserably, resulting in the death of Paris, Romeo, and Juliet. If Friar has not marry Romeo and Juliet in the first place, no deaths would have occur. As he confesses to the Prince, he feels guilty of all the death he causes "I am the greatest, able to do least, yet most suspected, as the time and place. Doth make against me of this direful murder; and here I stand, both to impeach and purge myself condemned and myself excused." Having all of the problems of which arises from Friar's initial action of marrying Romeo and Juliet, it is clear his action is a mistake. If only he would know better to have think more of the situation and realize Romeo and Juliet are suppose to be enemies. He could deny Romeo's offer to marry Juliet and find other ways to unite the feuding families, he is an intelligent person after all. As presented, the deaths of three people in the Romeo and Juliet are preventable if Friar would know better to keep Romeo and Juliet away from one another.
One more particular consequence in the play Romeo and Juliet leading to the...

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