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Essay | Fate's Decisive Role in "Romeo and Juliet"

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Fate's Decisive Role in "Romeo and Juliet"

Summary: Fate is seen by the characters as the reason for Romeo and Juliet's downfall, but, in truth, it's the couple's actions in William Shakespeare's play that truly lead to their deaths.
Most of Shakespeare's plays are conceived around a foundation in either tragedy or comedy, this polarity of themes allowing him to experiment with the full range of human emotions. Typically, an integral part of a Shakespearean tragedy is love, which is frustrated by a breakdown in order, or the character of the hero, due to some human limitation. The play Romeo and Juliet has all these typical characteristics. However, the resultant conclusion of events for the characters in this tragedy is adversely affected by the hands of fate, and not solely the product of human limitations. 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.

Romeo and Juliet are described during the prologue as "a pair of star-crossed lovers" that have sprung "from forth the...

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