Death Of Romeo And Juliet Essay

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William Shakespeare, born in 1564, was famous for many of his fine play that was written in his period of time. Shakespeare's plays communicate a deep knowledge of the human behavior, revealed through portrayals of a wide variety of characters. Many of his plays included history plays such as The Lancastrian and Yorkist Kings or comedy plays such as The Taming of the Shrew, a comedy of character, or The Two Gentlemen of Verona. He strengthens his reputation with his famous tragedy play Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is a play with a tragic ending of the two lovers destine to be together. It is the heart trembling tragedy ending of the play that lures readers into the play. Many believe that the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is bad luck and fate and could not be prevented. Fate is something that happens beyond the character's control, Romeo and Juliet have control over everything that they do. The tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet is neither bad luck nor fate, but it is the result of the hasty personality and characteristic. Many, including Henry Alonzo, feel that Romeo and Juliet could not control and overcome their personality and therefor it brought them their tragic ending.Although many feel that Romeo and Juliet's tragic ending is fate and can not be change, Henry Alonzo agues against this saying that character flaws cause Romeo and Juliet's tragic ending. Henry Alonzo Myers feels that "fate…is determined by character and not by chance."(163) Myers states many evidences to show that "character is a deeper and more important influence in human affairs than luck or chance." (160) Is it true that human character has more influence in human affairs than luck or chance? Yes it is. An example is a story about a man who "broke his right leg when he tripped over the same plank"(161) in his doorstep that broke his left leg a year before. This shows that this man would rather risk breaking his leg than fixing the plank. His carelessness and incautious personalities determine his fate of breaking his leg. A similar story is about a man in Pennsylvania who had been hit by a train three times at the same crossing. This man is foolish for his actions, after the second hit anyone would take any possible precautionary to avoid getting hit again by a train. He ignorance personality determines his fate of...

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