Archetypes In The Stories Of Pyramus And Thisbe

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Archetypes in all forms play a large role in mythology, making audiences then and now understand the story more easily. One type of story that maintains a consistent pattern are stories of star-crossed lovers. Of the stories about romance, many share a similar story line. Stories like Pyramus and Thisbe depict two people in an intense love, but some obstacle, usually disapproval of the relationship, keeps them from being together and the lovers’ lives end tragically. Pyramus, the maiden, finding her beloved lover dead, said, “‘Your own hand killed you,’ she said, ‘and your love for me. I too can be brave. I too can love. Only death would have had the power to separate us. It shall not have that power now,’” (Hamilton 103). When Pyramus kills
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