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The Tragedy of "Romeo and Juliet"
An examination of the role of fate in Shakespeare's greatest love story.
# 91402 | 1,495 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper examines the role of fate in "Romeo and Juliet" and details the difference between immature affection and adult emotion as it relates to William Shakespeare's play.

From the Paper:

"Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet blamed fate for their problems. "O, I am fortune's fool," Romeo cried after he murdered Tybalt, a sentiment that he echoes in several other scenes as well. (Line 136, Act III, Scene I, p. 1122) Had Romeo willingly offered the knowledge of his marriage to Juliet when Tybalt engaged him, however, he would never have been exiled by the Prince, and the absence of that grand punishment would have changed the direction of Romeo's path entirely."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Evans, G. Blakemore, and J.J.M. Tobin, Editors. The Riverside Shakespeare: The Complete Works. 2nd Edition. "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet." Pp. 1104 - 1139. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997.

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