Romeo and Juliet Essay | The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Was it Fate?

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The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Was it Fate?

Summary: Discusses Shakespeare's famous love story, Romeo and Juliet. Examines the role of fate in the play. Discusses the attitudes of major characters toward the concept of fate.
The Fate of Romeo and Juliet

Fate is a very important theme in the play `Romeo and Juliet' and is frequently mentioned throughout. Not only does the theme of fate feature just in this play, fate was also a theme in some of Shakespeare's other plays e.g. Macbeth. Shakespeare seemed to be fond of the idea of fate and may have believed in Calvinism or pre-destination where everything which happens to each individual has already been decided and planned out by God. I will begin this essay by defining the word `fate' and explaining what I understand of it and my personal beliefs in it. Using quotes from the text, I will then go on to talk about the characters beliefs in fate and any other factors which may have caused the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Finally I will...

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