Juliet calls to Romeo from her balcony perch:
"Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?" It is easy to think
that she means "Where are you Romeo?"
If you think so, you've missed the meaning of
the verb, "wherefore," in Shakespeare's time. Then, "wherefore"
So, the quotation from Juliet translates better
as her asking why Romeo is who is (that he comes from a
family that is an enemy of her own). Remember that language
changes with time!
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