Inciting Incident In the setting of ancient Babylonia, the protagonists, Thisbe and Pyramus from adjoined houses, fall in love. However, their parents (antagonists) forbade them from marriage. This results in a conflict between the parents and the lovers (man vs. man).
Rising Action Thisbe and Pyramus find a crack in the adjoined wall of their homes, and communicate through it. One day, They decide to meet at night at the white mulberry tree. The wall is an example of dramatic irony because it seperates the families but is also the one thing they both share. It shows how although the parents hate each other, they still cannot do much to stop their children's love.
Rising Action Thisbe arrives first, but sees a lioness approaching, so she runs to hide away, and drops her veil. The lioness finds the veil and tosses it, leaving blood stains from her last hunt.