A Fatal Love
One of the most important aspects of a relationship with someone is devoting their self and time to one another. Another way of building a strong base for a relationship is by giving or showing constant support or commitment, which can also be known as loyalty. When love is present, loyalty is as well. When an individual dedicates his or herself to another, they are also relying on each other to stay side by side no matter what may come in their direction. Being loyal to a loved one is not only displayed in life, but also in the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, as seen when Romeo and Juliet get married, Juliet refuses to marry Paris at her father’s command, Romeo risks his own life by going back to Verona to see Juliet, and when both the lovers take their lives for one another.
Romeo and Juliet deciding to marry one another is a huge risk, considering their families pasts. Their devotion to each other, is one of the major roles in the play. The Montagues and Capulets have been enemies for eternities, so there marriage would just simply be not allowed by their families. At the Capulets ball, tybalt is speaking to his uncle Lord Capulet, at this time he states "uncle this is a Montague, our foe".(1.3.63) This gave the reader a better understanding about how much the Montagues and Capulets really despised each other. After realizing how much the two families disliked each other I thought it was a very very bold move by Romeo and Juliet to go through with marrying each other. By devoting themselves to each other, they are risking their relationships with their families. People believed that their love could help heal the life long war between their families. Friar Lawrence stated “for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ anger to pure love.”(2.3.91-92) This represents that maybe something good could possibly come out of there marriage. Obviously there loyalty to each other is the main idea of this play. Being loyal to a loved one is so important.
Continuing to display her devotion to Romeo, Juliet denies her father’s command to marry a man she does not wish to. Through out the play we learn that Juliet is the type of young daughter who listens to everything her parents say, which includes no rebellious behavior. Following rules and expectations isn’t necessarily bad, however Juliet never seems to stick up for her own opinions because of fear. Although she had never gone against her parents word, her loyalty to her one and only love Romeo allows her to finally speak her mind. In the text, Lord Capulet demands Juliet to marry Paris on Thursday. Young and in love Juliet refuses to do what he asks because of her love for Romeo. Since she is in love, she risks her relationship with her own family for another she claims to love. For example in Act 3, Scene 5 Lord Capulet says, “/I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday,/ Or never after look me in the face./ Speak not. Reply...