The protagonists, Pyramus and Thisbe of Babylonia(setting) fall in love with each other but struggle to be able to talk due to their parents(antagonists) who have have forbidden their love(basic confict- men vs. society).
That man is a curse to this family. I will never allow thou to set thee eyes upon him EVER!!!
Thisbe is from a family that is our foe! I order you to never see her again!
Their love helped them converse through a wall despite what their families said and they decided meet up in the fields(Inciting incident).
I love you sweetheart. Let's meet each other away from the watchful eyes in the far fields
I love you too my love. Yes we shall
As she waited for Pyramus at their spot, she encountered a lioness (Rising Action).
OH NO!!! WHAT DO I DO?!!!
So, Thisbe seeks refuge behind a rock but drops her veil which is then bloodied by a lioness. When Pyramus reaches, he discovers the veil and assumes Thisbe is dead(Rising Action) and holds himself responsible. He then commits suicide due to this.(Climax)
My love died because of me! I don't deserve to live!
When Thisbe discovers that he has killed himself, she also kills herself.(Falling Action)Both are dead, the tension between the two families is also finished. They are buried together as a sign of being together forever.(Resolution)
I thought that the lioness murdered thou...
NO PYRAMUS WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO YOURSELF?!!!
Theme of the story is that love is a powerful force. The tree is a form of symbolism. The tree starts out as white representing lightness, no tension or problems. But as it turns red, it represents the blood and the result of love and how powerful it is, the fire. When the couple are buried, that tree becomes a symbol of their love forever. The dramatic irony occurs when Pyramus thinks Thisbe is dead and kills himself and Thisbe who is still alive doesn't even realize what Pyramus thinks or what he has done.