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Comparison Of Two Love Stories: Pyramus And Thisbe And Romeo And Juliet

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So many love stories have the same plot and events happening as in other stories. Pyramus and Thisbe and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet are a great example of how similar two love stories can be. There are many affinities between these stories that make them almost identical. The stories both are not only love, but tragedy as well! You can see this from the title of Romeo and Juliet, but not as much in Pyramus and Thisbe. So when you read these stories, you will not be expecting them to be so much alike! In the two great love stories The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and Pyramus and Thisbe, there are many similarities.

First of all, in both The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet as well as Pyramus and Thisbe, the two lovers are kept apart because of their parents. Romeo and Juliet are kept separated because their families are in a feud, Pyramus and thisbe are kept separated because their parents did not want them to get married. Juliet says, “My only love sprung from my only hate!/Too early seen unknown, and known too late!” (Act I, Scene v, page 830, line 137). This tells the reader or audience that Juliet loves Romeo even though he belongs to the opposing house. The only thing keeping Romeo and Juliet apart is their families, but there are two things keeping the other lovers apart. Pyramus and Thisbe are not only held apart by their parents, but also by one wall. That one wall is what keeps them from truly expressing their love for each other.

Secondly, in both The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and in Pyramus and Thisbe, the two lovers plan to meet somewhere secretly. Romeo and Juliet plan to meet at Friar Lawrence’s to get married, Pyramus and Thisbe plan to meet at the mulberry tree just to be with each other. On the balcony, Juliet says, “If that thy bent of love be honorable/Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow/By one that I’ll procure to come to thee/Where and what time thou...

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