Pyramus And Thisbe By Edith Hamilton

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In the mythology story “Pyramus and Thisbe,” by Edith Hamilton, Pyramus and Thisbe live next door to each other. They are in love, but their parents do not approve. They make a plan to meet under a mulberry tree. While Thisbe is waiting, she sees a lioness with blood on her mouth from a kill. As Thisbe runs away, she drops her cloak. The lioness tears the cloak, so when Pyramus comes, he sees the bloody cloak and thinks that Thisbe is killed by the lioness. Pyramus kills himself with his sword because he could not protect Thisbe. Thisbe returns to find Pyramus dying and uses his sword to kill herself. Their blood turns the white mulberries a deep red for their everlasting love.
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