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.



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.



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



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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