Who Is Most Responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s Death?Who Is Most Responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s Death?

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FATE Some people do not believe that fate is something that truthfully exists in this world. William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet has extremely crucial force, pulling the characters into their place. It is fate. Due to this fate, the two young lovers are able to meet in the first place. The moment Romeo and Juliet meets is the exact incident that leads them to their death. As it mentions in the prologue, “A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life (line 6)” This line already mentions that Romeo and Juliet will end up dying. It tells us that it is them who take their own life. Later on in the play, these lovers did have many struggles and many things were not in their favor. To start off, it wasn’t merely a coincidence that Romeo and Juliet met. A servant came across Romeo and Benvolio. Unaware of the fact that they were Montague, he informed them about Capulet party in lines (1.2.86-88). “My master is great rich Capulet, and, if you be not/ of the house of Montague, I pray come and crush a/cup of wine.” It was fate that led Romeo to Capulet’s party, where Juliet lives. Furthermore, before Romeo attends the Capulet’s party, he says, “Some consequence yet hanging in the stars/shall bitterly begin this earful date. (lines 1.4.114-115” Romeo already predicts that destiny has already chosen the consequence if he dares attending this party, where he will meet Juliet. Their final death is the “consequence” that he is talking about and bitterness that starts the pathway to their tragedy is their first encounter, since they are supposed to be enemies. In addition, it was a destiny that the children of two families who have held a grudge for a long time, have fallen in love. After discovering Juliet’s true identity, Romeo says, “O dear account! My life is my foe’s debt. (lines 1.5.132)” Despite the fact that they were born into feuding families, it is too late

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