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Romeo and Juliet Essay Max DeLap Light imagery is a very important aspect of Romeo and Juliet There are many references to light and dark in the childrens relationship The light imagery is a recurring theme in the story It is very important in setting the mood in their relationship The depiction of light and dark is often jumbled in the story Sometimes light is good and dark is bad and more often it is the other way around In the balcony scene when Romeo was swearing his love to Juliet she says O swear not by the moon thinconsistent moon that monthly changes in her circle orb lest thy love prove likewise variable 22 line 110 In this quote Juliet is telling Romeo not to swear his love by the moon because it waxes and wanes constantly and she did not want his love to be the same way This quote condemns night time because of the moon and its changes On Romeo and Juliets only night together they pretend that the sun rising is just a reflection of the moon More light and light the more dark and dark our woes 35 line 36 This quote from Romeo is a direct example of reverse light imagery Because they can only be together at night and Romeo must leave for exile at dawn Romeo and Juliets troubles become worse or darker by day and the mood is lighter for them at night When Juliet is preparing to be married to Paris and her and the friar devise a plan to help her and Romeo escape to Mantua together the friar says and that very night shall Romeo bear the hence to Mantua 41 line 117 and Ill have this knot knit up tomorrow morning42 line 24 show once again how Romeo and Juliet are happy at night than they are during the day because they can escape together
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