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Two households both alike in dignity In fair Verona where we lay our scene From ancient grudge brakes to new mutiny Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean From forth the fatal lions of these foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Doth with their death bury their parents strife The fearful passage of their death-marked love And the continuance of their parents rage Which but their childrens end naught could remove -The Prologue Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Fate plays a major role in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet The prologue describes Romeos and Juliets fate which we see come up many times later on in the play Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet unwittingly realize they cannot exist in such reality and that a tragic fate awaits them The two families the Montagues and the Capulets continue being rivals all the way to the end of the play until the inevitable In the play there are many pieces of evidence that further present the prologues sad foretold reality Even as early as the first scene of the play we already see some evidence to back up the prologue RomeoAnd makes himself and artificial night I i 38 This passage can be seen as the foreshadowing of Romeos suicide Another line said by Montague which is Unless good council may the cause remove I i 140 also is evidence of Romeos tragedy In the first act Romeo is introduced His great sadness is shown right away and the theme of love is seen as well Through Romeos mellow mood we see how desperate he is for love Romeo is in love with Juliet which is the daughter of an enemy to the house of Montagues Fate is definitely involved here and this innocent love is the first step in a chain of events that lead to
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