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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 …

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…her radiant self as well as expressing the affection between the lovers. In addition, Shakespeare uses contrasts between light and to show how great Romeo's love for Juliet is. Romeo expresses love and hope through the images of light. Friar Lawrence takes a similar, yet different approach in using light. Lastly, Shakespeare uses light-related images like the sun, stars, and heavens express love as well as to foretell problems that eventually arise with the couple.