Fatal Flaws of Romeo and Juliet

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Fate works in mysterious ways, everyone makes choices out of their own free will which affects their

life at that time, but little do they know that it will ultimately lead to their pre- determined fate. In the

play of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, fate controls the

character by using their fatal flaws against them, Romeo's fatal flaw is his impetuousness,

Juliet’s fatal flaw is her impulsiveness, and Friar Lawrence's fatal flaw is that he is blinded

by his goal to bring peace to Verona.

Fate used Romeos fatal flaw of impetuousness in act 1 scene 4, Romeo reads out a guest list for a

Capulet servant, but decides to go to the party himself, knowing the Capulet’s are his enemy and it

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If Juliet wasn't as impulsive she would realize that she's only

14 years old, and she has her entire life ahead of her, someone who was not impulsive would realize

that one person is not the be all end all of life.

Fate used Friar Lawrence’s fatal flaw of being blinded by his goal of bringing peace to Verona to

control him. Fate used friar lawrences fatal flaw to agree to marry romeo and Juliet against his

better judgment thus setting the entire tragedy in motion. even though friar Lawrence has good

intentions of marrying romeo and Juliet, (to bring peace to the warring families and Verona) he

realizes that more likely than not something bad will come of it, but fate blinds him with his goal to

bring peace to Verona and he carries out with his plan anyways. My evidence for this is "Nor aught

so good but, strain'd from that fair use,/ Revolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse./ Virtue itself

turns vice, being misapplied;/ And vice sometimes by action dignified" (2.3 19-22). This is

important because of the fact that is proves that Friar Lawrence understands how good intentions

can quickly change into bad outcomes before he agrees to help the young couple. The very fact that

he carries out his plan despite his knowledge of this further proves that he is totally blinded by his

goal of bringing peace to Verona. If he didn’t have this fatal flaw he would


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