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R&J Quotes Essay

  1. 1. Romeo & Juliet Quotes<br />Who do you think was responsible for the tragic death of the famous couple, Romeo and Juliet? Perhaps you believe it was a character in the story or maybe even Romeo and Juliet themselves. From my perspective, I believe it was fate or destiny that decided when it was time for Romeo and Juliet to meet their death. Fate is responsible for the tragic outcomes of the play, Romeo and Juliet, because fate is an event that has already been decided whether or not it is going to happen.<br />“A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life (chorus prologue: 6).” An unlucky pair of kids from enemy families become in love and kill themselves. Romeo and Juliet are destined to die so that they can the fight between each other’s families. “I fear too early, for my mind misgives some consequences yet hanging in the stars….by some vile forfeit of untimely death (Romeo 1:4:113-118).” I have a feeling this party will be the start of something bad, something that will end with my own death. Romeo has a feeling that his death is nearby. <br /> “Go ask his name.-If he be married. My grave is like to be my wedding bed (Juliet 1:5:134,135).” Go ask. If he’s married, I think I’ll die instead of marrying anyone else. Juliet foreshadows her own death-her grave ends up becoming her wedding bed. “Amen, amen….then love-devouring death do what he dare; it is enough I may but call her mine (Romeo 2:6:3-8).” Whatever misfortune occurs they can’t ruin the joy I feel with one look at her. All you have to do is join our hands with holy words, and then love-destroying death can do whatever it wants. All I want is to call her mine. Romeo foreshadows his own death by daring death to do whatever it wants, as long as he gets to marry Juliet. <br />“O God, I have an ill-divining soul. Methinks I see thee now, thou art so slow as one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyesight fails, or thou look’st pale (Juliet 3:5:53-56).” Oh, God, I have a soul that predicts evil things. Now that you’re down there, you look dead in the bottom of a tomb. Either my eyes see wrong or you look pale. Juliet foreshadows how she will look at Romeo for the last time-with her in her tomb. “I still will stay with thee….and shake the yoke of inauspicious stars from this world-wearied flesh (Romeo 5:3:115-121).” I’ll stay with you and never leave this tomb. I’ll remain with worms that are your chamber maids. Oh, I’ll rest here forever. I’ll forget about all the bad luck that has troubled me. By dying with Juliet, Romeo believes he will escape the burden of the stars that has not been kind to him or Juliet. <br />To summarize, I think fate is responsible for the tragic outcomes of the play, Romeo and Juliet, because fate is an event that has already been decided whether or not it is going to happen. Who am I to blame fate, perhaps it’s something else or someone else. Who do you think is to blame for the tragic outcome of Romeo and Juliet? <br /> <br />

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