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Tombs and Wombs

Friar Lawrence's rumination on soil as both a tomb and a womb works as a metaphor of one of the play's central themes. The “misadventure'd piteous overthrows” of  Romeo and Juliet in the Capulet tomb at the end of the play gave birth to a growth of amity between their two families.

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The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night

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