Romeo and Juliet

10 ways Juliet uses night?

Act 3 Scene 2


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As she waits in her room for Romeo to arrive, Juliet delivers one of the play’s most elegant soliloquies about her beloved. The Nurse enters, distraught and speaking unclearly; Juliet can only discern that someone has died and that someone has been banished. As she did in the previous scene, the Nurse refuses to tell Juliet what she knows. Instead, she allows Juliet to believe that it is Romeo who has been killed. Here are a few ways she peronifies the night:

Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds,
Toward Phoebus' lodging.

(I wish the sun would hurry up and set so Romeo can come at night)


Lovers can see to do their amorous rites
By their own beauties,

( I wish night would come so that lovers can get down to business!)