Comparing Names In Romeo And Juliet And All The Bright Places

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The play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and the novel All the Bright Places written by Jennifer Niven, demonstrates how both writers use the significance of names to emphasize the characters portrayal in the plot line. Shakespeare’s use of names sets an obstacle in order for the marriage of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet to occur. Specifically, Juliet’s soliloquy is, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other word would smell as sweet” is displaying that names play a role in the order of events, because the name of a person might not affect his personality, just how others view him (2.2.43-44). This quote is reiterating that if Juliet knew that Romeo was a Montague before meeting him, she would have not allowed herself
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