Romeo and Juliet

Books can differ from their messages or intent. However, the novels that were read in Honors English were on quite the contrary. Many of the books read this year have a similar view of the world. The idea or message trying to convey is your fate is inevitable. All three of these books show fate through their main characters and their challenges in life. Generally, their fate determines the end of the book. This message is exemplified in Romeo and Juliet, Antigone, and The Odyssey.

Starting off with the idea of inevitable fate is the play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare. This play is about two teenagers who are falling in love but fate holds them back. Romeo and Juliet’s outcome is foreshadowed in the first page of the book with the narrator saying Romeo and Juliet would die. Their fate is not what caused them to die but all the events in between. The teens used fate to draw them to each other and try to overcome their fighting families. It was fate that they met at the ball, it was fate that Romeo was confessing his love while Juliet stood on the balcony unaware of his presence, and it was fate that Juliet saw Romeo and felt a pull to be with him even if it was in another life. In addition to Romeo and Juliet being supports of   fate Antigone is also.

Antigone’s story is very different but that doesn’t mean fate did not step in.
Antigone used fate with her dad
It was fate that Hameon would fight to be with her and end up killing himself
It was fate antigone hung herself
Antigone used fate to get what she wanted
The 2 brothers fought
Furthermore, The Odyssey shows multiple examples of fate.

The Odyssey shows fate through Odysseus the main character
Fate kept sending him off course
No matter how hard he tried to get home his journey was always offset by something
His men kept tampering with his fate and messing things up (lotus eaters)
His fate caused him to extend a journey that was not wanted but later added to his life
made him a better...