In the play, Shakespeare has shown fate through a series of events that were made to happen. In the Shakespearian times, fate was what controlled their lives and this was the same in Romeo and Juliet because it was a very fate based play. In the prologue, it mentions “Star Cross’d Lovers” which means that they were chosen to be together – by fate; Star meaning chosen by the stars. It also mentions Death Mark’d Love meaning the only way that they could continue their love was with death and the afterlife. Another example was when Romeo and Benvolio ran into the servant who was holding invitations to the Capulet party which was where Romeo and Juliet met and that lead to their marriage an death.