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Homework Help: Shakespeare

Posted by Jasmine on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 8:49pm.

We are learning about Romeo and Juliet. And its my first time learning about them. And Im just wondering about the literature that Shakepeare uses, like its so strong and so different from the literature of today.
I have a few general questions on it, I would really like to know why he has a Prologue in the starting of his plays? Is it sort of like a trailer for the audience?
Also how come Montague and Capulet do not like one another, I don't get it, they are kind of like rivals.

These lines are really important of the prologue:

A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;
Whole misadventured piteous overthrows

Why is this line so important? Cause it points out how tragic the play is? What emotions are involved?

Also this line is also very important, The Prince is saying this to Montague and Capulet when they fight on the streets for the third time.

"If you ever disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay for the forfeit of the peace."

How come this line is known as one of the important ones?

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