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Romeo and Juliet is indeed a pair of star-crossed lovers Prologue Pg1 From the opening scenes of the play the children of the two feuding families the Montagues and the Capulets the young couple is presaged to fall in love and eventually die together Evidently fate has a major role in this play as it unites the couple separates them and reunites them with death How did Romeo and Juliet meet In my opinion they could have not avoided coming in contact with each other In Verona a medium-sized city in Shakespeares time and bumping into each other is highly unlikely As Romeo and Benvolio chatter in a public area an illiterate Capulet servant asks Romeo to read a guest list aloud After Romeo reads it Benvolio suggested that Romeo should go to the ball and compare Rosaline to other fine beauties in the party in order to relieve himself of his sadness for Rosaline Quote If Rosaline had not been attending Romeo would not have the idea of attending a Capulet party Once Romeo and Juliet spot each other in the ball the sparks of love cannot be stopped They are scores of people on the street why would the servant choose Romeo to read the guest list for him The answer would be fate Romeos banishment separating the couple from being together is also involved with fate The exile started when Tybalt has sent a letter challenging Romeo to a fight to the death Romeo refuses because of his marriage to Juliet Mercutio fights instead and he was killed Romeo discards his softness and kills Tybalt At the end of the battle Romeo realizes that fate is against him and cries outO I am fortunes fool III I Pg 47 The Prince then announces the banishment of Romeo The Prince declares in the first scene that any more violence between the two families would result in death penalty Quote Why would Prince a
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