'Romeo and Juliet' - Prologue Key Quotations
"The fearful passage of their death-marked love"
The Prologue alludes to the events of the play that are to follow.
Fate; Destiny; Love
Adjective = "death-marked" foreshadows their fates.
"Two star-crossed lovers"
The Prologue suggests that it was their destiny to die. Fate was a massively influential idea in the Elizabethan era, with many believing that their own destiny was written in the stars. Think horoscopes.
Individuality; Society; Victims; Fate
Adjective = "star-crossed" suggests that destiny is planned in the stars. Fate.