Blackness in "Titus Andronicus" Essay by Kristin H

Blackness in "Titus Andronicus"
An analysis of the importance of blackness in William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus".
# 58427 | 700 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 | US

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This paper shows that, despite often being used as a negative color, Shakespeare uses black in "Titus Andronicus" in a positive way. Aaron the Moor, though the villain, is actually the only good parent in the play and the only character who remains true to himself.

From the Paper:

"Scene Two of Act Four also shows Aaron as a parent. The birth of his son provides him a bond with another person sharing his skin color, and he feels the need to protect his son, who is now his only ally. Demetrius says that he will kill the boy: "I'll broach the tadpole on my rapier's point. / Nurse, give it to me, my sword shall soon dispatch it" (4.2.85-86). Aaron stands up for his son without missing a beat and threatens Demetrius: "Sooner this sword shall plough thy bowels up" (4.2.87). Aaron's strong love and his willingness to fight for the child's safety contrasts greatly to the other parents in Titus."

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