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Woods 1 Cameron Woods Mrs. Byrnes Parallel Myths Essay 25 August 2015 Mythical Tales of Love Love is in the air, well pages, with three mythical stories. Love is a feeling an individual gets when one has strong and deep feelings about someone, or something. People will go to the ends of the earth to find it, metaphorically speaking. In the three myths, “Pyramus and Thisbe”, “Baucis and Philemon”, and “Vertumnus and Pomona”, the love is quite different, but love is love. Love is what brought the three stories together in comparison because without it, there probably would not be great endings to all of them. The story about Pyramus and Thisbe is a story about two lovers who live in two different houses, which means they are forbidden to see each other by the rules of their family. As they grew older, they longed to see each other, so they planned to have a secret meeting. Thisbe arrived at the designated location where, to her eyes, spotted a lion with rags of which looked similar to a piece of clothing. She takes this a sign that the lion has ate him so she runs off in distraught. Then Pyramus mistook the puddle of blood beneath the lion as his lover’s blood. He blamed it on himself and committed suicide. Thisbe returns and finds her lover dead. She also commits suicide blaming it on herself. The gods felt sorrow for them so they made blue
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