All the violence, all the blood, instead of at the heat of moment in the Shakespearean play, Titus Andronicus, Aaron might be the only one can be able to see the underlying truth of this struggle that himself was very much a part of it. A deeper truth that not only speaks to the audience at his time, at the very end of the play, a line, “vengeance rot you all,” in my mind this tells me William Shakespeare is fully aware of the whole scope.
All the blood and pain started to pour out as early as Act 2, when Lavinia was badly mutilated and raped. The crimes committed on stage was intensified to a shocking degree by having Tomora’s sons slaughtered and baked into meat pies. And masterfully Shakespeare was able to craft, maybe even mingle the audience rage and hate toward one focal point, which is that of his audience at the time, achieve the theatrical success and mastery as a playwright.
The whole play is simply too gruesome, many critics argue. But if you read with the prism of Elizabethan time, you might think this is what the audience at that time want. And beneath the audience’s hunger of instant sensation, Shakespeare seem are speaking to us even louder—revenge or violence, once you started, it can never be stopped.