The scene of when they first meet, the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio, and the final death scene all reveal why the two of them cannot be together in the end. Romeo and Juliet are ultimately killed because of their decisions and fate. The effects of Romeo and Juliet’s decisions and fate are first apparent in the scene when they first come together. When Romeo says to Juliet in the Capulet party, "Thus from my lips, by thine my sin is purged" (I,v,108), and then he kisses her, it obviously exhibitions how they exercise their choice to love each other. After discovering each other’s identities, Romeo proclaims, "My life is my foe’s debt" (I,v,119), and Juliet states, "My only love sprung from my only hate" (I,v,140).
The reader can put the blame on Romeo’s faulty actions or Juliet’s inactions; One can also go on to blame the more minor characters like the lovers confidants, the Nurse and the Friar. Almost every person in this story could be held accountable for the play’s tragic ending but maybe the answer is not a person or action. Maybe the answer is simply fate. Even though one can make a compelling argument that every character in Romeo and Juliet is responsible for the young lovers deaths, Shakespeare tells the reader from the very start that their love was doomed because of fate. From the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare foreshadows that the story is meant to end horribly.
(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 ... ... middle of paper ... .... 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.
Moreover, Friar Laurence agrees to marry the two secretly which is also a cause for their deaths. In this essay we will discuss how the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet are caused by the poor decisions of each of the above characters. When Romeo decides to go to the Capulet's party, he has already set the stage for his death. If he didn't go to the party, he wouldn't meet Juliet and the whole story would never happen. You may argue that it is fate for Romeo to meet the servant who let him know about the party.
From there, Friar Lawrence created a plan so risky ... ... middle of paper ... ...ions and actions made by Friar Lawrence did not help, but hurt those involved. Friar Lawrence consistently shows that he is a terrible decision maker, a trait that influenced the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. In conclusion, Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of the star-crossed lovers, despite them taking their own lives. The Friar has influenced the decision Romeo and Juliet made regarding their deaths by the inexcusable choices he made during the story. His decision to succumb to Romeo and Juliet’s desire to marry started the journey to their unfortunate deaths.
To even more complicate the plot, Mr. Capulet promised Paris that will Juliet “shall be married to” him (R&J 3.4.21). This arrangement happens because Juliet was sad about Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment. The marriage forces the Juliet to fake her death, which is the reason for Romeo’s suicide. Romeo committed suicide because he did not her death was fake. This is a bad decision because Juliet and Friar Lawrence should have found a way to tell Romeo before she fakes her death.
Romeo and Juliet: Fate and Free Will Shakespeare hasn't chosen about fate or free will, he is telling us to decide. At the very opening of the play the Chorus tells us of fate, "â€¦A pair of star crossed lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows ====================================== Doth with their death bury their parents' strifeâ€¦" This is saying that pair of ill-fated lovers (written in the stars) have an unlucky (fate?) accident and the price of their deaths are end their parents troubles with each other. The Belief that fate determines our lives is brought up throughout the play, Romeo is scared that fate will be unhappy if he goes to the Capulets' party: 'My mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars'. Juliet fears what will happen as she parts from Romeo: 'Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low / as one dead in the bottom of a tomb.'
The complications in the play Romeo and Juliet are a result of the characters impulsiveness. Lord Capulet’s decision led to Romeo and Juliet’s first meeting. Juliet’s refusal of marriage, because of her undying faith to Romeo led to her fake death. Lastly, Romeo’s decision to kill himself without thinking led to three deaths, his own, Paris’, and Juliet’s. The decisions made in the play were due to the characters acting without thinking.
Fate was shown in the play but it was bad fate it turned Romeo and Juliet life to hell. Fate caused them to come together and love one another from rival families this fate caused them to die. Hate displayed though the two families feud and actions that where associated with the feud. Love was presented though the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. Fate is a simple word that means ‘something that is unavoidably befalls a person.” But Romeo and Juliet is reality
Although fate played a significant role in the star-crossed lovers' downfall, Romeo and Juliet paid the consequences of their dreadful decisions due to their reckless rebellion which eventually led to their catastrophic ending. In the first few events that happened in the play, the readers have already seen some poor choices Romeo and Juliet made that eventually led to their death. After Romeo learned that Juliet is a Capulet, an enemy of his family, he still chose to go back to the Capulet's house after the party hoping to see a glimpse of her as he asked himself "Can I go forward when my heart is [in the Capulet's]?" (II.i.1-2). Romeo's words reveal that he found the love of his life.