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Who is the speaker of the prologue?
Instead, the speaker is “the chorus” — probably a group of the actors who are about to perform the play. The reason I say that the chorus is not a character in the play is because, in the Prologue, the chorus is explicitly speaking to an audience about a play.
What does the chorus communicate in the prologue in Romeo and Juliet?
In the prologue to Romeo and Juliet, the chorus sets the scene. It provides useful background information concerning the long-running feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. Not only that, it also tells us that Romeo and Juliet, the star-cross’d lovers, will tragically die.
What is the prologue in Romeo and Juliet?
The Prologue refers to an ill-fated couple with its use of the word “star-crossed,” which means, literally, against the stars. But the Prologue itself creates this sense of fate by providing the audience with the knowledge that Romeo and Juliet will die even before the play has begun.
Who narrates Romeo and Juliet?
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What is a prologue purpose?
A good prologue performs one of many functions in a story: Foreshadowing events to come. Providing background information or backstory on the central conflict. Establishing a point of view (either the main character’s, or that of another character who is privy to the tale)
What event is foreshadowed in the prologue?
The deaths of Romeo and Juliet are the most heavily foreshadowed events in any of Shakespeare’s plays. We learn that the lovers will die in the Prologue: “A pair of star-crossed lovers… Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife” (1.1..).
What 2 Things did Benvolio discover at Montague’s home?
Benvolio has learned from a Montague servant that Romeo did not return home; Mercutio spouts some unkind words about Rosaline. Benvolio also relates that Tybalt has sent a letter to Romeo challenging him to a duel.
What two families are fighting?
The two feuding families are the Capulets and the Montagues.
Do you bite your thumb at us sir?
Abra : Do you bite your thumb at *us*, sir? Sampson : [to Gregory] Is the law of our side if I say aye? Gregory : NO! Sampson : No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir!
What drug does Mercutio give Romeo?
Romeo agrees on hearing that Rosaline, with whom he is in love, is attending. They meet their friend, Mercutio, who has tickets to the party, and Romeo takes ecstasy as they proceed to the Capulet mansion. The effects of the drug and the party overwhelm Romeo, who goes to the restroom.
What is a prologue example?
Sometimes we provide a short prologue before launching into a story. For example: “I was hanging out with Sandy and Jim the other night.