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Bob Garrard Do you believe in fate To answer the question you must first have a correct idea of what fate is A definition of fate would be the power that is supposed to settle ahead of time how things will happen Could there be such a power that rules our lives and if so why Romeo and Juliet the two young lovers in William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet ended up becoming a large part of what could be called fate Fate seemed to control their lives and force them together becoming a large part of their love and the ending of their parents hatred Fate became the ultimate control power in this play and plays a large part in modern everyday life even if we dont recognize it Maybe we dont recognize it because we choose not to or dont have faith like we used to but the fact remains that fate controls what we do throughout all of our lives A large part of the beliefs for both Romeo and Juliet involve fate They believed in the stars and that their actions werent always their own Romeo for example 14115-120 he says Some consequence yet hanging in the starsby some vile forfeit of untimely death But he that hath the steerage over my course Direct my sail Hes basically saying to his friends that he had a dream which leads him to believe that he will die young because of something in the stars something that will happen He ends with he that hath steerage over my course which implies that he does not have control over his life if he looks to another power above himself to direct him He does not feel that he is the one who makes decisions it is all a higher purpose a different power Were all sort of like the puppets below the puppeteer Hes asking for that puppeteer to direct his sail or
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