Pride and Honour in William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet
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... and Honour in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
In Romeo and Juliet, while the Montagues and Capulets feel a great deal of familial pride, William Shakespeare warns of pride that goes too far. Both families, blinded by arrogance, honor their family names, but neglect to honor their neighbors and countrymen, resulting in a tragic loss. While this flaw can be seen in many characters, Tybalt and Capulet provide an interesting parallel. Tybalt’s hot temper and desire to prove himself ultimately result in his death. Meanwhile, Capulet undergoes a progression from violent familial pride in the beginning, to honoring his fellow man in the final scene. Through Tybalt and Capulet, Shakespeare illustrat...