Similarities Between Romeo And Juliet And Pyramus And Thisbe

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The Oxford English dictionary defines death as, “The destruction or permanent end of something.” In two stories, both sets of lovers are misinformed and make rash decisions to end their lives. Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare, and it tells the story of two “star-crossed lovers.” “Pyramus and Thisbe” was written by Ovid and gives a vile version of a much shorter Romeo and Juliet, as it is not as long and extensive as Romeo and Juliet is. These stories are both very archetypical, as many parts are similar, and you can predict what is going to happen before it does. Some assets in Romeo and Juliet and “Pyramus and Thisbe” similar and have some startling connections, like berries versus a feud, the lioness versus the Friar, and the cloak and the sleeping potion.
The berries are changed permanently as Pyramus and Thisbe kill themselves and their blood splatters all over the berries. In the story, "Pyramus and Thisbe" it says, "The deep red fruit of the mulberry is the everlasting memorial of these true lovers" (949). The family feud is changed forever as both of the families experience multiple deaths, and they learn to get along. The prince says, "A glooming peace this morning with it brings/ The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head/ Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things/ Some shall be pardon 'd, and some punished/ For never was a story of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo" (5.3.304). They both are changed dramatically after the
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