Who exactly is to be blamed for the deaths? With the rivalry between the Capulets and Montagues and the helping hand of Friar Lawrence, you can already say that these two are already, yet not entirely, to be held responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, however, when you look into the circumstance, you will see that Fate overall is to blame. The two families – Montagues and Capulets – are to be blamed for their family members’ deaths. The quarrel between these two households is basically the main reason why Romeo and Juliet died. During the prologue, there is obvious evidence of hate and conflict.
Fate caused Romeo and Juliet to fall in love as well as meddled in the situations regarding both Romeo and Juliet, therefore causing their demise and fulfilling its duty. While it may have been hard to see at times, Fate was omnipresent throughout the play and played a significant role in the end. The star-crossed lovers were doomed; they just refused to see their fate. Works Cited The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet: And Related Readings. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 1997.
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, tells the story of too unfortunate lovers caught up in their family’s hatred which in the end leads to the tragic deaths of both lovers. Classical Greek tragedy influenced Renaissance writers greatly Shakespeare was no exception. According to the dictionary, fate is ‘the supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines event.’ Which means that it is out of our hands. I believe Shakespeare wanted his audience to believe that fate was to blame rather than the actions of the characters. In “Romeo and Juliet” there are many references to the stars and fate; this makes it clear that the play is a classical tragedy.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Within the play of Romeo and Juliet fate is very important and is often mentioned. The events that lead up to the deaths of the couple could either be seen as bad luck or a direct result of Romeo and Juliet's own personalities and actions. The prologue tells us the story in advance, allowing us to overview the actions of the couple. We know from this prologue that Romeo and Juliet are spoken of as 'star-crossed' and that fate is supposedly against them. The prologue tells us that the deaths of the 'star-crossed lovers' is the only way to end their 'parents rage.'
Romeo and Juliet is regarded as one of William Shakespeare’s most tragic love stories, which has its influence on many aspects of the entertainment industry. In the context of this play, there are uncertainties surrounding whether the fatalities occur as a result of free will or under the uncontrollable force of fate. Through Romeo and Juliet’s premeditated encounter, Shakespeare indicates that fate is primarily responsible for love at first sight. Simultaneously, Romeo and Juliet are also portrayed as victims of their own destiny which induces their misfortunes and deaths. Apart from being one of the major themes, fate is also a main contributor to the outcome of the play.
This was known as a catharsis. Aristotle also introduced the idea that the protagonist has a 'hamartia', a defect in character that leads to his eventual destruction. Is the tragic outcome of Romeo and... ... middle of paper ... ...character in the protagonists. Fate couldn't be avoided, but if the protagonists had done things differently, the outcome of the play wouldn't be as tragic. One often wonders if the tragedy in Romeo and Juliet could have been avoided , without the seemingly vital need for bloodshed.
An Understanding of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare The dictionary's definition of fate is "the development of events outside of a persons control predetermined by a supernatural power". What is a Supernatural Power? Again the dictionary says "attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature". In other words fate means that it has already been decided, it is inevitable. You can not do any thing to stop it.
Romeo may or may not have “foreseen” what was going to happen to him and Juliet, however both he and Juliet were ultimately responsible for their own proceedings. Fate and other characters may have played a minor part in the down-fall of Romeo and Juliet, but ultimately they chose to take their own lives. Romeo and Juliet both took their lives in a burst of irrationality as a way to show their grief without contemplating it properly.
The events of Romeo and Juliet are heavily influenced by fate, as oppose to the actions of the characters. To be precise, occurrences in the play are not always as a result of conscience choices that characters make. Rather, chance occurrences (or predestination, depending on one’s opinion) cause events to take place; these events seriously alter the course of the play. Fate affects us all every single day, but the sheer number of occurrences related to fate, as well as the powerful affect these events have on the plot creates a specific connection between the play of Romeo and Juliet and fate. Shakespeare makes it very clear to us that Romeo and Juliet are subject to fate.
Fate is one of the main themes in Romeo and Juliet, described as having power over many of the events in the play. Fate is often called upon, and blamed for tragic things that happen. Human weakness, the loss of self-control, is always the direct cause of a bad choice, and not fate itself. one of the most noted event is where fate is blamed for an accident, is when Romeo cries out the he by all accounts is fortune's fool. He claims that fate has brought on Mercutio's death, and has lead him to kill Tybalt in payback.