Similarities And Differences Between Romeo And Juliet And Pyramus And Thisbe

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William Shakespeare’s famous play, Romeo and Juliet and Publius Ovidius Naso’s myth, “Pyramus and Thisbe” both contain stories of two young lovers. The play Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona and there is a feud between two families. Romeo and Juliet meet up in a party and fall in love, but when Romeo kills Tybalt, he is banished. A plan to get Romeo with Juliet i, created, yet a tragedy happens. The myth, “Pyramus and Thisbe” is a story set in Babylon of how a wall blocks two lovers from meeting, but a plan is able to put them together for a night, yet again though, a huge tragedy occurs. Romeo and Juliet and “Pyramus and Thisbe” have many comparisons of misunderstandings, mischievous plans, and theme but the two stories also contain many differences of love communication, the characterization, and the way the boys died. To start off, one similarity each story has is that they both have misunderstandings that lead each lover from both stories to tragedies and a difference is how the lovers met each other. Each story has a misunderstanding that result in all lovers deaths in the stories. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo doesn’t receive a message from Friar John which makes Romeo believe that Juliet is dead so he kills himself and after Juliet wakes up from her sleep, she kills herself in Act 5 Scene 3. In “Pyramus and Thisbe, Thisbe drops a shawl and a lioness rips it with bloody jaws and when Pyramus notices the shawl, he immediately believes Thisbe died and kills himself and
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