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The Shakespearean Play Of Titus Andronicus

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El propósito de este trabajo es analizar la naturaleza oculta de los dos personajes más opuestos de la obra en teoría, Titus y Aaron, haciendo especial hincapié en sus roles como héroes contrapuestos y discutiendo la tradición de la lucha entre el bien y el mal, representados en la obra por Titus y Aaron, respectivamente.En su tiempo, Titus Andronicus fue popular, quizás porque combina la violencia más salvaje con la retórica pomposa que estaba de moda hacia 1590. Cuenta la historia de una doble venganza. Tamora, reina de los Godos, busca venganza de su captor, Titus, por la matanza de su hijo Alarbus; lo consigue cuando sus ...view middle of the document...

Titus Andronicus se pronuncia en 723 versos, mientras que Aaron parlamenta en 356, muy por encima de lo que hablan el resto de personajes, Marcus Andronicus, el tercer personaje que más habla lo hace con 263 versos, ya muy alejado de las intervenciones de los dos primeros. Esta claro que esto indica la importancia de ambos personajes para el desarrollo esencial de la obra.Es por tanto en estos dos personajes en los que voy a centrar mi estudio, habiendo mostrado que son los dos más significativos de la obra en cuanto a que en los dos personajes observamos cambios de actitudes, mientras que el resto varía muy poco en este aspecto. Estos cambios de actitudes hacen que ni uno ni otro permanezcan en una posición dentro de lo que podemos llamar "bien" o "mal", sino que podemos ver a un Titus movido por la ira hacia el mal, o a un Aaron que se deja llevar por sus sentimientos y abandona su faceta malvada para salvar al niño.Habiendo establecido los dos personajes principales pasemos ahora a identificarlos dentro de la obra. Titus, el protagonista principal, es un general romano que vuelve a Roma victorioso de una campaña contra los Godos; Titus regresa con prisioneros, que son Tamora, la reina de los Godos, y sus hijos y Aaron; Aaron es un moro al servicio de los Godos; es el amante de la reina Tamora. Aaron será ser la mano ejecutora de toda la venganza planeada por Tamora y por él.Como vemos, Titus en el principio Shakespeare nos lo muestra como un hombre sabio, triunfador y aclamado por el pueblo. Él es el héroe del pueblo, tiene todas las virtudes y ningún defecto, incluso es propuesto para ser el gobernante de Roma, pero es generoso y cede el mando a la sucesión familiar, es un patriota y guarda las tradiciones de su pueblo.Una cosa que no se le puede negar a Titus es su papel de patriarca de su clan. El acatamiento de sus tareas como padre y el amor por sus propios hijos da una explicación del su gran éxito y renombre. Su servicio al estado se ve realzado por su fortuna en el ámbito familiar. Todo eso hace que tradicionalmente se haya tenido una visión de Titus como héroe trágico al cual le pasan todas las desgracias.Se puede considerar el sacrificio de Alarbus como el principio del fin de la familia Andronicus. Este acto del sacrificio de Alarbus nos hace ver a un Titus incompasible con el sufrimiento de la madre, Tamora, y esta acción desembocará en la tragedia de su familia. En este momento vemos como un intercambio de papeles. La reina Tamora, tradicionalmente retratada como la malvada que provoca la desgracia de Titus y su familia es en esta escena la humillada y desdichada por la impasibilidad de Titus, que se mantiene firme en su decisión y no ablanda su corazón como sería de esperar en un personaje que se prodiga como prototipo del bien. Aquí Tamora se comporta como una...

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