Homework Help

Is the death of Romeo and Juliet due to fate or flaws? Do you know any quotes from the...

boo's profile pic

Posted via web

dislike 2 like

Is the death of Romeo and Juliet due to fate or flaws? Do you know any quotes from the text that support either side?

2 Answers | Add Yours

gbeatty's profile pic

Posted (Answer #1)

dislike 0 like

The phrase "star-cross'd" would refer to the heavens, like an astrological prediction. However, I think the wonder of the play is the way that they die due to both. If they didn't love so passionately, if Juliet had married Paris, if Romeo had been true to Rosalind, if they hadn't gone so crazy with grief at the end (all of which would be flaws), they'd be alive, but those flaws kill them because of the specific situation.

poetryking's profile pic

Posted (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

read the chorus and yes it is fate

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes