Fate In Romeo And Juliet

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What is fate? Fate is the development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. Some people think they meet certain people and certain events in their life happen by fate. In other cases, people believe that your life is in your own hands and you make choices using your own free will. In Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, the idea of fate is brought up multiple times within Romeo and Juliet’s lives. Fate is responsible for the passing of Romeo and Juliet.
Within this play, there are multiple events that fate could be blamed for, including the fact that Romeo and Juliet meeting wasn’t planned. A servant asked Romeo to read names off a guest list for the Capulet’s party. Romeo reads the list knowing
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Romeo is given the news that his wife has died without seeking help from the Friar. He entered the tomb where Juliet appeared to be dead and said, “One writ with me in sour misfortune’s book. I’ll bury thee in a triumphant grave.” (V.iii.90-91) In these lines, Romeo is admitting that both of them have had such bad luck. He ends up taking his own life because he can’t see a life without Juliet. If fate allowed Juliet to wake up even 5 seconds before Romeo committed suicide, I’m sure they’d both be alive but that’s not what happened. Juliet killed herself because she couldn’t bare the death of her only husband. Fate didn’t allow Juliet to stop Romeo.
Many unlucky events throughout the play are caused by fate, including the fact that Romeo and Juliet took their own lives due to fate. Most characters in the story reference fate, especially Romeo. If you view this play thinking that Romeo and Juliet make choices using their own free will, parts of the story don’t make much sense and makes their choices look stupid. Most people think that we ourselves have control of our lives and what will happen, but at the end of the day fate is what will decide what happens and what path our lives will