Romeo And Juliet Loyalty Quotes

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Romeo and Juliet “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life/ Who’s misadventured piteous overthrows/ Doth with their bury their parents’ strife,” (Shakespeare 1.Prologue.6-8). Romeo and Juliet is a play about two young lovers who are bound to fall in love. However, the fighting between their families made it forbidden for them to be with each other. These lovers show an unfortunate fate, leading to their deaths that ends the feud of their families. In this play, three characters, Mercutio, Romeo, and Juliet show disloyalty and loyalty in some moments throughout the play. First character who shows both loyalty and disloyalty is Mercutio. Mercutio shows loyalty when defending Romeo, but after he gets badly wounded by Tybalt, he curses both families saying, “A plague o’ both your houses” (3.1.96). To begin, this quote shows Mercutio’s disloyalty towards Romeo by cursing both families. Meaning, he’s also cursing Romeo because he’s from the Montague family, even though Romeo and Mercutio are good friends. Before Mercutio shows his disloyalty, Mercutio was loyal to Romeo by defending him as a friend, but right after fighting Tybalt for Romeo and had been badly wounded, he shows his disloyalty. …show more content…

When Romeo fights Tybalt, he shows loyalty to Mercutio, but also shows disloyalty to Juliet when he says, “And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now!/ Now Tybalt, take the ‘villain’ back again/ That late thou gav’st me, for Mercutio’s soul” (3.1.120-123). For this quote, this shows Romeo’s loyalty to Mercutio by having his vengeance to Tybalt for Mercutio. Aside from loyalty, this quote shows that Romeo is being disloyal to Juliet because he is fighting Tybalt and Tybalt is Juliet’s cousin. Besides Tybalt being Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt is also Romeo’s family because he married

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