How does Shakespeare use language to convey his ideas about fate in Act 1,Scene 4 of Romeo and juliet?
Shakespeare uses metaphors to convey his idea that Romeo is controlled by a higher power,like God. He does this by 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 refering 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 risks of following his fate.