The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Relate the relevance of the Prologue to the end of the story.

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There is a strong circularity to this play, when the ending returns to beginning. Thus the last line of the play, "The valley to the waterers, that it yield fruit," is a return to the Prologue where the fruit farmers receive the valley. This circularity, or rather continuity is present in other respects as well. For instance, the Ironshirts are still present in the final act. Brecht is trying to make the audience realize that although the regime may change, the army always stays the same. Thus Grusha sees the Corporal whom she knocked out, and he is still working in the army.