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27th Jun '17 1:44:22 PM yisfidri
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** ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'': Brutus' point of no return occurs in Act II Scene 1, when he yields to the persuasion of the conspirators to murder Caesar.
27th Jun '17 1:31:32 PM yisfidri
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* In ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', Tony and Maria both cross this point when she convinces him to go and put a stop to the rumble. If not for this decision, nothing more than a fist-fight would have occurred; however, Tony's interference backfired and provoked a fatal knife duel that directly and indirectly resulted in three deaths.
27th Jun '17 1:20:43 PM yisfidri
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*** It may be even earlier then that... as Romeo PROVOKES Mercutio into dueling with Tybalt and thus gets himself killed. By acting inexplicably nice to Tybalt, Mercutio was angered because it seemed like Romeo was being a coward (Mercutio didn't know about Romeo's marriage to Juliet).

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*** It may be even earlier then that... as Romeo PROVOKES unintentionally ''provokes'' Mercutio into dueling with Tybalt and thus gets himself him killed. By acting inexplicably nice to Tybalt, Mercutio was angered because it seemed like Romeo was being a coward (Mercutio didn't know about Romeo's marriage to Juliet).



** ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'': Like the ''King Lear'' example above, Titus crosses the line of no return in the very first scene. From the moment he insists on a) the gratuitous "sacrifice" of Alarbus and b) the crowning of Saturninus as emperor despite Bassianus being an immensely superior choice, the play's gruesome and devastating bloodbath is inescapable.
** ''Theatre/Othello'': Othello's point of no return probably occurs in Act III, Scene 4, when he engages in a pseudo-ceremony with Iago to swear vengeance against his wife and Cassio. Here he declares his mind will never change, and never again does he doubt the evil delusions that Iago has planted in his mind, until after he has strangled the innocent Desdemona.

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** ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'': Like the in ''King Lear'' example above, Lear'', Titus crosses the line of no return in the very first scene. From the moment he insists on a) the gratuitous "sacrifice" of Alarbus and b) the crowning of Saturninus as emperor despite Bassianus being an immensely superior choice, the play's gruesome and devastating bloodbath is inescapable.
** ''Theatre/Othello'': ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'': Othello's point of no return probably occurs in Act III, Scene 4, when he engages in a pseudo-ceremony with Iago to swear vengeance against his wife Desdemona and Cassio. Here he declares his mind will never change, and from this point on he never again does he doubt the evil delusions that Iago has planted in doubts his mind, delusional suspicions until after he has strangled the innocent Desdemona.fatally smothered his wife.
27th Jun '17 1:15:16 PM yisfidri
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** ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'': Like the ''King Lear'' example above, Titus crosses the line of no return in the very first scene. From the moment he insists on a) the gratuitous "sacrifice" of Alarbus and b) the crowning of Saturninus as emperor despite Bassianus being an immensely superior choice, the play's gruesome and devastating bloodbath is inescapable.
** ''Theatre/Othello'': Othello's point of no return probably occurs in Act III, Scene 4, when he engages in a pseudo-ceremony with Iago to swear vengeance against his wife and Cassio. Here he declares his mind will never change, and never again does he doubt the evil delusions that Iago has planted in his mind, until after he has strangled the innocent Desdemona.
5th Jun '17 7:41:26 AM erforce
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* Howie from ''Film/TheWickerMan'' seals his fate by ''not'' having sex with Willow.

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* Howie from ''Film/TheWickerMan'' ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'' seals his fate by ''not'' having sex with Willow.
7th Apr '17 7:22:02 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', Eponine doesn't take Valjean's advice not to return to the barricade.

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* In ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', Eponine doesn't take Valjean's advice not to return to the barricade.barricade because she is hopelessly in love with Marius.
1st Mar '17 10:49:06 PM ZoeticCob
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** Rostam is cautious and patriotic to fault when it comes to fighting the Turanian champion who unknown to him is his son. Considering Sohrab's immense strength and fighting prowess and considering his own age, Rostam denies his true identity even when Sohrab repeatedly asks him if he is indeed Rostam, because Rostam fears that he might lose and the Turanians would be unstoppable if they no longer feared the threat of Persia’s greatest warrior.

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** Rostam is cautious and patriotic to fault when it comes to fighting the Turanian champion who unknown to him is his son. Considering Sohrab's immense strength and fighting prowess and considering his own age, Rostam denies his true identity even when Sohrab repeatedly asks him if he is indeed Rostam, because Rostam fears that he might lose and the Turanians would be unstoppable if they no longer feared the threat of Persia’s greatest warrior. Lying mortally wounded in Rostam's arms Sohrab tell his father, "I gave you every hint there was, your love did not budge an inch!"
1st Mar '17 10:37:30 PM ZoeticCob
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** Rostam is cautious and patriotic to fault when it comes to fighting the Turanian champion who unknown to him is his son. Considering Sohrab's imense strength and figjting prowess and considering his own age Rostam denies his true identity even Sohrab repeatedly asks him if is Rostam, because he fears that the Turanians would be unstoppable if they no longer feared the threat of Persia’s greatest warrior.

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** Rostam is cautious and patriotic to fault when it comes to fighting the Turanian champion who unknown to him is his son. Considering Sohrab's imense immense strength and figjting fighting prowess and considering his own age age, Rostam denies his true identity even when Sohrab repeatedly asks him if he is indeed Rostam, because he Rostam fears that he might lose and the Turanians would be unstoppable if they no longer feared the threat of Persia’s greatest warrior.
1st Mar '17 10:32:52 PM ZoeticCob
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** Sohrab's naivete causes him to keep his identity and the armband that Rostam had given to his mother specifically so that he would be able to identify his child hidden. This eventually leads father and son into battle with tragic consequences.
** Esfandiar's obsession with becoming king causes him to ignore his mother's advice and play into his father's hand by fighting Rostam.

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** Sohrab's naivete causes him to keep his identity and the armband that Rostam had given to his mother wife (Sohrab's mother) specifically so that he would be able to identify his child child, hidden. This eventually leads father and son into to unknowingly face each other in battle with tragic consequences.
** Rostam is cautious and patriotic to fault when it comes to fighting the Turanian champion who unknown to him is his son. Considering Sohrab's imense strength and figjting prowess and considering his own age Rostam denies his true identity even Sohrab repeatedly asks him if is Rostam, because he fears that the Turanians would be unstoppable if they no longer feared the threat of Persia’s greatest warrior.
** Esfandiar's obsession with becoming king causes him to ignore his mother's advice and play into his father's hand by fighting Rostam. Rostam to gain the crown. It's never a good idea to fight Rostam, even if you are invincible like Esfandiar!
1st Mar '17 10:05:29 PM ZoeticCob
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* ''Literature/The Shahnameh'': Being an epic, there are many examples. Some of the more famous ones are:

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* ''Literature/The Shahnameh'': ''Literature/TheShahnameh'': Being an epic, there are many examples. Some of the more famous ones are:


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** Esfandiar's obsession with becoming king causes him to ignore his mother's advice and play into his father's hand by fighting Rostam.
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