Romeo And Juliet "Consider the role of Fate, Fortune and The Stars in the play."

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The play "Romeo And Juliet" is doubtless one of the most easily recognisable and well known pieces in all the Shakespearean works, if not the whole of English literature. Shakespeare's play is based on a narrative poem by Arthur Brooke in 1562 named 'The Tragicall History of Romeus and Juliet'. It has become the ultimate love story and adaptations of the play exist all over the world in many different formats. "Romeo and Juliet" is a …

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…Juliet was destined for death so that their parent's feud would be over. What is for sure, though, is that the whole structure of the play itself rests upon the fate from which the two lovers cannot escape. In my opinion the words that most accurately summarise the play and rather appropriately end my essay are: "For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." (Act 5 Scene 3 L. 308-309)