Essay on Love and Loyalty in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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Love and Loyalty in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

In the play Romeo and Juliet (by William Shakespeare), I will be staging the fifth Scene of Act 1. Arguably, this scene is the most crucial point in the play, as this is where they both meet, and their love and loyalties divide between them and their families. This scene displays how the love of both Romeo and Juliet from different parties confronts divided loyalties for them, as they either have to be loyal to their families or to each other, but not both as the two loyalties are in direct conflict with each other, being from each others enemy's party.

They display they love and are loyalty to each other by what is said, 'My only
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Here you see the Montague servants (again, will be gang members) being loyal to there master after hearing Capulets party boasting. After which, Romeo, who comes out at night and stays In his room is confronted by Benvolio (fellow Montague) to see why he is sad, and he explains how he is in love with a girl who does not love him back, but this is only an infatuation as he only speaks of her beauty i.e. 'What doth her beauty serve as a note.' Benvolio tries to persuade him to forget about her and that the cure is to look out some other fine looking girls. Romeo refuses, again showing loyalty to his 'so-called' love. Here, at first, there will be dim lights, to express Romeo's infatuation but gradually get lighter. This part will be quite slow though it is a short bit.

Later that day, by coincidence a servant appears asking them a question, and they find out a party is being held that evening, one that is of Capulets. Romeo reluctantly goes with Benvolio and Mercutio (friend) to the party, and he meets Juliet, daughter of Capulet, and falls in love. But Juliet father has plans of marrying Juliet off, which will cause problems. As this will be in daylight, there will