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Titus Andronicus Characters

Demetrius is Tamora’s second son, and rather a lout. 

Though he voices righteous anger at the sacrificing of his elder brother Alarbus, that is the last time he appears serious. He is a quarrelsome, lascivious, and violent boy, with very low opinions on women – though he does love his mother. He is willing to share with his younger brother Chiron, though he thinks himself better due to be the elder. Together they are led by their mother’s lover Aaron. Demetrius does not approve of that relationship when he learns of it. He is not very bright, and does not realize that Titus might be dangerous, no more than he realizes just how far Aaron is willing to go in villainy. He believes that having his mother as wife of the Emperor gives him leave to do whatsoever he pleases. Acting on this belief ends up getting him baked into a pie.

 

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