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Romeo + Juliet

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In the text “Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet’s tragic romance was destined by fate to some extent but other times it was controlled by their own choice. Romeo and Juliet’s families keep fighting at each other and the pair just couldn’t stand any of this. They ended up committing suicide, this ended up in a tragic romance. Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t meet each other unless it was destined by fate and by this they had no power to change their circumstances. Fate plays an important part in Romeo and Juliet, however Romeo an Juliet have the power to make their own choices this is proven at the party, the fight with Tybalt and Romeo and Juliet death.

Fate had some control over Romeo and Juliet’s meeting at the Capulet’s party. An illiterate servant asked Romeo to read the invitation list and then later invited Romeo and his friends. Fate’s power was also evident when Benvolio convinced Romeo to go where he could meet beautiful women but Romeo wanted to prove him that no one was as beautiful as Rosaline. Romeo decides to attend the party just to prove Benvolio is wrong. Fate leads him to meet Juliet. (Act 1 Scene 5 Lines 51-52) Romeo finds out that Juliet is a Capulet and Juliet finds out Romeo is a Montague. Juliet blames fate for their meeting (Act 1 Scene 5 Lines 139-140). However it is Romeo and Juliet’s choice to being their romance. Romeo loves Juliet so much that he is willing to risk his life just to see her in her courtyard. Romeo and Juliet knew their relationship would be dangerous but still wanted to continue having it. (Act 2 Scene 2 Lines 77-78) Fate doesn’t control the entire meeting as Romeo and Juliet clearly had the power to make their own choices.

Fate had some control with the fight and death of Tybalt and Mercutio however they had the power to make their own choices too. Fate brought Romeo and Tybalt to meet in the streets. Romeo had just married Juliet and co...

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