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Pyramus and Thisbe

World Literature Project October 1st 2015.

Catherine Wickens

on 1 October 2015

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Transcript of Pyramus and Thisbe

Pyramus & Thisbe
Ancient Greece
Besides natural events, this myth explains the true forbidden love between Pyramus & Thisbe.
The Theme
Pyramus and Thisbe never had any special powers, besides their love for one another.
Their Powers
By Catherine Wickens
Pyramus and Thisbe
World Literature Project
Ancient Greece civilization lasted from the Archaic period of the 8th to 6th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (c. 600 AD)
The myth was mainly in Ancient Greece.
A lot of philosophy today is based off Greek myths.

Ancient Greeks religion consisted of the myths and gods/heroes of their time.

"Through a crack in one of the walls, they whisper
their love for each other." - Wikipedia
"...stabs herself with the same sword. In the end,
the gods listen to Thisbe's lament, and forever
change the colour of the mulberry fruits into the stained colour to honour the forbidden love."
The theme of this myth is the
forcefulness of love and how it may
end in tragedy.
"she finds Pyramus' dead body under the
shade of the mulberry tree. Thisbe, after
a brief period of mourning, stabs herself
with the same sword." -Wikipedia

"Assuming Thisbe has been devoured, he
stabs himself with his sword. Later, Thisbe
returns, figures out the horrible thing that's
happened, and stabs herself with
Pyramus's sword, too."
- www.Shmoop.com
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