By William Shakespeare
Maybe the main recognized love tale on this planet, Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s so much enduring paintings, and from Shakespeare in Love to Shakespeare within the Park, those star-crossed fanatics have met throughout a crowded level for over 400 years.
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Romanticism can be understood, in fact, as a discovery of the potentiality of darkness. For the Enlightenment, the sun had been the literal emblem of rationality and the power of thought; night, in contrast, meant fear, superstition and madness. But as Enlightenment met 2. By Candlelight 43 its Other, Romance, darkness became the site of imagination, mystery, release. And this cultural development alongside scientiﬁc progress would invest the forms of old lighting, which had made darkness real, with retrospective magic.
The words “suffering,” “tyranny,” and later, “afﬂiction” are allowed into the text, and into her thoughts, only to be denied or passed over, yet they are strong words and register the depth of the misery the compensation seeks to hide. So that the room and its furnishings scarcely exist as an objective setting which she inhabits: instead this is a psychological “nest of comforts,” fabricated out of yearning for the warmth of family and maternal love. This is then, it might be argued, a kind of mise en scène, since “the decor itself becomes an actor,” the room introduced into the novel and later reintroduced, to instate Fanny as displaced and refugee person, whose transient accommodations are perpetually under siege.
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