One obvious difference between Midsummer and the story of Pyramus and Thisbe is that the former is a comedy and the latter is a tragedy. Nevertheless, Shakespeare manages to play comedy and tragedy against each other in such a way that draws the two stories into a mirrored relationship.
So, what is the purpose of Pyramus and Thisbe?
'Pyramus and Thisbe' serves three functions: it adds to the authenticity of the setting, with its ancient Greek and Roman roots; it adds comedy to the play, helping to bring about a happy ending; and it acts as a warning, since the action has such a disastrous ending.
Also, is Romeo and Juliet based on Pyramus and Thisbe?
The story of Romeo and Juliet is based on the plot of the myth of Pyramus and Thisbe.
Why does Pyramus kill himself?
Answer and Explanation: Pyramus kills himself because he believes that his beloved Thisbe is dead. In the story, the lovers plan to meet under a mulberry tree by Ninus' tomb
Is Thisbe a boy or girl?
The name Thisbe is a girl's name of Greek origin. Thisbe, the name of a beautiful but tragic lover in mythology, is lively and cute -- in a slightly thistly, prickly way.