My college level essay is on Titus Andronicus2.4.11-57. "Who is this - my niece that fies away so fast..." How does the passage say what it says and how does it contribute, by means of its language...

My college level essay is on Titus Andronicus 2.4.11-57.

"Who is this - my niece that fies away so fast..."

How does the passage say what it says and how does it contribute, by means of its language and its ideas, to the work as a whole?

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Demetrius and Chiron have just raped and mutilated Lavinia, cutting off her tongue and hands so that she can neither speak nor write of their crime (nor tell anyone that it wasn't her brothers who committed it, since Demetrius and Chiron plan to frame Martius and Quintus). They have also killed her husband, Bassianus.

Lavinia's uncle Marcus arrives to find his niece in her terrible condition. There's a lot you might say about his speech, but here are a couple of ideas.

Marcus's reaction helps us realize what exactly has happened to Lavinia. Since we didn't witness her rape and mutilation, and didn't fully understand Demetrius and Chiron's wicked parting puns, it's up to Marcus to...

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