Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus: Metaphors

Imagery and SimilesMuch of the imagery of the play is created through similes. A simile is a comparison between two unlike things that brings out a resemblance between them. Similes can often be recognized by the introductory words, “as” or “like.” In Shakespeare’s early plays, he makes much use of extended similes that often take …

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Titus Andronicus: Theme

RevengeTitus Andronicus is classified as a revenge play in the Elizabethan tradition of such plays. It is therefore no surprise that revenge is at the heart of the play. The cycle of revenge is set in motion by Titus’s decision, at the urging of his sons, to kill Alarbus, a Goth prisoner of war. This …

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