Romeo and Juliet - Ultimate Fate and Destiny

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“Ultimate fate and destiny caused the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”. Discuss. Romeo and Juliet is possibly the most well-known of Shakespeare’s plays and is consideration to be the most famous love story in English literature. Love between two young people is the theme of the play which prepares us for the ultimate fate and destiny through tragedy and sorrow of two young lovers ‘Romeo and Juliet’. The ultimate fate and destiny of Romeo and Juliet who would do anything to be together but the tragedy of death cannot be avoided because of their own actions,; young immature love and the barriers of a long standing family feud. Romeo and Juliet’s fate is caused by their poor decision making and immaturity. At the beginning of the play Romeo is madly in love with Rosaline, but when Romeo lays eyes on Juliet from afar he forgets Rosaline instantly and he falls in love with Juliet. Romeo’s love for Juliet is immediate and spontaneous, love at first sight. “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright. It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night, like a rich jewel on an Ethiop’s ear – beauty too rich for use, for earth to dear. So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows, as yonder lady over her fellows shows. The measure done, ill watch her place and stand, and, touching hers, make a blessed me rude hand. Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight. For I never saw true beauty till this night.”( pg 32: line 42) The attraction between Romeo and Juliet is immediate and neither of them understands this sudden intense attractions. Romeos love for Rosaline must have been superficial. Romeo immaturity is also highlighted when he goes climbing into the Capulets garden to see Juliet again “.....but soft! What light through yonder window breaks? ....... she speaks, yet she says nothing. .................. see how she leans her cheek upon her hand. O that I wore a glove upon
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