© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Theme of Dreams, Hopes, and Plans in Pyramus and Thisbe

Poor Pyramus and Thisbe. They were so looking forward to getting the heck out of Babylon, getting hitched despite their parents wishes, and living happily ever after. Of course, like a whole bunch of other ancient myths, the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe doesn't have a happy ending. The young lovers' dreams, hopes, and plans are spoiled by one lioness, a bloody veil, and a series of highly unfortunate misunderstandings. Instead of living happily ever after, they both end up dead by their own hand. Yeah, it's heavy stuff.

Questions About Dreams, Hopes, and Plans

  1. What was Pyramus and Thisbe's dream? What stood in the way of these hopes?
  2. How realistic were Pyramus and Thisbe's plans? Did they stand a chance?
  3. What could Pyramus and Thisbe have done differently to make their dreams come true?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...