Loyalty Is Existing

*Carla Mendez*

"A Tragic Love Story"

Romeo and Juliet is the story of two people who instantly fall in love a first sight. They are not allowed to be together though. This is because of their family's names and backgrounds. Their families never really got along. Romeo and Juliet attempt to find a way to be together without causing any more conflicts and trying to stay loyal to their family names. They eventually find a way to get married yet Juliet is forced into getting into a different marriage. Things go downhill from there because Romeo and Juliet may not be able to be together anymore...

Is there "Loyalty?"

Act 2 Scene 2 Romeo -

I pray thee, chide not; she whom I love now
Doth grace for grace and love for love allow;
The other did not so.

- Romeo is stating that he is now going to be loyal to Juliet.

Act 3 Scene 1 Mercutio -

Come, sir, your passado! (Draws)

-Wants to fight for his family's name

Act 3 Scene 1 Tybalt -

Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries

That thou hast done me: therefore turn and draw.

-Tybalt is being loyal because he is fighting for his family, and defending the Capulets.

Act 3 Scene 2 Juliet -

O, find him! Give this ring to my true knight

And bid him come to take his last farewell

-Even though Romeo killed her cousin, she was still being loyal to him because she still accepted that she loved him and it didn't matter to her, and she was still gonna stay by his side.

Act 3 Scene 1 Benvolio -

Romeo, away, be gone!

The citizens are up and Tybalt slain.

- Benvolio knows that Romeo did wrong yet still wants to be there for him, and help him so he doesn't get caught, since they are family.

The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride is similar to Romeo and Juliet. In this movie Simba and Nala have a daughter called Kiara. Simba becomes protective but Kiara still escapes. She wandered off and ended up in some forbidden lands. She met a young cub by the name of  Kovu. What she didn't know was that Kovu is the son of Zira who was a follower of the known Scar. This automatically made a reasoning as to why they couldn't be friends or anything. Romeo and Juliet relates to this because they fell in love yet were not supposed to be with each other because of their family's names. Both stories have the theme of loyalty because the both attempted to stay true to their families, yet wanted to stay true to eachother.