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UCR - ENGL 017 - Week 4: Titus Andronicus - Class Notes

School: University of California Riverside
Department: English
Course: Shakespeare
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: Shakespeare
Name: Week 4: Titus Andronicus
Description: Notes for Week 4
Uploaded: 10/28/2018
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background image Titus Andronicus Look What You Made Me Do  Vice Character Psychomachia, allegorical representation of evil Vitium: defect, blemish, offense Makes audience complicit in diabolical plans Absurd in enacting plots Self­conscious roleplaying Early Modern Stereotypes Associates Aaron’s race with evil, savagery, maliciousness Connects to hyper­sexuality Embraces and eschews 16 th  century racial stereotypes Aaron internalized ideology + cause + source Baby Daddy Only character to put child first is Aaron Fiercely protective of his son Highlights family undercurrent Family honor + loyalty = violence Aaron only commits one murder Simultaneously humanizes Aaron while devaluating of paternal
value system
Motive Pleasure Boasts Unusual in disclosure of malice Depicts evil as comic and diabolical Suggests savagery is perpetuated by society’s opinion of him Funny Guy
background image Most popular play during Shakespeare’s time Remains defiant to highlight villainy  Funny and witty Grotesque laughter often occurs unintentionally Stitches Death Representation of inner states/emotions Slows pace in theatre Presents woman as suffering, abject humans Aesthetics of excess Marcus’ speech (2.4) (This one is for sure on the midterm; Prof. 
Kenny confirmed this for us in class today)
flowery/poetic language Aesticizing Lavinia Objectifying woman Less similes, More Sympathy Long, static time on stage (whole scene is just 4 minutes of
Marcus talking!)
Delay to thicken response Moment of perverse calm Represents inner consciousness Aestheticizes, not empathizes with Lavinia Objectified Blazon: rhetorical catalog of woman’s beauty Body broken into constituent parts Dissected object of desire Voyeuristic gaze Gross Genres: Sensational body: body caught in the grip of intense 
sensation
Gross genres utilize consumption Females in horror films Identification with the victim

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School: University of California Riverside
Department: English
Course: Shakespeare
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: Shakespeare
Name: Week 4: Titus Andronicus
Description: Notes for Week 4
Uploaded: 10/28/2018
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