“Fate is for those who are too weak to determine their own destiny.”
Fate is something that unavoidably befalls a person. Neither their own choice nor free will is what controlled Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. It was fate, due to the decisions that cannot be controlled, bad communication, and the strong feud between the Caplets’ and Montague’s. Romeo and Juliet’s lives were the result of destiny.
Uncontrolled decisions added to the cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death because the characters could not exercise restraint or direction over their decisions. In the beginning of the play Romeo was too consumed with Rosaline to notice anyone else. His love for her was irrational. When ...view middle of the document...
“I fear, too early; for my mind mis gives
Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars,
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
With this night's revels and expire the term
Of a despised life, closed in my breast,
By some vile forfeit of untimely death.
But he that hath the steerage of my course
Direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen! “
Romeo is about to enter the Capulet's party and has a dream that his life will change forever after that night. He feels fate has death in store for him but does not fear it. His life is moving in a direction that cannot be changed.
Bad communication is the second reason that triggered Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. Friar Laurence sends a message to Romeo explaining the plan to be with Juliet, but one that never reaches its destination. This letter was crucial to the story because of the vital information it contained. With Romeo unaware of the condition his love is in he acted on impact and spur of the moment decisions which traces back to bad communication.
“I could not send it-Here it is again-
nor a messenger to bring it thee,”
-Friar John to friar Laurence, Act IV scene II
This shows that the lack of communication added to the result of the lovers’ eternal rest. If the letter had been successfully sent to the hands of Romeo the tragedy would have been avoided and he would have been reunited with Juliet.
“Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.”
The family feud is the fundamental reason why Romeo and Juliet’s lives ended in catastrophe. The feud between the Capulet’s and Montague’s had gone on for generations and there was no way the lovers could have avoided it....