- Marcus Andronicus – Titus's brother and tribune to the people of Rome Publius – Marcus's son Saturninus – Son of the late Emperor of Rome ; afterwards declared Emperor
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- Titus Andronicus. General of Rome and tragic hero of the play. Father of Lavinia and Lucius. Titus has spent the last ten years fighting Rome's enemies and winning honor for his country, yet his heroic deeds have taken so much out of him that he feels incapable of leading his country despite its desire that he be its new emperor.
- Tamora. Queen of the Goths, mother of Chiron and Demetrius. Though her very first speech shows her to be a caring mother who has an appreciation of the nobility of mercy, Tamora is associated with barbarism, savagery, and unrestrained lasciviousness.
- Aaron. Tamora's Moorish lover. Shakespeare only created four other black characters before the tragic hero Othello, and Aaron is the most substantial of the four.
- Lavinia. The only daughter of Titus Andronicus, she spurns Saturninus's offer to make her his empress because she is in love with Bassianus. She is brutally raped and disfigured by Chiron and Demetrius in the forest during the hunt.
What is Andronicus? Definition and meaning:ANDRONICUS an-dro-ni'-kus (Andronikos): (1) A deputy of Antiochus Epiphanes, who, while ruling at Antioch, excited the Jews by the murder o. Plus
The time has come for Titus to choose the new emperor. Marcus Andronicus affirms that the common people want Titus himself to become ruler, and all he need do is ask for the crown. But Titus refuses, telling Marcus that "A better head her glorious body fits/Than his that shakes for age and feebleness" (187-8).
The spectacle of Lavinia's woeful transformation speaks for itself despite her muteness; that fact, however, does not stop Marcus from trying to speak for her, for better or for worse. Marcus' speech upon finding Lavinia contains some of the best poetry in the play - or, at least, some of its most self-consciously poetic.
What does Andronicus mean? Pronounce. Andronicus. [ 4 syll. an - dro - ni - cus, and -ronic- us ] The baby boy name Andronicus is pronounced as aeNDR AH N-eh-KahS †. The origin of Andronicus is Old Greek. Andronicus is a variant of the name Andronikos. See also the related category greek. Andronicus is rarely used as a baby name for boys.
The name was popular in Rome, where it was borne by the 1st-century Roman consul and writer Marcus Tullius Cicero, as well as the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180). In literature, it was known from Marcus Andronicus in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus (1590-1594).
Summary. Act Four opens with Lavinia chasing Lucius' son. The child is horrified by Lavinia's appearance, and must be calmed by Titus and Marcus.As they try to find Lavinia's reason for chasing the boy, she gestures to young Lucius' book, Ovid's Metamorphosis, and manages to turn the leaves to the story of the rape of Philomel.