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One view of the play sees Romeo and Juliet as victims of fate To what extent do you agree with this Having a complex plot and too many deeply involved characters we cannot simply state that Romeo and Juliet were purely victims of fate The tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet and the play itself are anchored on three notions that of fate chance and choice Fate contributed though it was not the sole factor in the deaths of the young lovers The many unstoppable events Shakespeares telling us of their love being told in the stars and the ancient grudge between the families are prime examples of fate being a part of Romeo and Juliet Chance in the undetermined figure in Romeo and Juliet with coincidence and misadventure playing in every readers mind as the many events unfold Choice vital decisions by each character and judgments based on what an individual believed to be right or wrong once again shows how many varied outcomes there may have been At the end of the day though due to fate chance and choice Romeo and Juliet committed suicide together completing a tragic five days in which they fell in love married and eventually died Romeo and Juliet many believe was a tragedy brought upon by destiny Fate may well have brought Romeo and Juliet together or at least contributed along the rocky path to their deaths Many events were shaped as fate in Romeo and Juliet If Mercutio was indeed destined to die then perhaps the entire tragedy was unavoidable Romeo often foreseeing fate indicates this as he tries to stop Tybalts and Mercutios brawling Gentlemen for shame forbear this outrage And again after killing Tybalt O I am Fortunes fool Fate may have also had it that Friar John was unable to deliver the important message to the banished Romeo These key events among others have extended the role of fate past the
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