Treachery and loyalty have different outcomes but they can have the same causes. Illustrate how the author shows both of these actions and how they can be related.
The difference between treachery and loyalty is a big theme of The Copper Crown Patricia Kenealy. Keltic culture and laws are based on good will and loyalty toward all Kelts. But the Keltic traitors were still loyal, just not to the same thing that everyone else was.
One of the traitors was bought with money. His loyalty was the weakest, and he also did the least for the conspiracy. He tried to turn his fellow conspirators in after he was captured. This is the weakest way to earn loyalty or assure treachery. Someone can always offer more money. Those people are also probably more interested in themselves if they took the money in the first place. Loyalty can also be bought, such as the paid Fomori Berserkers. So, the idea is the he is loyal, but only to himself.
Princess Arianeira is a different matter. She hated Aeron because she thought the Aeron had betrayed their friendship. Since she was isolated from the Throne world she had no way of talking to Aeron to find out what had actually happened. When she finally got a chance to talk to Aeron, she discovered that her friend truly still did love her and that she had done all sorts of wrong to her country for no reason. She begs forgiveness from the Ard’rian and sets up the eventual destruction of the invaders. She never lost her loyalty to her friends; she just thought that she no longer had any friends.
The author was trying to show audiences that treachery is still loyalty. Those who were considered treacherous were just loyal to something else. Kynon was loyal to himself and his desires. Arianeira was loyal to her hate but eventually rediscovered her loyalty to the kingdom. Not only can treachery be produced by the same ways as loyalty, it is just loyalty to something else.
Again, I think that the depth of the essay was limited by the question. Although recommended by a teacher, I did not like this authors style or topic. I would give this essay a five, for length, insights and not having a strong central focus.