The theme of rape in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus and Lucrece


Essay, 2005

11 Pages, Grade: 67% (grade B)


Abstract or Introduction

Dieses Essay beschäftigt sich vor allen Dingen mit der Vergewaltigung der Lavinia in William Shakespeares "Titus Andronicus", um sich anschließend der der Lucretia in "The Rape of Lucrece" zuzuwenden. Welche Rolle spielt diese Gewalttat für die Beziehung der Figuren untereinander? Wie hat sich Lavinias Selbstverständnis verändert? Wie das Verhältnis zu ihrer Familie? Wie erlebt Lucretia die Vergewaltigung? Warum ihr Selbstmord?


This essay mainly deals with the rape of Lavinia in William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" before considering shortly also the rape of Lucrece in the poem of the same name. Why is this crime so important for the interaction and relationships of the characters? How does Lavinia perceive herself before and after the rape? Does it affect the relationship with her family? In which manner does Lucrece experience the rape? Why does she commit suicide?

Details

Title
The theme of rape in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus and Lucrece
College
University of Cambridge  (English Department)
Course
Independent Learning Module
Grade
67% (grade B)
Author
Year
2005
Pages
11
Catalog Number
V70036
ISBN (eBook)
9783638614443
ISBN (Book)
9783638782920
File size
396 KB
Language
English
Notes
This essay was written during my semester abroad in England for an Independent Learning Module. Its main focus is Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" with a side-glance at his narrative poem "Lucrece". It analyses the rape, its consequences for the victims and their families, as well as the interaction between the characters.
Keywords
Shakespeare, Titus, Andronicus, Lucrece, Independent, Learning, Module
Quote paper
Stephanie Schnabel (Author), 2005, The theme of rape in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus and Lucrece, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/70036

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