Titus Andronicus | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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Titus Andronicus | Scene Summaries

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Timeline of Events

  • After the emperor's death

    Saturninus becomes emperor of Rome.

    Act 1, Scene 1
  • Later that day

    Saturninus marries Tamora, Queen of the Goths.

    Act 1, Scene 1
  • Later that day

    Aaron convinces Chiron and Demetrius to rape Lavinia.

    Act 2, Scene 1
  • The next day

    Chiron and Demetrius rape Lavinia; Bassianus is killed.

    Act 2, Scene 3
  • A short time later

    Marcus finds Lavinia and prepares to bring her to Titus.

    Act 2, Scene 4
  • A short time later

    Martius and Quintus are executed for Bassianus's death.

    Act 3, Scene 1
  • At the same time

    Titus sees Lavinia and vows revenge.

    Act 3, Scene 1
  • At the same time

    Lucius leaves to raise an army of Goths.

    Act 3, Scene 1
  • Days or weeks later

    Lavinia manages to reveal her attackers' names.

    Act 4, Scene 1
  • A short time later

    Tamora gives birth to Aaron's baby.

    Act 4, Scene 2
  • Sometime later

    Lucius returns with an army of Goths.

    Act 5, Scene 1
  • Sometime later

    Lucius and Saturninus agree to a parley.

    Act 5, Scene 1
  • A short time later

    Titus kills Tamora's sons.

    Act 5, Scene 2
  • That evening

    Titus serves Tamora pies made with her sons' remains.

    Act 5, Scene 3
  • That evening

    Titus, Lavinia, Saturninus, and Tamora are all killed.

    Act 5, Scene 3
  • Later that evening

    Lucius becomes Roman emperor.

    Act 5, Scene 3

Scene Summaries Chart

Scene Summary
Act 1, Scene 1 The emperor of Rome has died. Outside the Capitol, near the tomb of the Andronicus family, the emperor's sons Saturninus... Read More
Act 2, Scene 1 Aaron the Moor walks alone outside the palace and reveals to the audience that Tamora is his lover. He glories in the ne... Read More
Act 2, Scene 2 It is morning on the day of the hunt. Titus Andronicus, his brother Marcus, and his sons Quintus and Martius are in the ... Read More
Act 2, Scene 3 In the forest, Aaron buries a bag of gold. Tamora meets him and suggests they have sex while everyone else is hunting. B... Read More
Act 2, Scene 4 Demetrius and Chiron rape Lavinia and cut off her hands and tongue. The men taunt her because she will not be able to us... Read More
Act 3, Scene 1 Martius and Quintus are on their way to be executed for the murder of Bassianus. Titus follows, pleading with the senato... Read More
Act 3, Scene 2 Titus Andronicus eats in his house with his remaining family. He urges them to eat no more food than they will need to f... Read More
Act 4, Scene 1 Lavinia chases Young Lucius around Titus's garden, where they meet Titus and Marcus. Young Lucius is frightened of Lavin... Read More
Act 4, Scene 2 Young Lucius arrives at the palace and presents the gifted weapons to Demetrius and Chiron. He departs, and Demetrius no... Read More
Act 4, Scene 3 Titus and Marcus, along with several others, meet near the palace. Titus asks them to search for a place on land or sea ... Read More
Act 4, Scene 4 Saturninus and his court find Titus's arrows with prayers attached. Saturninus is irate, thinking Titus is turning the p... Read More
Act 5, Scene 1 Outside of Rome, Lucius and his army of Goths prepare to attack. Aaron is brought in with his infant child. He has been ... Read More
Act 5, Scene 2 Tamora, Demetrius, and Chiron are wearing disguises outside of Titus's house. They knock, and when Titus looks out Tamor... Read More
Act 5, Scene 3 It is the evening of the banquet. Lucius, his Goths, and Marcus arrive at Titus's house, with Aaron as prisoner. Lucius ... Read More
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