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  1. In the exposition of this play, Romeo once again associates Juliet with light. For Romeo, Juliet’s presence transforms the dark, gloomy, underground grave into its opposite, a room full of light and joy, a final reminiscence to Juliet’s untimely death. More Essay Samples on Topic

  2. Feb 17, 2018 · Images of darkness and of night abound in Juliet’s soliloquy in Act III, immediately before she learns of Romeo’s murder of her beloved cousin Tybalt. Similarly, Romeo is in the middle of describing a dream involving his own death that he’d had the previous night when he is interrupted by the messenger bearing news of Juliet’s supposed “death.”

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  4. In Friar Laurence’s soliloquy, he described “Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light/And flecked darkness like a drunkard reels/From forth day’s path and Titan’s fiery wheels” (II.iii.2-4). Friar is describing a clash between the light and dark. As sunrises, the darks goes away like “drunkard reels.”

  5. Nov 28, 2018 · Light and darkness are used metaphorically to represent the human condition, and all aspects of love and hate. In Romeo and Juliet, the symbols, light and dark show the two strong forces that pull the young lovers together while also pushing them apart. Romeo compares his lover, Juliet, to light throughout the play, which can represent love.

  6. This essay has been submitted by a student. We can see that in this scene, Romeo confesses his love for Juliet to friar Lawrence: ‘Then plainly know my heart’s dear love is set on the fair daughter of rich Capulet”. Romeo has therefore decided to choose Juliet who belongs to the enemy family of Romeo’s one.

  7. Light symbolizes purity and love while darkness gives off the impression of fear, hate, and violence. In Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, the playwright flips the symbolism, blurring the line between what is good and bad. This gives off the message that not all things appear as they are first perceived.