• Tobias Döring
Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)


When and how is mourning suitable? In The Most Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus, the answer to this question becomes an issue of debate. The titular hero and his brother face the height of horrors: his daughter mutilated, two sons murdered, another exiled, his hand cut off in vain. Marcus sums up the calamities:

See thy two sons’ heads,

Thy warlike hand, thy mangled daughter here,

Thy other banished son with this dear sight

Struck pale and bloodless, and thy brother, I,

Even like a stony image, cold and numb. (3.1.253–7)


Religious Practice Cultural History Henry VIII English History History Play 
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