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Shakespeares great tragedy Romeo and Juliet tells the tale of two star crossed lovers who through a series of complex twists come to an ultimately tragic end However did Shakespeare intend to suggest that the tragic outcome was due entirely to fate as it suggests through the dialogue of the characters Or otherwise was it due to the personalities of the characters and the unfortunate context of their warring families I will discuss this in my essay Shakespeare begins this play with a prologue to set the scene in which it says death markd This quote gives the impression that the story will be tainted by misfortune from the very beginning of the play Following this quote is one that is said through the dialogue of Romeo By some vile forfeit of untimely death This quote suggests that something out side of his control will act upon him resulting in death Later in the play Romeos character again applies that fate is influencing him This is shown when he says o I am fortunes fool Towards the end of the play Romeo once more suggests that fate played a part in the events that occurred This is shown when Romeo says the following then I defy you stars All of these quotes suggest that Shakespeare evidently held fate responsible for the events that took place in the play However Romeos personality is one that cannot be ignored in this play due to his risk-taking attitude which could have ultimately led to the tragic ending In this play we can see that Romeos risk taking initiates the meeting of Juliet by his attending the Capulets party Romeo is again seen risk taking when he spends the night with Juliet after he has been banished from Verona if he was caught he would face death as a consequence Anyone of these examples are a result of his personality which could have led to his
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