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Misogyny in Titus Andronicus In the final scene each of the characters misfortunes is avenged in a particularly fascinating way In particular Empress Tamoras misconduct was avenged most violently Perhaps it was because of the fact that she had no justification for the transgressions of her misspent life but more likely because this devastation of a woman was not only expected but praised The only innocent woman in the play Lavinia was punished as if her crimes were of the worst nature when in fact her only crime was being a woman Her genetic makeup ultimately decided her most unfortunate destiny The reason that Shakespeare mocked women so enthusiastically is because women were inferior in his own lifestyle and that was the mindset of the viewers of his plays In any case his play Titus Andronicus holds strong views about retribution of women and especially those in power Titus Andronicus ends climactically with the events that led up to it being resolved But unlike other resolutions Shakespeares is tremendously violent and ruthless Innocent Lavinias life is essentially brought to an end when she is raped and dismembered She was ordinary with no faults no felonies clouding her past and with a sweet selfless disposition But unfortunately for her she was born a woman Shakespeare saw Lavinias character as a prime opportunity to derogate women in general This would entertain please and captivate his audience since they too were misogynistic She was stripped of the very thing that made her a woman when she was raped and her voice as a potentially opinionated citizen was snatched from her as well Her only identity that set her apart from extras in the play was her being one of the two women When Tamoras two reckless sons felt that they needed to be pleasured they took away her identity without hesitating Though this shocks readers and viewers of this story currently it was accepted as deserving punishment to
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