It caused the audience to wish that the words in the prologue would be twisted to form a much joyous end. However, in the end, the “pair of star-cross’d lovers” slid down their heartless doom. Everything stated in the Chorus, stayed true throughout the play. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet did “bury their parents’ strife”. It had all went thoroughly according to Fate’s desire.
Fate is a necessary and extremely impacting element in Romeo and Juliet. It works through Romeo and Juliet and the people around them to end this long time family feud and bring the peace that comes with it to Verona. Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet have statements of extreme intrigue into this mysterious force that seems to shape and even end their lives. It is this extreme impact of fate that drives and shapes the plot and details of Romeo and Juliet’s story. Bibliography "Definition of Fate."
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.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Works Cited Missing Shakespeare cleverly masks the true meaning of Romeo and Juliet behind the idea of a pair of 'star crossed lovers' controlled by fate and destiny. Close study of the play reveals a very different meaning. Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is all about the human condition. It is based around two star crossed lovers, who's affections are torn apart by their family's feuds. The play is structured so that the ending is inevitable, and all outcomes are due to the characters human conditions and the effect that others apply to the situation.
Some people appear to be approaching a state of perfection; it is the role of fate to bring that individual down, to remind people that even the greatest human are below the ‘Gods’. Fate may be described as being envious or jealous of its own position. This was a very large part of the Elizabethan’s understanding of the universe that our lives were planned out before we were born. The major way of determining our destinies was by looking to the heavens. This relates to the play because ‘Romeo and Juliet’ are called ‘star cross’d lovers’ and also when Romeo hears of Juliet’s death he say’s ‘I defy you stars’, this is extremely foolish of him because he is defying what the heavens have planned for him.
Romeo is affected greatly by fate, arguably more so than any other character. Instances of Romeo being affected by fate abound in the play, from initial coincidences all the way up to his final dramatically ironic death. Romeo’s involvement with Juliet in the first place is based on fate. “God gi’ go-den. I pray, sir, can you read?” (Act 1 Sc.2 L.58) The illiterate servant that Romeo stumbles upon gives Romeo the opportunity to attend the Capulet party, if this incredibly unusual event had not taken place... ... middle of paper ... ...nd Juliet happened as a result of their sin, “passion”.
This is why the love of Romeo and Juliet is prompted by the role of fate. However, fate is feared by the characters. Romeo is afraid of what fate has lead him up to, “is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boist’rous and it pricks like thorn”, “I fe... ... middle of paper ... ...e story, the entire play covers common ground, that is the themes of fate, love, conflict, status, gender and death. The role of fate is the most important of all themes because all the themes tie into the role of fate.
Beyond that it could be the enmity of the families of Montague and Capulet. And beyond that, there are the causes of this quarrel, and so on. Romeo and Juliet is one of the most carefully plotted of Shakespeare's plays, making you constantly ask questions about cause and effect. Perhaps it's because the causes are so many and complex that I chose to lay primal blame on the 'inauspicious stars', on their 'star-cross'd' lives.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The fate of Romeo and Juliet was doomed from the very beginning. In this play every character has played an influential part on the lives of Romeo and Juliet, which, sadly led to this heart-breaking end. In this essay I shall discuss which characters brought this depressing ending to such a beautiful couple. From the very beginning of this play in the prologue both Romeo and Juliet are described as "star cross’d lovers". The meaning of the word "star" in this sentence is fate.
Love, although delusional at all times, gives both Romeo and Juliet the strength and determination to move on even in the face of death. Love, which is powerful enough to cause dreadful death, also ironically brings peace and solution. Romeo and Juliet do have their character flaws, which are the origin of the tragedy, but their blind love does possess a power to decide the true character of the play Romeo and Juliet.