Thomas Desmet’s Chance Post

Romeo and Juliet were possibly killed by chance. The prologue starts of by saying, “Whose misadventured piteous overthrows” .The word ‘misadventured’ means it was an unlucky tragic accident. Chance was what caused their death. Another example is when the servant who is supposed to invite the guests cannot read. He then meets Romeo and Mercutio and read about the party. The servant was just at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Before all of that, the nurse wished Juliet, “Happy Nights”(III .i. 106). In act 3, the chance all happened during the fights. When Mercutio and Tybalt are fighting, Romeo intercepts and Tybalt kills Mercutio. People say this was fate but I believe it was chance. Romeo wants revenge and kills Tybalt. That is when he cries out, “O,I am fortune’s fool” (III .i. 132). This all happened on Romeo’s wedding day! The part where ‘Romeo and Juliet’ are famous for is chance, in my opinion. Romeo thinks Juliet dies but she is just in a deep sleep. He commits suicide right before Juliet wakes up. I think that is just bad luck. Others might say it was written in the stars but I disagree.

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