The letter being delivered to Romeo was cancelled. Controlling every miniscule detail of the play from human behavior to action sequences, to the ultimate climax of the tale. When the fight is over two young men of the Montague family Romeo and Benvolio agree to secretly attend a Capulet ball. My husband lives, that Tybalt would have slain; And Tybalt's dead, that would have slain my husband. Although Shakespeare borrowed a lot from both writings, he obtained a new and tempting plot by promoting a number of supporting characters. To be a grave man is to be somber and stern, but in thi … s context the pun is on the fact that Mercutio is dying.
Fate in fact has a decisive role in the events of the play; it is a series of rapid coincidental events, which lead to the final tragedy. They escape the wrath of the opposing forces, the lovers plan a secret marriage, which ultimately leads to their death. In the prologue, Shakespeare makes it undoubtedly clear that Romeo and Juliet are subject to fate. Fate is the stars that Shakespeare continually refers to throughout the play. That is renown'd for faith? This is the question that Shakespeare challenges readers to answer.
It is something that is around us all the time. The word fate generates a bit of confusion, and can have many different connotations. The two have just been married, and they are at the apex of their love. They trust that whatever occurs in their lives comes as a result of the decisions that they make with their own free will. In the thirteen hundreds, there was an epidemic disease called the Bubonic Plague also known as the Black Death. Taking into consideration that Romeo and Juliet are predetermined to meet, love and die together, fate is clearly the dominant force for the most part of the play.
Living in the 21st Century it is somewhat difficult to imagine anything remotely similar, interesting or slightly scandalous happening in a period in which rich men marry apparently beautiful women whose main ambition in life is to marry well. Whether it is good or bad, fate will always get its way no matter the cost. I would forget it fain; But O, it presses to my memory Like damnÃ¨d guilty deeds to sinners' minds! Though they are the offspring of two families who have held a grudge over each other since antiquity, Romeo and Juliet are doomed to be in love. However, when she finds that her true love is also her true nemesis, it is too late for her to hate Romeo. Romeo and Juliet - Fate Some people may not believe that fate is something that truthfully exists in the world. Thus his weakness caused him to choose to leave, with no help from fate, and the death of Juliet. Having received no information on what was really going on, Romeo could only believe in what was logical and seeing her laid in a tomb confirmed the logical thought.
This higher power is what people have no control over - fate. He knows that something else is fated to occur, something that will end the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. More information: If you are the original author of this content and no longer wish to have it published on our website then please click on the link below to request removal:. Later William Painter retold the story in prose. Romeo, being a peaceful individual, should have kept as much of his cool as possible when dealing with the situation. Because of fate, the play becomes tremendously thrilling and it is exactly what manages the two young lovers to meet each other in the first place. Finally, almost all of the 'ill fated' instances are easily traced to Friar Laurence, who himself represents the idea that fate does not exist, giving the conclusion that human weakness, the loss of self-control, is the force behind ill mishaps, not fate.
All events surrounding the lovers such as: the feud between the two families, the horrible series of accidents that ruin Friar's well-intentioned plans, the tragic timing of Romeo's suicide and Juliet's awakening all work in the hands of fate. Sometimes she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams he of cutting foreign throats, Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades, Of healths five fathom deep; and then anon Drums in his ear, at which he starts and wakes, And being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two And sleeps again. Fate is the overall force that allows the whole story of Romeo and Juliet to play out. In addition to reigning over their love lives, fate also causes the downfall of Romeo and Juliet. He criticizes Tybalt for being too interested in his clothes and for speaking with a fake accent. The writer describes a great power of love in the tragedy.
His words were the final say and they were like unmovable mountains. After Romeo leaves the next morning, Juliet is counseled to drink a potion that will make her appear to be dead. These occurrences are caused by fate. After the initial dose of fate in the prologue, Shakespeare continues to utilize fate as Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love. This would give Romeo control over his future, taking away the element of fate.
Romeo, not knowing that Juliet isn't officially dead, makes a big mistake, because he is oblivious, that leads himself and Juliet toward their impending doom. Waters believes fate has an extreme significance to the play. Romeo never would have never denied his family if he had not heard her while she was on the balcony, and if Romeo had never denied his family, the secret marriage never would have occurred, as well as the death of the two lovers. The lovers die too young. Some word there was, worser than Tybalt's death, That murd'red me. Many others believe it to be controlled by a person's own actions.
Juliet lives in both worlds. No matter what the lovers do, what plans they make, or how much they love each other, their struggles against fate only help fulfill it. They trust that whatever occurs in their lives comes as a result of the decisions that they make with their own free will. Both Romeo and Juliet foreshadow their destined death. Friar Laurence is with her at the time. Later Paris talks to Capulet, he wants marry Juliet. Through fate, the friar does not make it to Juliet's tomb on time.