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Essay heading: "More light and light, more dark and dark our woes".
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Bright light, therefore, represents Blanche's youthful sexual innocence, while poor light represents her sexual maturity and disillusionment. One of the play's most consistent visual motifs is the contrast between light and dark, often in terms of night/day imagery. This contrast is not given a particular metaphoric meaning?light is not always good, and dark is not always evil...
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This contrast is not given a particular metaphoric meaning?light is not always good, and dark is not always evil. On the contrary, light and dark are generally used to provide a sensory contrast and to hint at opposed alternatives. One of the more important instances of this motif is Romeo's lengthy meditation on the sun and the moon during the balcony scene, in which Juliet, metaphorically described as the sun, is seen as banishing the "envious moon" and transforming the night into day...
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"More light and light, more dark and dark our woes".   Discuss the symbolism of light in the play, particularly the image of the light bulb. It can be argued that scene 9 in which Mitch forces Blanche under the light bulb is the climax of the play. Discuss. Refer to the evolution of Blanche's inner co...   Light Vs. Dark   Light V. Dark   The Analysis Of Light And Dark   Dark and Light Imagery Within The Hobbit     Light and Dark Imagery In Rome and Juliet   Light vs. Dark Imagery- The Scarlet Letter     How Has The Law Regarding The Common Law Right To Reasons For Decision Differed Between Australia And The Uk In Light Of Osmond? Have Things Changed In Light Of More Recent Developments? To What Extent Should The Principles Of Common Law Judicial ...   A Spectrophotometric Analysis of the Absorption of Green Light Versus Red Light Absorption in Spinach Leaves   Light Skin Vs. Dark Skin   Balder: God Of Light, Joy, Purity, Beauty, Innocence, And Reconciliati    
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