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Romeo and Juliet - Questions Edit 0 0 30…PROLOGUE
1. Who speaks the Prologue?
The Chorus speaks the prologue.
2.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.
3.In what poetic form is this Prologue?
4. Highlight 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.
5.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.
6. What themes are established in the Prologue?
The theme of hope, love and despair are established.
ACT 1 SCENE 11. How does Shakespeare start the play so that he gains the attention of the “groundlings?”
Shakespeare begins the play with a witty conversation between two of the Capulet servants, and this attracts the attention of the reader.
2. Highlight lines 58-59. Our first introduction to Benvolio comes when he says these words. What do they reveal about his character?
It reveals that Benvolio is a peaceful guy that wants to keep the peace in Verona and does not want to fight.
3. Highlight lines 64-65. Our first impression of Tybalt occurs in these lines. What do we learn about his character?
We learn that Tybalt is a short-tempered person that is full of hate for the Montagues.
4. Highlight lines 90-91. What is the tone of the Prince’s speech? In these lines he makes a new decree. What is it, and why is it important?
In the Prince's speech, it is revealed that he is a very powerful and stern person. He wants to keep the peace in the streets of Verona, so the Prince creates a new decree that if either of the families, Capulet or Montague cause another commotion in the streets that they will pay for this with their lives.
5. When we first see...