The Theme Of Loyalty In Romeo And Juliet

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Loyalty, A Double-Edged Sword What is loyalty? Loyalty is often telling a person whatever they want to hear, and sometimes loyalty can kill. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence tries to stop the feud between Montagues and Capulets by using their only children. After he tries to help he continues his loyalty to Romeo and Juliet. He tries to help them run away together. After a series of five deaths, he succeeds in uniting the families, but failed in his obligation to Romeo and Juliet. Oblivious to the negative consequences, Friar Lawrence’s ‘loyalty’ to Romeo and Juliet leads to their deaths, showing the theme that loyalty is a double-edged sword. The next time Friar Lawrence was ‘loyal' was when he married the
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