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In Shakespeares play Romeo and Juliet many unfortunate tragedies occur due to uncontrollable acts of destiny There are three separate branches of disaster the first being the immediate families then there are the secondary characters and finally there is fate Romeo and Juliet are innocent victims of circumstances beyond their control Being together was never their destiny The two enemy families influence the couple to make rash decisions After the role of the families the secondary characters play a very prominent position Neither Romeo Juliet nor anyone else can control the misfortunes in ones life It is impossible to control anyones future and in this case the variables do not help The families interference in their childrens lives indirectly results in many disasters The constant disputing among the Capulets and the Montagues has a negative reaction with the rest of the family especially Romeo and Juliet On one occasion the quarrel was so terrible one of the towns officers had to come and said Down with the Capulets down with the Montagues Ii72 The officer wanted to end the fighting and saw no way to end it The fighting is a large aspect of the play the first brawl that the audience witness opens the first scene It started with some words and progressed until swords and officers were involved It seems that Shakespeare wanted to indicate that these families were always bickering so he decided to have it commence the play Capulet plays a double role fighting as well as the marriage arrangements Capulet forms new troubles when he accepts Paris offer to marry his only daughter Capulet thinks it is a grand idea but Juliet is none too pleased This situation causes some tension between father and daughter Lady Capulet tells Juliet to Marry my child early next Thursday morn IIIv113 thinking that it would lift her spirits It would be customary to marry young since the purpose of women in Elizabethan times
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