In Shakespeareâ€™s play, â€œThe Tragedy of Romeo and Julietâ€, the two protagonists, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, are â€œa pair of star-crossed loversâ€ Prologue whose tragic death â€œburies their parentsâ€™ strifeâ€ Prologue.
In the play, many factors lead to the death of Romeo and Juliet; among these are fate, impulsive love and the rivalry between the Montague and Capulet family.As one of the central themes of the play, fate plays an important role in Romeo and Julietâ€™s death. Through out the play, fate seems to control Romeo and Julietâ€™s lives and forces them together and apart. One example of how fate brings the two lovers together is in Act 1 Scene 2, where Capulet Servant invites people to the party, Romeo sees the invitation list with Rosalineâ€™s name on it and decides to attend the party which results in the first meeting between Romeo and Juliet. Another example of why fate is to blame for this tragedy is in Act 5 Scene 1, where Friarâ€™s letter does not reach Romeo due to a random incident.
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To a large extent, fate is not the only cause of the loversâ€™ misfortunes; Romeo and Juliet are responsible for their own death as well, due to their impulsiveness.In the play, both Romeo and Juliet allow their passion to control their judgments, which eventually leads to their suicides. When Romeo finds himself madly in love with Juliet, he completely forgets about Rosaline, a sign of immatureness and lack of consideration.
â€œThou cuttâ€™st my head off with a golden axeâ€ Act 3 Scene 3 is a perfect example that shows Romeo being verbally impulsive. Likewise, Juliet contributes to this â€œrushed relationshipâ€.