Titus Andronicus | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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Titus Andronicus Roman general Titus Andronicus is a loyal and brave soldier, but also a volatile man whose revenge-driven clash with Tamora dominates the play. Read More
Tamora Tamora is the Queen of the Goths. Her quest for revenge after Titus Andronicus sacrifices her eldest son propels the plot. Read More
Aaron Aaron, a Moor, is Tamora's lover and co-conspirator in her quest for revenge against Titus Andronicus. Read More
Lavinia Lavinia is Titus Andronicus's daughter, the object of Demetrius and Chiron's lust, and the victim of a violent rape meant to punish Titus for having Tamora's eldest son sacrificed. Read More
Saturninus Saturninus is the eldest son of the former Roman emperor and becomes his father's successor. Read More
Aemilius Aemilius is a Roman nobleman who delivers messages for Saturninus.
Alarbus Alarbus is one of Tamora's sons. He is killed as a human sacrifice.
Bassianus Bassianus is the younger son of the former Roman emperor and Lavinia's husband.
Caius Caius is a kinsman of Titus Andronicus.
Captain The captain is a Roman soldier.
Chiron Chiron is one of Tamora's sons. He rapes Lavinia and is later served in a meat pie.
Country fellow A clownish country fellow is sent with a message from Titus to Saturninus, and he is killed.
Demetrius Demetrius is one of Tamora's sons. He rapes Lavinia and is later served in a meat pie.
First Goth The first Goth arrives in Rome with Lucius, who has raised a Goth army to fight against Rome.
Second Goth A second Goth brings the captured Aaron and his baby to Lucius.
Lucius Lucius is one of Titus Andronicus's sons. He becomes the leader of the Goth army.
Marcus Marcus is Titus Andronicus's brother and a Roman tribune.
Martius Martius is one of Titus Andronicus's sons. He is killed by his own father.
Messenger A messenger brings the heads of Titus's sons and Titus's hand back to the Andronicus family.
Mutius Mutius is one of Titus Andronicus's sons.
Nurse A nurse takes care of Tamora's baby by Aaron and is killed by Aaron.
Publius Publius is the son of Marcus Andronicus.
Quintus Quintus is one of Titus Andronicus's sons.
Sempronius Sempronius is a kinsman of Titus Andronicus.
Tamora's baby Tamora's baby proves to be the offspring of her lover Aaron, a Moor, rather than her husband, Saturninus.
Valentine Valentine is a kinsman of Titus Andronicus.
Young Lucius Young Lucius, Titus Andronicus's grandson, has reading material—Ovid's Metamorphoses—that is used by Lavinia to tell people about her rape.
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