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Star-crossed Lovers Fate is written in the stars and cause inevitable events predestined by a greater fortune The question of fate has been asked all through time Shakespeare weaves the strings of fate into the lives of his characters in Romeo and Juliet The hands of Fate unfolded the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by arranging key events in their relationship Romeos coincidental encounter with the Capulet servant resulted in the meeting of Juliet An illiterate servant to Capulet runs into Romeo and Benvolio on the street and asks for their assistance in reading the guest list Romeo agrees to help him and notices that Rosaline -whom he is infatuated with- is among these names Benvolio persuades Romeo to attend the ball and compare Rosaline with other admired beauties of Verona I ii 86 Eventually Romeo complies to go along And to rejoice in splendour of mine own Rosaline I ii 102- 103 Had Romeo not met the servant he wouldnt have attended the Capulet feast -and hence- never met Juliet That night Romeo and his friends arrive at the Capulet house Before entering Romeo speaks of a premonition hanging in the stars shall bitterly begin his fearful date with this nights revels and expire the term of a despised life closed in my breast by some vile forfeit of untimely death I ii 107- 110 This notion of events expected to occur are written in the stars and explains how life is predetermined be fortune By entering the Capulet feast Romeo is stricken by Juliets beauty -thus- the seed of their love was planted An insignificant incident led to the meeting of the two lovers and swept them into a course of fate that would lead to his doomed destiny Fate restrained Friar John from delivering the letter to Romeo by plaguing the city he was in On his way to Mantua Friar John stops at a city to find a friend
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