“Leaving the person I love in danger and continuing to live on is the same as being dead.” -Hyuga, Natsume. Pyramus and Thisbe were a couple that preferred dying instead of living life without each other or considering that his or her beloved was in danger. Pyramus and Thisbe were deeply in love with each other, but could not be together for their parents had prohibited them from being with each other. The young lovers wanted to be together so badly and so they decided to run away together ignoring the demands of their parents. All bad choices are followed by consequences and that´s what happened with these couple. As they were running away a horrible creature appeared to Thisbe making her run while her scarf fell.
The creature crabbed the scarf and left it in the ground. As soon as Pyramus arrived to the place where they had to meet, he saw the scarf full of blood. He could not accept the tragedy and killed himself. While he committed suicide, Thisbe saw there was no more danger and decided to walk back to meet Pyramus. When she got there she saw Pyramus dead and grabbing on to her scarf. She could not accept what had happened and neither a life without him and so she killed herself. The myth of Pyramus and Thisbe is a tragic story but with important lessons. The tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe would never have happened if they had taken good choices and if they had not supposed things they thought were true.
Pyramus and Thisbe both decided to disobey their parents and ignore the consequences that would come after. They were so deeply in love with each other and thought the worse that could happened to them was that their parents would find them together. In that moment neither of them thought of the dangerous things that could happen to them or even about death. Both young lovers took a bad choice and as always their consequences were not far away. They both ran away from home and as a consequence Thisbe first encountered danger and then both had to do things that were against their own will. Both had to kill themselves because they could not imagine a life without each other.
Life always has consequences for the choices and actions we take. If only they would have thought of the consequences of their actions, maybe they would have had a life together. The Bible says: “Children, Obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and your mother-which is the first commandment with a promise- that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” The lord promises reward to those who obey their parents and that’s what we have to do every day of our lives. If we take good decisions then there is no doubt that our consequences will be of reward.
The myth of Pyramus and Thisbe became a tragic story not only because of the consequences of their actions but also because they supposed things that were not true. When Pyramus saw Thisbe´s scarf in the floor with blood he supposed she was dead when really she was not. Instead of looking for her and starting to ask for help, he thought of the worse things that could happen to her beloved. He ended up thinking that the horrible beast ate her and with that in his mind he took his life away. If only he had waited for her to come back and not suppose of something that was not true, it would not have ended in such a tragedy. If Pyramus had not killed himself then Thisbe would not have killed herself too and they would have lived happily ever after. It’s a lesson that we have to learn from, it is better for us not to suppose about something we think is true. It is better to ask so we don´t imagine things like with think they are.
In conclusion, Pyramus and Thisbe both received a tragic ending because of the bad decisions they took. We both had to die with the idea that it was their fault their beloved died. Even though it may seem so tragic, it has two important lesson from which we have to learn. We have to see their errors and make better decisions so we do not fall into the same tragedies. Learning from their mistakes we can be better people and even take better decisions that will not give us bad consequences but instead rewards. When we are not sure that we are making good decisions we can always ask others or use the bible to help us see what is wrong, right and what will bring us a joyful life here on earth.