‘The Prologue Of Romeo And Juliet Introduces Many

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‘The Prologue of Romeo and Juliet Introduces Many Themes That We Are Forced to Confront Even in the First Scene’ When reading the prologue, it is evident to see that the barefaced reason for the presence of the Prologue is deliberately to introduce the varying themes of the play in it, which is set in the town of Verona, where Romeo and Juliet begin their deep emotional journey, progressing through lust, love and eventually, death. We can analyse all the main features set very early on during the play, and through this, examine the deeper, more meaningful uses. The Prologue not only merely underpins the main genres and motifs and sets the scene of Romeo and Juliet; it engages the audience into wanting to know what will happen in the duration of the play. Even from the very first line of The Prologue, the scene is set; and listeners’ intuition will undoubtedly think that the phrase that adducts to an ‘ill-fated couple’ with its use of the word “star-crossed,” which means, literally, against the stars. Stars, in 16th century Verona (and Italy) were thought to determine certain people’s fate. But the Prologue, in its duration, has already established itself. It has already created an aurora. This creates an atmosphere that denotes that the feeling of fate provides an incline. As an audience, they already have the knowledge that Romeo and Juliet are onto the course of death, even before the play has begun. The audience, already assuming this, have the expectation of watching the play; knowing that the expectation, in this prologue must be fulfilled. The way in which the play is structured suggests that it is from the series of unfortunate events and fate from which Romeo and Juliet cannot escape and do eventually die. We're told how the children of these two families (that would be Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet) will fall in love. The prologue
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