The Powerful Father In Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus

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A parent's primary concern is their child's welfare and safety. Though, in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, Titus’s is not a quintessential father because his priorities blur due to his greed. However, Aaron proves himself to be a good fatherly figure due to his selfless, and protective attributes. The moor is a vigilant father willing to risk his life for his infant. His liaison with Tamora will have him executed because the baby is confirmation that they were together. It is undeniable because of witnesses such as Chiron, Demetrius, the nurse, the midwife, and Tamora. Despite this, he fights against Chiron and Demetrius, who want to harm his child. He kills the nurse in order for him to keep the secret of his child's existence secure. Aaron will not capitulate to the empresses' orders even though he knows she married the emperor of Rome,…show more content…
He says“Look, how the black slave smiles upon the father, As who should say 'Old lad, I am thine own.'” (Shakespeare 4.2.1810-11). He sees himself in his baby and is unable to kill him. The development of this humanistic characteristic has made him evolve into a complex character. This change in his life gives him a purpose, and it allows him to have a possibility to grow as a better human. In addition, the moor tries to cuts a deal with Lucius in order to save his child's life, promising to reveal the entire revenge plot if the Romans allow his child to live. Aaron proves his bravery because he spoke before the Goth Army and Lucius whom he had wronged. He says to Lucius, “save my boy, to nourish and bring him up; Or else I will discover nought to thee.” (Shakespeare 5.1.2219-20). He is selfless because he is giving up his life for his baby. Aaron is an ideal father compared to Titus. Aaron has proven his strength, bravery, and selflessness. Through his actions, he shows that he is ready to commit to parenthood. He is prepared to fight, protect, and teach his
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