Choice vs. Chance

This scene from Rome and Juliet relays our groups theme of choice vs. chance because in this scene romeo chooses to kill Tybalt and Tybalt takes the chance of being killed when he enters the fight with Romeo." ...Romeo: this shall determine that. they fight Tybalt falls"Most people would say that choice is an act or instinct of choosing( 1). Most people would also say that chance is a persons luck or fortune( I think that Shakespeare is trying to tell us that the choices that we make can affect the chances that we have.

Our theme of choice vs. chance was shown in the book Romeo and Juliet when the prince heard about Tybalt’s and Mercutio’s death. How everything started and the brawl so when Benvolio told the Prince what happened, the Prince had a choice and a chance. The Prince could have killed Romeo but instead he banished him. Immediately we do exile him hence:I have an interest in your hate's proceeding” . ‘Destiny’ is the choice of people if Mercutio, Tybalt, and Romeo didn’t pick the choices they did the Prince would had to make the choice he had to take. Your destiny relies on your choices.

In this scene, Capulet is threatening to disown Juliet if she does not follow his order to marry Paris. This represents our theme because of the choice Capulet made, and the chance that Juliet can take. Shakespeare is using this theme because it shows how harsh their parents can be towards their children. It shows that just because Capulet does not get his way with Juliet, he quickly becomes desperate to make Juliet follow his will. This also says how parents disregard their children’s feeling in order for the parent themselves to be happy. “Hang thee, young baggage! disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday, Or never after look me in the face”

This symbol of the sign represents Choice vs. chance. This represents choice vs.chance because chance is something you stumble upon while choice is a path you choose to go down. This symbol represents the two paths gone down in life and how easy each are to.This relates to Romeo and Juliet because they fell kin love by chance but they then chose to stay in love.

Just like in Romeo and Juliet there are modern examples of Choice,Verses Chance. One modern example would be the Ferguson riots that happened in Missouri recently. It was by chance that Mike Brown was shot by Darren Wilson on August 9th,2014. It was By choice that the citizens of Missouri, and across the nation protested the matter.

the fault in our stars is a modern adaptation because in the story the two main characters Augustus and Hazel fall in love by chance but they then stay together by choice. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep slowly, and then all at once" .

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