Making Sense of Scents

What’s in a name?

Juliet:


“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)

 At this point in the play Juliet tells Romeo that a name is just a an artificial and meaningless convention, – it is the person that is important. She is in love with the person who happens to be called “Montague”, not the Montague name itself, nor  the Montague family.

It could have been blue, purple, pink, orange, yellow......

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