6th March 2018


How does Shakespeare use language to convey his ideas about fate in Act 1 Scene 4 of Romeo And Juliet:

Shakespeare uses metaphor to convey his idea that Romeo is controlled by higher power, like god. He does this by having Romeo refer to himself as a vessel which is being captained by god. ” He that hath steerage of my course, direct my sail!” This proves that Shakespeare is referring to God because the captain is the helmsman a ship who directs its course. Romeo ha decided in spite of his misgivings to take the risk of following his fate


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