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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Light shapes our lives Without it we would be in a sea of empty darkness White and black are complements of each other expressing different extremes of color Instead of using color and light to visually see William Shakespeare uses color and light to show love between the star-crossed lovers in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare also uses the power of contrasting colors to extend the power of his words These contrasts reflect the feelings of Romeo and Juliet Secondly the contrast of light and dark reflect the intensity of unconventional love experienced by Romeo and Juliet The image of light in its various forms reflects the strength of the love felt by the two lovers Romeo and Juliet The famous pair of star-crossed lovers are often affected by forces which cannot be explained except for the powers of stars Romeo speaking of Juliet in front of her bedroom after the party talks of their meeting as something that is only going on in the heavens not in real life Romeo compares Juliets eyes to twinkling stars Tis not to me she speaksTwo of the fairest stars in all the heavenHaving some business do entreat her eyesTo twinkle Romeo also uses another image to show how the stars cant compare to Juliets brightness What if her eyes were there they in her headThe brightness of her cheek would shame those starsAs daylight doth a lamp her eyes in heavenWould through the airy region stream so bright Contrasts between light and dark emphasize the amount of love felt between the two lovers Changes from light to dark reflect and foretell changes ahead for the couple Sudden flashes of light depict sudden and violent changes Juliet foresees problems approaching when she hesitates in making a commitment as permanent as marriage to Romeo after they have just met I have no joy of this
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