EXAMPLES OF FATE
Fate is shown three main times in the play. It starts in the intro/prologue where Shakespeare basically reveals the outcome of the play in the first fourteen lines.
The next example is how Romeo and Benvolio are on the street when the servant passes by and asks them to ready the names on the list. It seems to be a coincidence, but is a massive twist of fate.
The last example is when Romeo practically read the future and predicts what will happen later in the play.
I fear, too early: for my mind misgives
My mind has warned me that If I go to early….
Some consequence yet hanging in the stars
There will be an unchangeable consequence…
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
That will mercilessly begin today…
With this night’s revels and expire the term
With tonight’s enjoyment it will bring the end to…
Of a despised life closed in my breast
A life that I’ve always hated…
By some vile forfeit of untimely death.
By a unfair death before my time…
But He, that hath the steerage of my course,
But God that chooses the paths I take in life…
Direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen.
So I shall let him! Lets go my friends.
I think this verse is very affective because Shakespeare hints at the outcome of the once again. He also spectacularly uses the idea of fate and an uncontrollable future.