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Act 2 Scene 2 Lines 36-39 and 41-52 36O Romeo Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo 37Deny thy father and refuse thy name 38Or if thou wilt not be but sworn my love 39And Ill no longer be a Capulet 41Tis but thy name that is my enemy 42Thou art thyself thou not a Montague 43Whats Montague It is nor hand nor foot 44Nor arm nor face nor any other part 45Belonging to a man O be some other name 46Whats in a name That which we call a rose 47 By any other word would smell as sweet 48 So Romeo would were he not Romeo called 49 Retain that dear perfection which he owes 50 Without that title Romeo doff thy name 51 And for thy name which is no part of thee 52 Take all myself Lines 36-39 and 41-52 of Act 2 Scene 2 are significant to me because they have distinct levels of understanding and meaning to the play Line 41 goes back to the original conflict that Romeo and Juliet are from feuding houses the Capulets and the Montagues It shows that Juliet does not want her family to fight the Montagues and that she believes it is ridiculous because it is not the people they hate and fight it is their name Montague The section I chose reveals that the kids Romeo and Juliet feel that they can not have what they want because of the parents feuds It makes you feel as helpless as they are because you know that with their parents permission to get married they would be happy William Shakespeare uses an analogy in the line It is nor hand nor foot nor arm nor face nor any other part belonging to a man to say that Montague is not any part belonging to a man and that it is just a name In the line That which we call a
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