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Fate is the power which predetermines inevitable events that are destined by its force. What has destined by fate cannot be changed whether it is love, hatred, or any other part of life. Romeo and Juliet, a play written by William Shakespeare, is based on the tragic love story of two lovers, Romeo and Juliet. All throughout the play, fate fights against their will to live together happily. Love, coincidences, and timing were all factors of fate which doomed the lives of the star crossed lovers.
Love is destined by fate, because love is an uncontrollable deep affection towards another person. In other words, it’s not a decision that one can make consciously. This uncontrollable affection springs between the two protagonists, Romeo and Juliet, when they see each other for the first time. Fate plays a cruel role in making both Romeo and Juliet love the only person that they aren’t allowed to; each other. When Juliet finds out that Romeo is a Montague, an enemy of the Capulet family which she belongs to, she says,
My only love sprung from my only hate!
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Prodigious birth of love it is to me,
That I must love a loathed enemy.
(Shakespeare, I.v.138-141)
In this quotation, Juliet explains how her only love has risen from her only hate, because Romeo is a Montague. She continues to say that love is a monster for making her fall in love with her only enemy. By saying this, it is clear that love is not under the control of the mind, but is uncontrollable and predetermined by fate. As cruel as fate was making two people from feuding families fall in love, fate also gives Juliet a second admirer named Paris. Paris asks for Juliet’s hand, and eventually her father accepts, not knowing that Juliet ...

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.... Romeo missing Rosaline, and bumping into a Capulet servant, who invites them to the Capulet party which Rosaline was attending, is a coincidence which leads to Romeo and Juliet meeting and falling in love. Also Juliet waking up a few moments after Romeo’s death is a mere coincidence. The letter which tells Romeo that Juliet is not dead does not get delivered in time, and Romeo slays Tybalt which lead to his banishment. Prominently predestined fate cannot be changed and what is planned to happen will happen. From the time Romeo and Juliet meet they face various obstacles which lead to their death, and no matter how much they plan, it cannot be changed. But out of the dark story of their tragic love story, a ray of light enters after their deaths because the feud is finally over. The question is, were the lives of the two true lovers worth ending the family feud?
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