Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the scene in the prologue just before the old man begins his story.
There are children huddled together. They are gathered in close so that they can all hear the story. There is a fire going and the bright faces that are watching for the story lighten the place more for the old man. The old man takes a drink of his wine while trying to think of the perfect way to start the story.
2. How does the old man start the story in the prologue?
He begins the story by explaining to the children that they know of a beginning. He explains to them the characters and that they are from beyond this time. He also tells them that they came to Ireland through the Dance of the Gods.
3. What does the old man explain about worlds in the prologue.
He tells the children that those that fought, fought not to save one world, but to save many worlds. When the children asks how many worlds there are the old man compares the number of worlds to the number of stars and says you cannot count either one accurately. He also tells the children that if the demons had one then all the worlds would have been changed, just as a man can be changed into a demon.
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