Role of fate/destiny in his plays.

April 13, 2010 11:15am CST
Shakespeare uses a lot of drama and destiny in his plays, I have found, and I think it may have soemthing to do with all that they had available to them when these plays were created. I mean, they didnt have props or anything which explains that great dramatics and visual acting of course, but the fate aspect, to me, seems more like just what time had then as a fad. God and all that. What do you think the role of fate or destiny is in Shakepeares plays?
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@petersum (4525)
• United States
14 Apr 10
Fate and/or destiny was indeed popular at the time. Shakespeare was only giving what his audience wanted. In fact, it became even more popular a little later. Imagine the age of alchemy combined with the star gazing! It really is hard to understand Shakespeare's era. His plays are set in far off lands (Italy) whereas most people of that time rarely traveled further than a horse could carry them in a day. These unknown factors make Shakespeare fascinating.