Oh, be some other name! What does a name mean? The thing we call a rose would smell just as sweet if we called it by any other name.
Act 2 Scene 3
Holy Saint Francis, this is a drastic change! Have you given up so quickly on Rosaline, whom you loved so much? Then young men love with their eyes, not with their hearts.
Nurse, he’s a man who likes to hear the sound of his own voice. He says more in one minute than he does in a whole month.
Act 2 Scene 4
Now, I swear, I’m so angry that I’m shaking all over. That rotten scoundrel! (to ROMEO) Now, please, may I have a word with you, sir? My young mistress asked me to find you.
Romeo spies on Juliet lamenting on her balcony. She feels sad that her love comes from her enemy, and questions the concept of names. She asks Romeo to be some other name, as his personality will remain the same.
Friar Lawrence asks Romeo if he still obsesses over Rosaline. Romeo responds by bluntly saying that he now loves Juliet, daughter of Capulet himself. Friar Lawrence is shocked at the sudden change, and briefly chastises Romeo before reluctingly agree to marry Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo meets with Mercutio and Benvolio, followed by the Nurse asking for Romeo. Mercutio begins to insult the Nurse by saying rude jokes to her, much to her disapproval. She tries to ignore them and says to Romeo that Juliet sent her to inquire about him. Romeo responds by saying he has arranged for marraige, and leaves the Nurse some money.