romeo and juliet study questions-prologue

Who speaks the Prologue? The Chorus speaks the prologue.
What is the purpose of the Prologue? The purpose of the prologue is to introduce the audience to what is going to happen later on in the story.
In what poetic form is this Prologue? A sonnet.
Copy down lines 5 and 6. Explain the importance of these two lines. It tells the audience about the ancient rivalry between the two families and what outcome of the story.
Why does Shakespeare tell us how the story is going to end? In Shakespeare’s writing, it is not about the ending of the story, the most important part of it is the journey that the characters take to get there.
What themes are established in the Prologue? The theme of hope, love and despair are established.

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