“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.” - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
A name can tell you all you need to know about a story. In the case of Shakespeare, you didn't want to get attached to the character whose name was in the title of the play. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, the Scottish play ...
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