Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet, how does Shakespeare prove that Romeo and Juliet are "star-crossed lovers"?

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The term "star-crossed" means "ill-fated," or destined to turn out miserably, even destined to die (Random House Dictionary). Thus, "star-crossed lovers" would be a pair of lovers who are destined for their romance to end in misery.

The first way that Shakespeare proves that Romeo and Juliet are "star-crossed lovers" is by having them meet purely by chance, or fate, at a party that Romeo and his friends were not supposed to be at. In fact, Romeo tries to refrain from joining his friends in crashing the Capulet ball. He even warns them that he believes some misfortune will come of crashing the ball, even warning that his own...

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