Age Range: 30s - Early, 30s - Late, 40s - Early
Dialects: Standard American, Standard English
AuthorName: William Shakespeare
Eras: 1601-1700, 1501-1600
PlayName: Titus Andronicus
Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Public domain
Know, thou sad man, I am not Tamora; She is thy enemy, and I thy...View Full Monologue Text
Know, thou sad man, I am not Tamora;
She is thy enemy, and I thy friend:
I am Revenge: sent from the infernal kingdom,
To ease the gnawing vulture of thy mind,
By working wreakful vengeance on thy foes.
Come down, and welcome me to this world's light;
Confer with me of murder and of death:
There's not a hollow cave or lurking-place,
No vast obscurity or misty vale,
Where bloody murder or detested rape
Can couch for fear, but I will find them out;
And in their ears tell them my dreadful name,
Revenge, which makes the foul offender quake.
Tamora, the Queen of the Goths is speaking to Titus Andronicus who has kidnapped her. While in disguise, she tries to convince him that she is not Tamora but 'Revenge'. He pretends to believe her, however, once she is gone he kills her sons and then feeds them to her in a pie.
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Tamora is being held by captors. Someone comes along that can help her but she believes they are dim witted but can save her and seek revenge.
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