Romeo And Juliet Moon And Darkness Quotes

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The Sun, the Moon and Darkness
“Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.” is a quote by William Shakespeare. This quote represents the opposite of Romeo and Juliet because they valued each other and the love they receive from one another. As we read the play Romeo and Juliet we see different symbols. These symbols represent various things that are important to the plays structure. The sun, the moon and darkness are three of these important symbols. The motif’s that we see in this play because they would not be in the play if they were not important to the play. Everything we see in this play was written for a reason because it all helps with the plot. These symbols help move the play along because the sun is tied to Juliet, the moon signifies Romeo and Juliet’s relationship and darkness conceals through the play.
In the text, the sun is a very important symbol because Juliet is …show more content…

The moon is big in the text because it is the Goddess Diana (from Roman mythology; the goddess of chastity/purity). “{Romeo} Arise fair sun and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she.” (Act II Scene II lines 4-6). In this quote, Romeo is saying that the moon goddess is jealous of her maid (Juliet) because of how beautiful she has become. Another reason that the moon is important is because the moon is celestial, meaning it is out of reach. Since Romeo also compares Juliet to the moon in the Balcony Scene, this means that Juliet is out of reach to Romeo. The Shakespeare shows this by having them live in rival houses. This tells us that them being married is forbidden. Romeo and Juliet weren’t even supposed to meet. The reasons that the moon is an important symbol in the text is because the goddess of the moon (also chastity/purity) is jealous of Juliet’s beauty and that the moon represents Romeo and Juliet’s forbidden

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