What quotes show that fate is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?
Shakespeare announces in the Prologue that Romeo and Juliet are ill-fated because of the unfavorable position of the stars and that they will ultimately commit suicide: "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life." In Act I, Scene 4, even before he meets Juliet, Romeo suggests that fate is about to intercede in his life. After Mercutio's Queen Mab speech, Romeo says, in an aside,
I fear too early, for my mind misgives
Some consequence yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
With this night’s revels, and expire the term
Of a despisèd life closed in my breast
By some vile forfeit of untimely death.