Romeo and Juliet

Light and Dark, Romeo and Juliet? (English Controlled Assessment)

Can someone tell me how the theme of love is portrayed through the idea of light and dark in Act 1 Scene 1 please? Super stumped and need a bit of guidance...

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Light and dark becomes a major motif in this play, especially when it comes to love. Conlider the light imagery when Romeo first sees Juliet at the Capulet party.

"O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright... It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night / Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear"

There are metaphors to Juliet and the rising sun in the darkness, Juliet shining brighter than stars, Romeo being cut out of stars....This imagery becomes a metaphor for passionate love, life, and death.