Fate Is To Blame In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Love doesn't always have a happy ending. In the play of Romeo and Juliet, the couple are brought to their untimely death. There are many factors to blame for these wretched suicides; the fate that destined unfavourable things to happen, the Priest and the Nurse that encouraged and abetted them and then betrayed them, the conflict between the two families that labelled their love as forbidden, and of course Romeo and Juliet who rebelled against the wishes of their family . Fate is the first major contributor in Romeo and Juliet's passing. In the prologue the story is briefly critiqued, describing Romeo and Juliet as star crossed lovers. Fate has destined them to come together despite the heat of the forever fought feud of their parents. Not…show more content…
Each generation of the 'Capulets' and the' Montague's' have seething hatred for each other. The cause of the original dispute seems clouded by the years past and unclear to the family of the present day. Despite this each family seems to delight in continuing the feud and causing brawls at random. Their ridiculous fighting escapades are dangerous, childish and meaningless to say the least. This is demonstrated from the opening scene where out of nowhere a fight breaks out, just out of one perceived disrespectful utterance. If both sides hadn’t despised each other so much Romeo and Juliet’s affection would not have been sneered upon and, indeed may never have happened at all. In a classic forbidden fruit statement Juliet whispers “My only love sprung from my only hate!” when she realises who her love is. The conflict carries on even with the death of Mercutio and Tybalt. Instead of mourning their loss, each family incessantly blames the other for its cause. No one pays any attention to the fact that an innocent man was slayed. Even with his last dying breath Mercutio accuses, “A plague on both your houses! They have made worms meat of
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