Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pyramus Bio

Hello. I am Pyramus. I was the best-looking guy in all of Babylonia. My love was Thisbe, the prettiest girl in all of Babylonia. We would have happily married, if are parents had let us. It was in this way that we are similar to Romeo and Juliet because our parents had a rivalry and didn't wish to have us see each other. Our romance came to a tragic end when I saw Thisbe's bloody veil and the lioness, and assumed she was dead. Because I felt as if it were my fault, I took my sword and killed myself. When Thisbe came from where she was hidden and saw me lying there, she took the sword and plunged it into herself as well.


  1. Does this story remind anyone of anything else we may have read/will read?

  2. I am finding that this biography bears a striking resemblance to to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It seems that many pieces of literature revolve around a forbidden romance. It also appears that many ancient myths revolved around the same thing.

  3. Shakespeare used the story of Pyramus and Thisbe as his inspiration for Romeo and Juliet. Among being great at many feats, Shakespeare was a truly great plagiarizer. :)