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From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life Prologue In the prologue Shakespeare decides to tell the audience that two lovers Romeo and Juliet are going to die and in telling us so seals their fate Yet the concept of fate is throughout the play and with the lovers being star-crossed Prologue indicates that fate is against them In the end fate is the means death for not only the lovers but Tybalt Mercutio Paris and Lady Montague All the events lead into one another resulting in a huge snowball of events what set this off in the first place was the Capulet servant who did not know how to read stumbles upon Romeo and Benvolio and asks Romeo to read the list of people that are invited to the party that his master Lord Capulet is holding It is fate that brings the trio together and it is fate that Rosaline is going to the party too but this may not the only reason The characters throughout the play are always saying things to tempt fate or realize that fate is toying with them The most important come from Romeo just before he and his friends gate crash the party realizes this and says two things I fear too early for my mind misgives Some consequence yet hanging in the stars Act I Scene 4 Lines 106-107 and But He that hath steerage of my course Direct my sail Act I Scene 4 Lines 112-113 These two lines mean that he feels that something is waiting to happen and whatever power that has control of his destiny point it in the right direction In the second line Romeo compares himself to a ship at sea and God or fate is the wind yet later his words are not as gentle Give me my
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