Romeo and Juliet Essay | Fate and Its Expected Ending

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Fate and Its Expected Ending

Summary: Discusses the William Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet. Examines the role that fate plays in the story. Details specific plot points where fate plays an important role.
Fate is the power and force that causes courses of events to inevitably happen in the future. Others may not believe in such a force, but in William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet the tragic ending that occurs could be seen as fate itself. Romeo and Juliet are the fools of the heavens that are continually being used for play. Though the young couple refuses to give up on their love, they cannot escape Fate. Prince Escalus, the prince of Verona, saw how fate plays a major role in Romeo and Juliet's deaths. In the lines of his final speech he says, "See what a scrouge is laid upon your hate, / That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love" (V: III: 316-317). The prince chastises and blames the Capulet and Montague families for the two lover's deaths. Throughout the story, fate...

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