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    The tales Romeo and Juliet and Pyramus and Thisbe were created by different authors and with partly the same storyline. Ovid was the creator of Pyramus and Thisbe, a story about two lovers that sneak out to be with each other. William Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet, a play about the grudge of two households. The lovers escape and get married, which causes lots of confusing factors. Some of the similarities between the tales were that the lovers were forbidden to see each other, so they went behind the backs of their unaware parents. In both stories, they made an escape plan to run away and be together. The last of their similar parts was that both of the couples died because of their love for one another. In both stories Pyramus and Thisbe and Romeo and Juliet, they weren't allowed to be together. In Pyramus and Thisbe, two young lovers are separated by a wall and their parents forbade their love for one another. Ovid states, "They longed to marry, but their parents forbade" (947). In Romeo and Juliet, their love is separated by a long-lasting grudge between The House of Montague and The House of Capulet. Lord Capulet wanted Juliet to be with Paris, a Capulet, not Romeo, who is a family rival. Lord…

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    about in “Pyramus and Thisbe” and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. In the stories, Thisbe and Juliet are both faced with the same question, and they both choose the same fate. Although Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is based off of Ovid’s poem, “Pyramus and Thisbe” both portray the scenes differently, and in a way, better than one another. While Ovid writes about the plot, characters, and conflict with very vivid descriptions, Shakespeare portrays them better than Ovid’s…

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    The story of Pyramus and Thisbe reminds me a lot like the story of Romeo and Juliet. One of the biggest similarities is the young unstoppable love that both couples shared. Romeo and Juliet agreed to run away to be together, which in many ways is similar to what Pyramus and Thisbe planned to do. Pyramus and Thisbe agreed to meet in the woods so that they could be together. Another similarity in both stories is the disapproval of the parents. In Romeo and Juliet the families did not get along,…

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    Uniting Social Classes

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    Uniting social classes can be a difficult task; however, the use of comedy in a play can ease the tension, and the divide between the two groups. In William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Rude Mechanicals’ production of Pyramus and Thisbe proves to be an effective way to unite two social classes in Act 5, Scene 1 and further the comedy within the play. Although Hippolyta is quite unwilling to watch their play at first, Theseus begs that she gives the Mechanicals an opportunity to…

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Shakespeare also deals with the importance of dreams in the process of creating art. He creates this entire play through his own imaginings, dreams and reflections. It is the performers of Pyramus and Thisbe who introduce the audience to this alternative magical world. It is interesting to consider the dream-like nature of love for example when Titania awakes and falls in love with Bottom. Bottom cleverly states “reason and love keep little together nowadays.” At the end of the…

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    Echo” and “Pyramus and Thisbe” stood out to me the most. The stories brought me to a time of my life that was very dark. I went to my best friend’s house one day, and told me that she was in love with an ex-boyfriend of mine, who happen to be her neighbor. She was going to ask him out as soon as he comes out of his house. She looked so happy, but I knew this guy and I did not want to see her hurt. Before I could tell her anything, the boy came out, and she was running over to him. I had to watch…

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    As in Ovid’s tale “Pyramus and Thisbe,” in “Romeo and Juliet,” Shakespeare communicates the theme that familial hindrances upon a romance may induce the deaths of the lovers involved; however, these deaths may allow for the families to attain peace. Shakespeare further develops this theme, insinuating that such situations may prove avoidable, rather than maintaining an inextricable tie to human nature. Shakespeare initially mirrors the theme of “Pyramus and Thisbe,” as the families of Romeo and…

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    The play, Romeo and Juliet, is very similar to the story, “Pyramus and Thisbe,” yet also very different. One similarity is that the lover’s family members don’t agree with their developing love and marriage. Another similarity is that the couple would go about their way to try and get in contact with each other, but both storylines display this in different ways. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo would secretly go to Juliet’s place, but in “Pyramus and Thisbe,” both of them could only see each other…

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    Have you ever risked your life by completing unthinkable tasks for the one you love? Traveled to the most dangerous places on Earth in the hope of seeing your love’s face once more? Would you rather die than live without your soul mate? Many characters in Edith Hamilton’s, Mythology, put their lives in ultimate danger to be with their true loves. Through the stories of Pyramus and Thisbe, Cupid and Psyche, and Orpheus and Eurydice, it is shown that sometimes you must act with extreme behavior to…

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    In both “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and Pyramus and Thisbe retold by Edith Hamilton, the events characters experienced were based solely on their own personal choices. In Pyramus and Thisbe, they had known each other their entire lives, and they had fallen in love with each other. So much so that they had made plans to be together. It is stated that “They decided that that very night they would try to slip away…” (Hamilton 488). As shown, these were plans that they…

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