by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 1998. All rights reserved.
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet.
Juliet, upon her balcony, wishes Romeo would give up his family name and change it to some other. He, in turn, offers to be "new baptiz'd" with some other name than Montague? But does he follow through? Does he change either his Romeo or his Montague? Naw.
Not for love or for the sake of their two warring families do the
star-crossed lovers change their names. They'll go to any extreme, even drink poison if they must, to avoid that end.
What's in a name? Just about everything.
Continued at... Any Given Name.
Outrider Reading Group
Out of the Past
Artwork: What's In A Name?