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  1. Macbeth is a story of a man put into a position of power that he can not control.
  2. The story of Romeo and Juliet is one that is well known for its wonderfully tragic romance, famous quotations, and unforgettable scenes.
  3. The two dramas, Macbeth, and Romeo & Juliet, are two completely different stories, with completely different meanings and moralities.
  4. Through the passionate emotions of greed, lust, murder, etc, that Shakespeare proves his point.
  5. This concept defined each of these two dramas in Shakespeare's own clever way.

In many of William Shakespeare's dramas, a theme that seems to appear habitually is fate. Fate is defined as the ?supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events, and the inevitable events predestined by this force.? Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet are two stories in which fate guided by strong emotion is the central theme that brought each story to its respective end. There are interesting aspects of these two stories that draw parallels, but at the same time are completely different.

[...] Evaluating the forces of fate through Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet In many of William Shakespeare's dramas, a theme that seems to appear habitually is fate. Fate is defined as the ?supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events, and the inevitable events predestined by this force.? Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet are two stories in which fate guided by strong emotion is the central theme that brought each story to its respective end. There are interesting aspects of these two stories that draw parallels, but at the same time are completely different. [...]


[...] Then shortly after, the lamentable timing of Romeo's suicide and Juliet's awakening, further strengthen the argument that fate is what is driving this play, and what drove Romeo and Juliet to their deaths. In Macbeth, the forces of fate were that of greed, lust, power, etc. However in Romeo and Juliet, the forces of fate focus more on love, destiny, devotion, and commitment. Although the forces of fate worked differently and for different reasons in the two plays, the intangible energy of fate is them to their respective ends. [...]

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