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Romeo and Juliet Esssay

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Sumeet Desai
Ms. Gordon
February 9, 2011
Fate's True role in Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare's Romeo Juliet had many characters which played immense roles in Romeo and Juliet. Whether it be the foils, the Nurse or Mercutio or Lord Capulet. Carefully, Shakespeare made each character have a purpose in the play. Lemony Snicket says, Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like. Fate played such a role in Romeo and Juliet by either helping their love lives or plainly making their lives hell.
Fate reached out its hand to Romeo, to help the dear Romeo with his love life. Romeo, still submerged in his present love-lockdown with Rosaline, consciously seek a someone that would help with his intricate love life. That someone became fate. While speaking to a serving man, Romeo says, "Stay fellow...I can read...Rosaline." (I.2.61-75) Fate sent down an angel from the heavens to help confused Romeo with his live life. That angel came to become the human, serving man. Ensuring the two fated lovers would meet together, Fate decided to add its dash of charm to Romeo's story by making the party held by the Capulet's a masked party. Romeo says, "We mean well going in this masque, 'tis no wit to go" (I.3.50-51). Obviously, Romeo wouldn't attend a party held by his enemy, for it would be his funeral if he chooses to, due to Fate's actions of making the party a masked one, he may attend safely. Then, his further confession of love for Rosaline may proceed. Fate opens a door for Romeo, one that makes Romeo's life all the merrier.
Fate opened a door for Romeo, one that would make his life all the better, but Romeo enveloped by a newfound greed broke Fate's only rule and will suffer the consequences. William Shakespeare says, “What fates impose, that men must needs abide; It boots not to resist both wind and tide.” Fate opened a door for Romeo to Rosaline, but greedy Romeo...


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