Theme Of Pyramus And Thisbe And Romeo And Juliet

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Have you ever desired to have something or someone so intensely that you would do anything to have it? For example, in the movie Shrek, Shrek had a desire for Princess Fiona so deeply that he did anything and everything to be with her. Well, when I think about love and what a person would do for love two stories come to mind, and they are "Pyramus and Thisbe" by Ovid and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. These characters in the story have many obstacles, barriers, and limitations that tried to challenge the love between two people. To begin with,"Pyramus and Thisbe" and Romeo and Juliet both had a arduous time being in love because their parents didn't approve or like the fact that their children wanted to marry a certain person. In Romeo and Juliet, both sides of the family didn't want their child to marry outside the family. In the story of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo snuck out to talk to Juliet on her balcony. "They longed to marry, but their parents forbade"(947). The author expressing the parents didn’t accept of the person they want to marry. The parents in "Pyramus and Thisbe" wouldn't let them talk to each other or get married. The author says, "The star-crossed lovers whisper sweet nothings through a crack …show more content…

In "Pyramus and Thisbe" there was a wall that detached them from being physically being together. The speaker says, "The hateful wall that separated them..." (947). He expressed that this wall was an unpleasant, dislikable, distasteful wall that separated them. In Romeo and Juliet, the feud between the Montague and Capulet families kept Romeo and Juliet apart. The speaker said, "The fire of your pernicious rage" (1.1.80), referring to the animosity between the Capulet and Montague families. This feud kept them apart just as the wall keeps Pyramus and Thisbe

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