Romeo and Juliet

Is Romeo really fortune's fool?

So basically I need examples from the book that tells that if he really was fortune's fool and if he was not give examples for that too.


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Romeo says, "Oh I am fortune's fool". Romeo means that he was not cut out to have a good destiny. Instead of good things happening to him, fortune has played him for a fool. After the death of Tybalt and Mercutio, Benvolio has told Romeo that the Prince has banished him from Verona. In many ways, Romeo is referencing the prologue when the audience is first told about the tragic fortune of the two young lovers. It is, however, the tragic flaw in Romeo that brings about his bad fortune. His impulsive passion without forethought drives much of his bad fortune in the play. The hasty killing of Tybalt is a good example of this.