“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon.” (2.2 2-23)
“Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What´s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face. O, be some other name Belonging to a man. What´s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet. So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called.” (2.2 42-48)
“Romeo and JulietJuliet's House
“I should have been more strange, I must confess, But that thou overheard´st ere I was ware My true-love passion. Therefore pardon me, And not impute this yielding to light love, Which the dark night hath so discovered.” (2.2 107-11)
“Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow, That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops-.”(2.2 12-13)
Romeo sneeks into Juliet's house to express his love for her. (Light & Darkness)
“A thousand times goodnight.” (2.2 164)
“A thousand times the worse to want thy light. Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books, But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.” (2.2 165-167)
Romeo uses light to symbolize the goodness and hope that Juliet radiates and the quote that he says here really shows just how deeply he admires her. According to Romeo, Juliet makes all the darkness go away with the light she sheds. It is very dangerous for him to be at the Capulet house, and yet he is still willing to risk it for the sake of seeing Juliet, because of how deeply he loves her.
Act 3 Scene 1
“It was the lark, the herald of the morn, No nightingale. Look, love, what envious streaks Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east. Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. I must be gone and live, or stay and die.” (3.5 6-11)
“Yond light is not daylight, I know it, I. It is some meteor that the sun (exhaled) To be to thee this night a torchbearer And light thee on thy way to Mantua. Therefore stay yet. Thou need´st not to be gone.” (3.5 12-16)
This quote Juliet says above is the first time in the story when the readers really see what Juliet thinks of the forbidden love between her and Romeo. It shows how though she loves Romeo with all her heart, she is trying to make the right decision because she knows that it is not the wisest decision to make. She is having an internal conflict with herself about whether to do what´s right or do what she truly wants to do.
Romeo & JulietJuliet´s House
“Some say the lark makes sweet division. This doth not so, for she divideth us. _ O, now begone. More light and light it grows.” (3.5 29-30 & 35)
Once again, Romeo mentions the light that Juliet carries within her and how much he needs her, because that light gives him hope. He needs her light to overcome all the darkness in his life.
Romeo and Juliet reminisce and acknowledge Romeo´s exile. (Light & Darkness)
“Madam. Your lady mother is coming to your chamber. The day is broke; be wary; look about.” (3.5 39-40)
“Farewell, farewell. One kiss and I´ll descend.” (3.5 42)
Romeo explains how things were going so well after he and Juliet got married , with saying the first line of the quote above, explaining how the marriage gave him hope, hence a lark was mentioned. However, he then goes to explain how all the events that followed were nothing but darkness, saying that the night´s candles are burnt out.
Juliet explains here how she believes that there is simply no hope in their love , as she once thought there was. She does not know what to think anymore, and though they are still married, the recent events have proved nothing to them but the fact that they are doing the wrong thing.
“More light and light, more dark and dark our woes.” (3.5 36)
What Juliet says here shows that though she is discouraged, she is still willing to hold on to the little bit of hope left in her. This shows how she, as a character, is very optimistic, and she always tries to look at the bright side of things, which is why Romeo constantly refers to her as light throughout the story.
“Then, window, let day in, and let life out.” (3.5 41)