Prologue And Act One Scene One. Rome And Juliet

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Prologue and Act One scene One. Romeo and Juliet Is a famous play written by Shakespeare. This is a well know play for the endless love between Rome and Juliet and how it is a tragic play of forbidden love because of an ancient grudge between both families , but in fact Shakespeare makes it clear that the play contains allot of conflict and it actually includes more violence than love. In the Prologue the audience is presented with a brief summary of the play. This informs the audience as it helps them decide whether the play is worth watching from the beginning. 'Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene...' The opening lines of the Prologue are important because they paint a picture for the audience of what could and should be - fairness and dignity. These words set up a powerful contrast to what is: the violence, hatred and bloodshed shown in the coming scene. It will be against this violent backdrop that the pure love of Romeo and Juliet will have to struggle. Also Shakespeare purposely includes all the conflict in the prologue as it will grab he interest the audience. The prologue contains all the criteria’s to make a sonnet as it contains; fourteen lines, divided into three lined verses and It also ends in a rhyming couplet. Although it is set out as a sonnet, Shakespeare doesn’t conform to traditions and instead of the usual sonnet about love, Shakespeare transforms it and makes mainly about conflict. There is a lot more violence than love in included in the prologue, as shown through the quotes: ‘death marked love.’ This tells the audience that there is and events that leads to suicide, and a tragic ending. The amount of conflict will affect the audience as it will shock them, as lack of romance stuns the audience as they are expecting romance but get violence instead, making the play intriguing more . But also

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