Last lines of Romeo in Act 1 Scene 4

I fear too early, for my mind misgives

some consequence yet hanging in the stars

Shall bitterly begin this fearful date

with this nights revels, and expire the term

of a depised life clos’d in my breast

by some vile forfeil of unimely death

but he that hath steerage of my couse

Direct my sail ! on, lusty gentlmen !

 

How does shakespeare use language to convey this ideas about fate in Act 1 Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet.

 

Statement:

Shakespeare uses metaphor to convey his ideas that Romeo is controlled by a higher power, like God.He does this having Romeo refer to himself as a vessel which is being captained by God.

 

Example:

“He that hath steerage of my course, direct my sail.”

 

Explanation:

This proves that shakespeare is referring to God because the captain is the helmsman of a ship who directs its course. Romeo has decided, in spite of his misgivings, to take the risk of following his fate.

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