Shakespeares_Use_of_Mythology.docx

Listen to both our prayers do not begrudge us whom

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Listen to both our prayers, do not begrudge us, Whom death has joined, lying at last together 105 He heard the name of Thisbe, and he lifted His eyes, with the weight of death heavy upon them, In the same tomb. And you, O tree, now shading The body of one, and very soon to shadow And saw her face, and closed his eyes. And Thisbe Saw her own veil, and saw the ivory scabbard 125 The bodies of two, keep in remembrance always The sign of our death, the dark and mournful color,” She spoke, and fitting the sword-point at her breast, 110 With no sword in it, and understood. “Poor boy,” She said, “So, it was your own hand, Fell forward on the blade, still warm and reeking With her lover’s blood. Her prayers touched the gods, Your love, that took your life away. I too And touched her parents, for the mulberry fruit Have a brave hand for this one thing, I too Have love enough, and this will give me strength 130 Still reddens at its ripeness, and the ashes Rest in a common urn. Important symbol?
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The theme of "Pyramus and Thisbe" is:
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Compare this plot chart to the one you created for Pyramus and Thisbe. How are they similar? How are they different? They are similar because they both like each other but they can’t be together and they end up dying Find another instance where Shakespeare takes from Greek and Roman mythology. Why do you think Shakespeare did this? (Consider the time period and the nature of storytelling.) Another instance where Shakespeare takes from Greek and Roman mythology is the play “A midsummer’s night’s dream” because this play takes place in Athens. I think Shakespeare did this because he saw them as a writing tool which everyone would know about.
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