The Fate of Romeo and Juliet
The disastrous death of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, was fated before their decisions could prevent their deaths. In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, many hints and signs of foreshadowing were given to this tragedy that is fated in the stars. Shakespeare says throughout the book that Fate really controlled the destiny these two lovers face. Even the Prologue points out that their love is "death-marked," and because
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and harsh death of Romeo and Juliet. Even if they had made different decisions and choices, the outcome would still have resulted in their deaths. These beliefs, foreshadows, reminders, and signs of probable occurrences being written in the stars explain how life is predetermined by fate. It is something that one cannot control, and hence, it is the reason that the two young "star-crossed" lovers in this fantastic tragedy encounter what is fated to occur.