Romeo and Juliet – Oh, I Am Fortune’s Fool
Romeo tells Benvolio, his friend, that the Prince will kill them if they are caught. He refers to himself as “Fate’s fool.” He is referring to the prologue, which shows the audience that Romeo and Juliet are doomed to misfortune.
The play opens with a chorus, which gives the audience a rough outline of the plot. It adds tension to the play and suspense. During the chorus, the theme of fate is explored. The scene moves on to the Citizens who ask Romeo who killed Mercutio.
Romeo speaks of fate as his destiny. He is destined to die tragically. However, he refuses to accept responsibility for his actions and ends up being fate’s fool. In the end, his actions end up bringing him a tragic end. This scene is among Shakespeare’s best.