Similarities Between Romeo And Juliet And Pyramus And Thisbe

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William’s Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Ovid’s “Pyramus and Thisbe” are two stories that are alike in many ways. Both stories have a significant symbol that has the same meaning or impact as the other. Ultimately, the main similarity of these two works is the misunderstanding, miscommunication, and the interference between the two couples, that later lead to a tragic outcome from both tragedies. These stories also teach the readers important lessons that can one-day come in handy in the real life. The readers read both tragedies and look at the mistakes that both couples made and take note of them so they will never commit a mistake like that.
In both stories, there is the main downfall, in “Romeo and Juliet”, its the miscommunication between both sets of lovers, which ultimately leads to tragedy. One main example is how Friar John failed to give Romeo the message of Juliet 's fake death and which leads him to want to commit suicide so he wouldn 't have to live without the love of his life. “Is it e 'en so? Then I defy you, stars! / Thou know’st my lodging. Get me ink and paper, And hire post horses. I will hence tonight” ( Act 5, Scene 2, Line 25-27 ). This quote shows Romeo’s outrage when Balthasar informs him of Juliet’s death. This downfall is not the same as Pyramus and Thisbe’s though, it is close, but not entirely similar. In Pyramus and Thisbe, their main downfall is the misunderstanding. For example, when Pyramus sees Thisbe 's torn up the cloak, soaked
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