Romeo and Juliet

by

William Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet Symbols

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Light/Dark and Day/Night

Romeo and Juliet complicates traditional notions of light versus dark and day versus night. Light is typically a symbol of openness, purity, hope, and good fortune, while dark often represents confusion, obscurity, and doom. Shakespeare…

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Potions and Poisons

In Romeo and Juliet, potions represent emotional escape. Romeo and Juliet both find themselves, at crucial moments in the play, turning to potions and poisons to deaden themselves, temporarily or permanently, to the misery…

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