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Romeo And Juliet Figurative Light

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In Act 1 scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare heavily addresses the motifs of light and dark “Some consequence yet hanging in the stars… with this night’s revels, and expire the term,” (1.4.114&116). Stars literally and figuratively represent light. Figuratively they represent the “star-crossed” or fated love of Romeo and Juliet. Which leads to “some consequence” and “expire the term” meaning the death of the two teens. Both express figurative darkness regarding the figurative light perpetrated by their great love. “…night’s revels,” illustrates a literally dark meaning in relation to the stars. Literally when light presents itself, dark backs it. To the same extent- when love manifests hate or “darkness” often follows. Connecting these
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