Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Essay topic: 1. Are Romeo and Juliet victims of bad luck or bad management? Discuss. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, bad luck, or fate, plays a major role throughout the story. It causes many terrible events. Many people argue over whether it was bad luck (fate), or bad management. Shakespeare smartly hints at the outcome throughout the story making the reader hope for more and more that Romeo and Juliet end up living together, happily married. Unfortunately, the fate in Romeo and Juliet isn’t a very desirable one. Bad luck, can be defined as an inescapable and often conflicting results; destiny. Romeo and Juliet were ultimately the ones responsible for their own deaths looking from a destined point of view. On the other hand, the death of the two are partly caused by bad management. The fact that Romeo and Juliet got married knowing that there was a bitter feud between their two families. This feud brought problems along with it, such as the killing of Tybalt by Romeo. Juliet had said: “What’s in a name?” which explains her ill fate of being a Capulet and Romeo being a Montague. When Romeo tells his servant, “Ay, mine own fortune in my misery.” This sentence tells us he does not care for what Juliet’s name, nor his is. Bad luck plays a major role in the story of two-star-crossed lovers. There is an example of this when Romeo attends the Capulet’s party, and this is where he is first exposed to Juliet and where the misfortune begins. At this point in time Romeo and Juliet immediately fall in love with one another. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet, this is a problem for their love since the two families are quarreling with each other. They cannot see each other while in the presence of another family member. Their relationship has to be kept a secret and the only ones that know of it are Friar Laurence and
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