Titus Andronicus


William Shakespeare

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Titus Andronicus: Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Read our modern English translation of this scene.
Marcus, Titus, and Titus’ sons prepare for the hunt. Titus tells his sons to watch out for Saturninus, as he has been “troubled in my sleep this night.” Saturninus, Tamora, Bassianus, Lavinia, and Tamora’s sons arrive. Everyone prepares for the hunt, while Demetrius and Chiron plot their rape of Lavinia.
The hunt can be seen as symbolic of characters’ attempts to engage in a controlled amount of violence, as it is a somewhat regulated and relatively safe activity of limited violence. However, the hunt will soon backfire on several of the hunters, just as violence (and especially revenge) tends to lead to further, unforeseen violence.
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