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

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´╗┐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.

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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.

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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.

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