Romeo and Juliet - star crossed loversPaper Rating: Word Count: 1615 Approx Pages: 6
In the play Romeo and Juliet the Chorus refers to Romeo and Juliet as "star crossed lovers ¬Ě. Is this a fair assessment of the role and action of the two lovers? In your answer you must consider two other characters.
In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the main characters, Romeo and Juliet, are described as ňústar crossed lovers'. From the opening scene of the play the Chorus says that the two young lovers from feuding families were destined to fall in love with each other, and eventually they would die together. Perhaps it was just fate that brought the two to fall in love, or maybe it was personal choice, or perhaps other influences such as the Friar Laurence and the Nurse played a part in the two lovers tragic future.
The concept of fate and fortune is first introduced in the Prologue, when the Chorus refers to Romeo and Juliet as ňústar crossed lovers'. This implies that Romeo and Juliet are ill fated and there is nothing they can do to avoid their tragic outcome. When the chorus says ňúThe fearful passage of their death-marked love', the chorus is suggesting that their fate has already been decided. Perhaps the phrase ňústar