Fate In Romeo And Juliet

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The theme of fate is developed in Romeo and Juliet through the use of paradox, literal and grammatical, and metaphor. When true love happens you don’t know what is going to happen and people will go till the end of the Earth to be with each other. Fate is one of the major themes in Romeo and Juliet and it plays a key role in many ways. In the book Romeo and Juliet would do anything for one another and throughout the play the reader is able to tell how much they are meant to be together. Romeo and Juliet see each other for the first time and they fell in love instantly. When Romeo first meets Juliet he says, “Then move not while my prayer effect I take. Thus from my lips, my sin is pug’d” (1.5.104-105). After this he kisses Juliet and a little while later he kisses her again. This quote is a paradox because while reading this the reader can apprehend that the unintended meeting was not as bad as it should have been. The one thing that is keeping the true lovers apart is the family feud (Montague’s and the Capulet’s) that’s been going on for many years. But Romeo and Juliet don’t care and later on they go against their families and get married. Tybat (Juliet’s cousin) was killed and Juliet’s parents think that it was the reason she committed suicide. As soon as the nurse finds out that Tybalt is dead her reaction is very troubling and she doesn’t exactly know how to break it to Juliet so at the end result she says, “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that kill’d him, he is banished.” (3.2.69-70). This quote is a literal and a grammatical structure because Juliet is very upset but angry as well, she is young and she doesn’t exactly known what to do in the situation. Romeo’s blamed for the death of Tybalt. Fat occurs again when Romeo comes to the understanding that Juliet is dead and he kills himself too. At the start of the play Romeo dreams that if he goes to
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