"This wind you talk of blows us from ourselves" (1.4.102)
Act 1 Scene 1
"And being angered, puffs away from thence, Turning his face from the dew-dropping south" (1.4.100-101)
Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio(Streets of Verona)
"I fear too early, for my mind misgives. Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars,"(1.4.104-105) Click To Edit"I fear too early, for my mind misgives. Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars,"(1.4.104-105) Help Insert ParagraphUndoes the last commandRedoes the last commandTabUntabSet a bold styleSet a italic styleSet a underline styleSet a strikethrough styleClean a styleSet left alignSet center alignSet right alignSet full alignToggle unordered listToggle ordered listOutdent on current paragraphIndent on current paragraphChange current block's format as a paragraph(P tag)Change current block's format as H1Change current block's format as H2Change current block's format as H3Change current block's format as H4Change current block's format as H5Change current block's format as H6Insert horizontal rulelinkDialog.show Summernote 0.8.11 · Project · Issues
Romeo is talking to Mercutio and Benvolio before going to the Capulet party (Fate)
"Strike, drum." (1.4.112)
But he hath the steerage of my course. Directs the sail! On, lusty gentlemen(1.4.110-111)
The idea that free will cannot overpower fate because of one's actions can be seen in this scene because Romeo's actions, him seeing Juliet, result in his unfortunate demise, proving the theme that no force can overpower fate.
Act 2 Scene 2
"By whose direction foundest thou out this place?" (2.2.79)
Romeo has a feeling that something bad is going to happen soon, foreshadowing his impending death that fate has determined for him.
Romeo and Juliet(Capulet's House)
Romeo's line continues to prove the theme true by telling the audience that he is leaving the control of his life to fate, hoping that fate will guide his life in a positive way.
Romeo and Juliet are having a conversation after Romeo snuck into the Capulet's house after the party (Fate)
The idea that free will cannot overpower fate because of one's pre-existing conditions is shown here because of Romeo and Juliet's separation. They cannot meet each other in front of everyone they know because of the family that they were born into, which is a pre-existing condition.
"By love, who first did prompt me to inquire" (2.2.80)
By saying, "I am no pilot", he is saying that he cannot control his own life/destiny and his life is in the control of fate, since fate is the pilot.
"I am no pilot, yet wert thou as far As that vast shore washed with the farthest sea.(2.2.82-83)
This shows free will cannot over power fate since pre-existing conditions, such as opposing families, may come in the way of one's attempt to rewrite their own fate.
"I would adventure for such merchandise" (2.2.84)
"Thou knowest the mast of night is on my face"(2.2.85)