Analysis of William Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus'

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Titus Andronicus William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus is about revenge, anger, and about what happens when people concentrate all of their energies into causing harm rather than considering the potential repercussions for their actions. The question of revenge and vengeance is paramount to the story of the play. All of the characters to kill or maim out of revenge do so because they belief that their endeavors are justified by the wrong that has been done to them. Justice is supposed to ensure that crimes are punished and that evil deeds are met by equal reactions from others. Those that commit acts of evil will, in turn, have acts of evil befall them and their loved ones. However, in the play Titus Andronicus, justice is bastardized and corrupted by an evil woman who allows her desire to revenge subvert the idea of justice. Tamora, the central female villain of the piece becomes consumed by the idea that wrong has been done to her and in turn creates a world of evil and death in order to seek what she believes is justice, although she was never entitled to it in the first place. At the beginning of the play, Tamora, former leader of the Goths, is taken by the enemy, Titus Andronicus. In exchange for the twenty-one sons that he has lost during the war, Titus is determined to sacrifice the oldest son of Tamora. His execution is justice for the many lives lost by the Romans. However, Tamora does not witness the events in the same light as Titus and his countrymen. She

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