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What does "O Romeo, o Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo" mean?

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jsmikle003482 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 26, 2008 at 4:25 AM via web

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What does "O Romeo, o Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo" mean?

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crystal-marie | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted December 16, 2008 at 1:36 AM (Answer #2)

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in other words she is saying "Where are you Romeo?"

 

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emzy12 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted February 5, 2011 at 2:08 AM (Answer #4)

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In this scenes Juliet is longing for her beloved Romeo who has so tragically left her. If you read the script, or even watch the film you will understand this.

Juliet is wishing Romeo to be with her: in modern languge "Romeo, Romeo where are you Romeo..."

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Noelle Thompson | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted April 14, 2012 at 8:44 PM (Answer #5)

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This question has already been answered.  Here is a link for you:  http://www.enotes.com/romeo-and-juliet/q-and-a/o-romeo-romeo-wherefore-art-thou-romeo-1217

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jess1999 | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted July 23, 2014 at 6:39 AM (Answer #8)

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It basically just means in modern words , " Romeo where are you ? " 

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a-b | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted November 26, 2008 at 4:29 AM (Answer #6)

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This question has been previously answered:

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bdidsbury | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 6, 2010 at 11:55 PM (Answer #7)

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In Juliet's monologue she is asking where is her Romeo.  The repetition of Romeo's name highlights her longing for him.

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