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Titus Andronicus Characters

Saturninus

Saturninus is the elder son of the deceased Emperor of Rome and a candidate for his throne, who appeals to the old aristocracy as being the elder son. 

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Bassianus

Bassianus is the younger son of the deceased Emperor of Rome, and a candidate for his throne, who appeals to the common people as being a better man than his brother Saturninus. 

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Marcus Andronicus

Marcus Andronicus is a Tribune of the People, Publius’s father, and Titus’s younger brother, the political face of the powerful Andronicus family.

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Lucius

Lucius is the eldest of Titus’s living sons, a strong soldier and a popular man. 

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Quintus

Quintus is Titus’s fifth son, a soldier who follows his elder brother Lucius’s lead. 

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Martius

Martius is one of Titus’s sons, a soldier who follows his elder brother Lucius’s lead. 

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Mutius

Mutius is one of Titus’s sons, a soldier who follows his elder brother Lucius’s lead. 

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Sempronius

Sempronius [mute role] is Titus’s kinsman, and joins him in his mad archery contest.

Valentine

Valentine [mute role] is Titus’s kinsman, and helps to capture Chiron and Demetrius and prepare them for their slaughter.

Alarbus

Alarbus [mute role] is Tamora’s eldest son, and as such is marked for sacrifice at the funeral of Titus’s sons. 

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Aaron

Aaron the Moor is a black man captured by Titus among the Goths, and Tamora’s lover. 

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Messenger

A Messenger brings Titus the heads of his sons, along with his chopped-off hand. He feels a bit bad about this.

Clown

A Clown is a not-very-bright Roman sent as a messenger by Titus to Saturninus, who hangs him. 

Tamora

Tamora is the Queen of the Goths, and the mother of Alarbus, Demetrius and Chiron. 

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Lavinia

Lavinia is Titus’s only daughter, a beautiful and chaste young woman who is every conservative father’s ideal, obedient, quiet, patient, loving, and never a bother to anyone. 

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Nurse

A Nurse brings Aaron’s black bastard baby to him so that he can fulfill Tamora’s orders to kill it. 

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Senators

Senators [mute roles] refuse to listen to Titus’s pleading as they lead his sons to execution.

Tribune

A Tribune speaks for his fellow lawmakers, and confirms that they will name Emperor whomsoever Titus chooses.

Tribunes

Tribunes follow their leader Marcus in most things, though they refuse to listen to his brother Titus’s pleading as they lead his sons to execution. 

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Judges

Judges [mute roles] refuse to listen to Titus’s pleading as they lead his sons to execution.

First Goth

The First Goth is a leader in the Goth army. Convinced of the justice of Lucius’s cause, he brings his army along to help his former enemy have revenge. He is shocked at Aaron’s glee in evil.

Second Goth

The Second Goth is a soldier in the Goth army who captures Aaron and brings him and his baby to Lucius.

Third Goth

The Third Goth introduces Aemilius to Lucius’s presence.

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