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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Titus Andronicus - Act II

Titus Andronicus
Act II

Remember, boys, I pour’d forth tears in vain
To save your brother from the sacrifice;
But fierce Andronicus would not relent:
Therefore, away with her, and use her as you will:
The worse to her, the better lov’d of me.

Holla! what storm is this?

Lavinia gets the worst of it here, as opposed to Bassianus, who is merely killed. She loses her tongue, hands and virtue at the hands of Tamora’s villainous sons. As for Titus’s sons, they are in the wrong place at the wrong time and an incriminating letter fingers them for the killing of Bassianus. One can't help but believe that it’s not going to go well for them.

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