How Does Shakespeare Show Loyalty In Romeo And Juliet

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In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet, Romeo, Juliet, and Tybalt display their loyalties by sacrificing for the ones they love. Tybalt shows loyalty by fighting for his family and friends all throughout the story. Demonstrating her faithfulness, Juliet gives up her own life for all the other people in her social group. Within the play, Romeo exemplifies many qualities of devotion by putting himself through pain for others.
All throughout the story, Romeo exhibits several attributes of a loyal person by sacrificing many things for all the people that he cares about. Showing devotion to friends and family, Romeo feels the need to kill Tybalt in order to avenge his best friend, Mercutio’s, death. Accomplishing this, he has been given …show more content…

At the Capulets party, Tybalt sees Romeo enter and knows that he was never invited to the party, so he wants to attack him for sneaking in but displays devotion by following Capulets order. By leaving Romeo alone, Tybalt shows his restrain from quarrelling Romeo and obeys his uncle’s orders. After banter between Tybalt and Mercutio, Tybalt slays Mercutio, and this helps him exhibit his dependable qualities to his family and himself. Telling Mercutio that he will battle for his life, Tybalt says, “I am for you” (3.1.84). Tybalt encounters a near death experience but he kills Mercutio first, demonstrating that he has a will to hurt someone and puts his own life on the line for others. Additionally, completing his task, so he prepares to leave the scene, then Romeo stops him to avenge and keep loyal to his friend since he has passed. When battling Romeo, Tybalt has his life taken from him and if he did not kill Mercutio in the tussle, then Romeo will not need to murder him. Uncovering his faithfulness, Tybalt presents as a caring and obedience person who will brawl for his life and help

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