• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

In "Titus Andronicus", William Shakespeare has used food throughout the whole text to represent revenge

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

´╗┐In Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare has used food throughout the whole text to represent revenge, not only does making them eat the pie make Titus feel fulfilled, but he also feels there has been justice. William Shakespeare has made sure that Titus has authority when speaking to both Chiron and Demetrius, ?stop close their mouths, let them not speak a word?, he has used a strong declarative to emphasize that whatever his says is what will happen. This could be because he wants to let them know they aren?t as powerful anymore by lowering their status; however at the same time he is also stating that they may have been in charge before when they had raped his daughter, yet now they are nothing and he is under control, he has done this by using the personal pronoun ?them? to emphasize it. ...read more.

Middle

Titus has used a personal pronoun to highlight, that he will torture them by making them into food, ?I will grind your bones to dust?. He wants to grab their attention to show that he will be doing it, and that he won?t hold back. Titus may have also done this to make Chiron and Demetrius frightened and by doing so it makes him feel better knowing that they are getting their just deserts. Shakespeare used the adjective ?grind? which is associated with food, for example grinding meat, suggesting that he?s cooking them into meat, and at the same time he also uses a post-modifier ?dust? which indicates that he is making their bones into ashes, so instead of giving them a burial he will be putting their ?dust? into pie. ...read more.

Conclusion

In the quote ?whereof their mother daintily hath fed, Eating the flesh hath bred?, the adjective ?daintily? shows that she Tomara was eating softly, which is degusting considering it is her sons, this connotes that she is evil, nasty and immoral. Lastly the noun ?pie? is significant because it connotes both life and death, due to the fact that both Chiron and Demetrius were alive before this incident, however now they are being baked and eaten in this pie, it is also significant to the fact that before Tamora sons were born, they were in her stomach, and it?s like she is like she is being given back her sons, but in a horrifying way. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level The Tempest section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level The Tempest essays

  1. Compare and contrast the ways in which the writers of The Tempest and Translations ...

    For example, in I.1., 'Captain Lancey' is introduced as such to make the characters feel his authority, but then addressed by Yolland as 'George' to illustrate the degree of familiarity between the pair. This has wider connotations with perception of social rank and stature for all the characters - I'm

  2. Miranda Grey and Frederick Clegg are the main characters that are interpreted in the ...

    and Ferdinand (a handsome young man whom she is in love with). Being the progeny of a witch may symbolise Clegg's scarcity of education and love and therefore his evil can be justified as a result of poor schooling, a miserable environment and being orphaned, "...all factors over which he had no control."(Radhakrishna Rao, www.freshlimesoda.com/reviews/thecollector.htm)

  1. The Significance of Colonialism in William Shakespeare's The Tempest (1610/11), Thomas More's Utopia (1516) ...

    very suspicious especially when one considers the occasion when Smith fooled the Indians into thinking he was of a status of a demigod; capable of raising the poor Indian boy from the dead once his brother swore never to steal again.

  2. What is the significance of sound and music in the play as a whole?

    ` In this instance, the sound of thunder reflects the manifestations of Prospero's personality. The thunder displays Prospero's anger towards his usurping brother, Antonio. In Act 1 Scene 2, Prospero again uses music and sounds to portray his feelings about his brother.

  1. How does Shakespeare use language, Imagery and setting to illuminate Prospero's journey from revenge ...

    In Scene II, Shakespeare introduces a contrast to the storm through the setting of the island. At the time Shakespeare wrote the Tempest, such a setting would have been significant to the audience as many new lands and cultures were being discovered.

  2. Consider how the language used by Shakespeare explores the theme of service versus freedom ...

    replies with a harsh "if thou more murmur'st, I will rend an oak, and peg thee in his knotty entrails, till thou has howl'd away twelve winters." Thus as the language shows, he is unable to control his emotions when he does not get his way.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work