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- the story of the Prodigal2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — London. A street (76% in)
prodigal = the commonly referenced Christian parable, The Prodigal Son
- A parable is a story told to teach a moral lesson.
- The Prodigal Son is a parable about extreme forgiveness.
- This is a common usage of prodigal; though it more generally refers to anyone (not just The Prodigal Son) who is recklessly wasteful; or perhaps long absent.
There are no more uses of "prodigal" in Henry IV, Part 2.
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