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Jan 14, 2013 - Communication    1 Comment

Analytical essay

I think fate is a mental and psychological thing that people believe in if an event happens and for some reason they was not at the scene of the accident because of a delay or they survived the accident they claim it was down to fate or destiny. However in the day of Romeo, fate was what God had intended for you. Shakespeare seems to give us the idea that fate has a leading role in the play and in some ways it does.fate over casts everything that happens in the play for example if Romeo had his love returned from Rosaline wouldn’t go to the Capulet party to get over her therefore he would not of met Juliet so he would not of died,another is the fact that Friar John would be unable to deliver his message to Romeo, in doing so Romeo would be unable to rescue Juliet from the tomb these are only some examples but there are many more that give us the idea fate has a leading role in the play.Shakespeare used clever metaphors and phrases in the play he here are the ones I think are most powerful in defining the importance of fate.

Romeo and Juliet use lots of phrases that underline their destiny of death at the end of the play, Romeo uses this phrase before he goes into the party of the Capulets where he is seen by Tybalt “Some consequence yet hanging in the stars” when he uses this phrase I think it means the consequence of his actions are in the hands of the stars(God).
The prologue:
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;
Whose misadventures piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love,
And the continuance of their parents’ rage,
Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend
also uses fate phrases like a pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives
do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
the fearful passage of their death-mark’d love.
These quotes are all supporting the strong influence of fate of example it says above “a pair of star-crossed lovers take their lives”this is a fate phrase as in the end the take their lives and it seems like it was meant to happen like they were born to kill themselves.
Shakespeare uses metaphors as well as phrases these are as powerful if not more powerful here are a few “but he hath steerage of my course”.this is quite powerful metaphor I think it means Romeo is putting all his trust and faith which he loses in the end of the play in (god) as he wants god to guide him to safety no matter what.

So in conclusion Shakespeare has a knack for giving an important part to fate especially as most of his plays are tragedy.


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