Romeo And Juliet And Pyramus And Thisbe Comparison

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William Shakespeare- A famous English poet who wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets. Ovid- A famous Roman poet and retold a lot of Roman and Greek myths. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a tragic love story set in fair Verona. “Pyramus and Thisbe” by Ovid are basically about two young people who got married without their parent's consent. Love is what the two pair of couples have for each other. Angry and Disappointed describe the parents feeling about their children’s relationship. Now the comparison of Romeo and Juliet and “Pyramus and Thisbe” shall begin.
In the two stories there are four main differences and similarities for the first example there is the Wall which comes from “Pyramus and Thisbe” and there are the rival families which come from Romeo and Juliet. The wall in "Pyramus and Thisbe" represents the differences in their families that keep them apart. This can be compared to the feud between the Montague and Capulet families which kept Romeo and Juliet apart. This feud kept them apart just as the wall keeps “Pyramus and Thisbe” apart. Ovid described the wall as, "The hateful wall that separated them..." (947). The Prince said, "The fire of your pernicious rage", referring to the conflicts between the Capulet and Montague families (1.1.80). This is the first example of the
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In Romeo and Juliet, both sides of the family don't want their child to marry the person that they want to marry. Both Parents forbade their children's marriage in "Pyramus and Thisbe" as well. The parents in "Pyramus and Thisbe" wouldn't let them talk to each other or marry. "The star-crossed lovers whisper sweet nothings through a crack in the wall that separates their houses, until they eventually can't take it anymore"(947). In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo sneaks out to talk to Juliet on her balcony. "They longed to marry, but their parents
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