Titus Andronicus Book Summary and Study Guide

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Titus returns to Rome after long years at war. He has watched most of his sons die in service to the Empire, and wants only to retire. With him he brings the Queen of the Goths and her sons as prisoners.
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It is not long before the Goth Queen seduces the new Emperor, who's covetous ways have already caused trouble for Titus and his family. Soon, Titus finds himself betrayed by the Empire he so diligently served as the Goths slowly drive him insane by killing, mutilating, or exiling the remains of Titus's family.

But the Queen of the Goths is not having an easy time of it either, as she finds herself pregnant by her malicious servant, Aaron, who has his own agenda. While she works so hard to avenge herself and her slain son, she forgets that she still has two other children she could lose.
The review of this Book prepared by Gerri Mahn

Titus Andronicus must hand over power of his empire to one of his sons after the war with the Goths. The new leadership is marked by extreme lasciviousness and the eventual oppression of Titus' people. Tamora, the former Goth queen, seduces the new emporer and works with her sons to drive Titus insane and ruin his family.
The review of this Book prepared by Jessica Marler

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   ancient Rome Life of a profession:    -   king/queen/royalty Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   40's-50's    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   touching of anatomy    -   orgies    -   rape/molest Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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