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There are three key areas that we can look at to see what factors were most responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet These are Fate and Destiny Circumstances and Characters These factors should cover the broad spectrum of causes and factors that contribute and perhaps be the most influential in the culmination of the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet The first group of factors that I am going to look at is the interference of Fate and Destiny An example of Fate and Destiny playing a part in the tragedy is in Act 1 Scene 2 Lines 72-87 where Benvolio suggests to Romeo that they go and gate crash the Capulet masked ball ROMEO A fair assembly Whither should they come SERVANT Up ROMEO Wither To supper BEVOLIO At this same ancient feast of Capuletss Sups the fair Rosaline whom thou so loves With all the admir beauties of Verona Go thither and with unattainted eye Compare her face with some that I shall show And I will make thee think they swan a crow This quotation shows that Fate may be influencing the pair to go to the Capuletss ball through Benvolios suggestions The reason why this is considered as Fate influencing them is that there is no deliberation over whether they are going to go or not It is almost as if it the course of action had already been predetermined Another example of Fate and Destiny playing a part in the tragedy is on Act 3 Scene 1 Line 55 however this reason and quotation may also crossover with the factor of Circumstance due to the nature of the passage The passage shows that Romeo will not be taunted into fighting Tybalt despite been barbed ROMEO Tybalt the reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage To such a greeting Villain am I none Therefore farewell I see thou knowest me not The
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