Feb 9, 2009

"That which we call a rose..."

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) -

Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet meet and fall in love in Shakespeare's lyrical tale of "star-cross'd" lovers. They are doomed from the start as members of two warring families. Here Juliet tells Romeo that a name is an artificial and meaningless convention, and that she loves the person who is called "Montague", not the Montague name and not the Montague family. Romeo, out of his passion for Juliet, rejects his family name and vows, as Juliet asks, to "deny (his) father" and instead be "new baptized" as Juliet's lover. This one short line encapsulates the central struggle and tragedy of the play.


  1. Hi KJ,
    Ah, Romeo and Juliet just in time for Valentine's day. Love is all around!

    It was good to hear from you! I bet you are having the best time planning the wedding. SO exciting!

    Yes, it's cold here but today it's in the 50s....yeah!
    Hugs, DebraK

  2. I must admit that I am a long-time lover of Romeo and Juliet. I can't imagine anyone not loving such a wonderful tale of lovers.

  3. I will NEVER forget going to Omaha with with my Jr. High class (probably 7th grade)and seeing the movie....and we were giggling when Romeo's naked backside was shown and the 9th graders were all disgusted with us.....HA!
    Love that movie still though.....regardless of my immaturity at the time.

  4. One of my favorite plays. Have a great night....m..


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