What are the values in Romeo and Juliet? E.g. loyalty, friendship, filial piety, loveWhat are the values in Romeo and Juliet? E.g. loyalty, friendship, filial piety, love

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Loyalty is questionable as really the story does not show loyalty as a major theme, except in certain situations such as Romeo's avenging Mercutio's death.  Romeo and Juliet, however, are not at all showing loyalty to their families as their families would see it.  Friendship and love are definitely the strongest values presented in the play.  The two coming together show love for each other, and Friar Laurence hopes that their love will be enough to bring an end to the feud the families have been fighting for so long.