How is fate and free will shown in Romeo and Juliet?

How is fate and free will shown in Romeo and Juliet?

Free will is important to the outcome of Romeo and Juliet; however, fate also plays a very important role. The reason that fate plays an important role in the outcome of this play is because there are things that happened in the play that none of the characters were able to control, or change.

How did fate cause Romeo and Juliet’s death?

He entered the tomb where Juliet appeared to be dead, and then he killed himself. If fate allowed Juliet to wake up even 2 seconds before Romeo committed suicide, I’m sure they’d both be alive, but that is not what happened. It is evident that fate is the cause of their tragic end and their families’ new beginning.

What age did Juliet Get Married?

Is Juliet too young to get married? In Act I, scene iii, we learn that Juliet will turn fourteen in a little more than two weeks, meaning that she’s thirteen during the events of the play. Legally, girls in Elizabethan England could marry as young as 12 with parental consent.

Does Capulet want Juliet to marry Paris?

3.5: Lord Capulet expects that Juliet will be grateful that he has found her a handsome and eligible husband. Instead, she refuses to marry Paris and can give no clear explanation why.

Why does Lord Capulet want Paris to marry Juliet?

The Capulet family are social climbers. Paris is aristocracy, a relative of Prince Escalus. The marriage would boost the Capulet’s social standing. Also, being aligned with the Prince through a marriage between Paris and Juliet would give the Capulet family more leverage in their ongoing quarrel with the Montagues.

Why is Lord Capulet hesitant on marrying Juliet to Paris?

Expert Answers Lord Capulet is initially reluctant to accept Paris’s proposal that he marry Juliet because he feels his daughter is too young to marry. Capulet suggests the proposal of marriage be delayed for two years so Juliet has more time before she becomes a bride. My child is yet a stranger in the world.

Why does Capulet want Juliet to get married so soon?

According to Paris, what is the reason Capulet wants Juliet to marry so quickly? To stop her from being so sad by forcing her to spend time with others. Also he doesn’t want peoople to think Juliet is weird because she spent an unusual amount of time mourning for the death of Tybalt.

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