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William Shakespeare wrote many great plays in his day His tale of Romeo and Juliet portrays a tragic love This play ends with the deaths of the key characters Romeo and Juliet because of their forbidden love Many factors contribute to their demise The scene of when they first meet the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio and the final death scene all reveal why the two of them cannot be together in the end Romeo and Juliet are ultimately killed because of their decisions and fate The effects of Romeo and Juliets decisions and fate are first apparent in the scene when they first come together When Romeo says to Juliet in the Capulet party Thus from my lips by thine my sin is purged Iv108 and then he kisses her it obviously exhibitions how they exercise their choice to love each other After discovering each others identities Romeo proclaims My life is my foes debt Iv119 and Juliet states My only love sprung from my only hate Iv140 These lines foreshadow that there will be many impediments keeping them apart and eventually killing them both It might be thought that the tragic ending is caused by them choosing to love each other However if fate does not bring them together in the first place they will never have the opportunity to establish their love Romeo and Juliet are affected by their choices and fate right from the beginning Romeos actions and chance also cause the chaos in Romeo and Mercutios fight scene with Tybalt When Romeo replies to Tybalt when he is first insulted and threatened on the street I do protest I never injure thee but love thee better than thou canst devise IIII67-8 it means he does not mean Tybalt any harm and is walking away from the fight Then Mercutio steps in for Romeo and starts fighting with Tybalt Romeo gets between them which allows Tybalt to kill Mercutio and later
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