Do the characters in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet have limited control over their destinies?
At the beginning of the play, Romeo and Juliet are called "star-cross'd lovers," which implies that their fates were, indeed, out of their hands. This point could be defended in several ways. First, they are, in a sense, hapless victims of a longstanding feud that only ends with their deaths. Juliet recognizes the implications of this, saying that her "only...
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