This question is based on General Literary Principles and Literary Appreciation
The prologue of any work is the
The prologue of a literary work is an introduction that appears at the beginning of the work. It typically provides background information or sets the stage for the rest of the story, poem, or play. The prologue may establish the setting, introduce key characters or themes, or provide context for the events that follow. It serves as an invitation to the reader or audience to enter into the world of the work and become engaged with its characters, plot, and themes. In contrast to the conclusion, which appears at the end of a work and provides a sense of closure, the prologue sets the tone and prepares the reader for what is to come.