- All Best Essays, Term Papers and Book Report

Romeo & Juliet: Fate

Essay by   •  April 20, 2011  •  Essay  •  909 Words (4 Pages)  •  3,150 Views

Essay Preview: Romeo & Juliet: Fate

Report this essay
Page 1 of 4

The birth, the life, and at the end the death; stats and ends with fate. In the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, because of fate two young teenagers meet, fall in love, and die. Discovering the hardness and misery of human destiny, the characters ignore fate and live their lives. Everyone has a predetermined fate, where God decides what will happen in the future. People can only change their destiny making other choices. The best way to live life is to follow one's heart; even if sometimes life is cruel or hurts feelings, it s the best way to follow destiny. For example, destiny gives love, which ist he most beautiful feeling that makes one feel as if he is flying on clouds and transforms night into day.

In William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, fate or destiny is shown through the main characters falling in love, their interactions with other characters, and their deaths.

Over all Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet, fate manifests the destruction of many lives. Fate intensely affects the lives of Romeo, Juliet, and Tybalt throughout the tragedy. Destined to bump into the servant, Romeo discovers the Capulets party. Romeo goes to find Rosaline at Capulets party but fate leads him to meet Juliet. He wants the outside

Baechi 2

power that rules his life to "steerage [his] course and direct [his] sail" (1. 5. 403) he thinks that fate will bring him in the right direction.

Romeo's vision in his dream "that his lady found him dead" ( 4.1. 463) foreshadows that fate brings Romeo to his death. At a similar way, Juliet's life and her relationships are predetermined by fate. Juliet goes to the party to meet Paris, but fate brings Romeo and Juliet together, which fell in love at first sight and that

Raises their deadly conflict even more between the Montague's and the Capulets.

Finding Romeo dead yet his "lips [still] warm," (5. 3. 471).

Juliet not awakening in time, killed herself. The lives of Romeo and

Juliet as well as that of Tybalt are influenced by fate. Knowing that Romeo

came to the party, which obviously he is contrary, destiny leads him to challenge Romeo for a duel where "Tybalt falls dead" (3. 1. 430). Destiny determines the strong bond between Romeo and Juliet and their death is the result of their

powerful love. Tybalt's death is also a cause of bad determined fate. As

fate grows throughout the characters lives, it will probably take them over and lead

to death.

It is a common belief that both Romeo and Juliet's parents are at fault, for keeping the

family conflict going, or that Romeo and Juliet are to blame, or that the Friar

and the Nurse shouldn't have hidden Romeo and Juliet's marriage, and that they

affected the unfortunate end of the two lovers. However, during the play, fate and

fortune are mentioned several times and are obviously the deciding factors in the

Baechi 3




Download as:   txt (5.1 Kb)   pdf (85.1 Kb)   docx (11.4 Kb)  
Continue for 3 more pages »
Only available on