| Quote #4
When Titus stabs Mutius for helping Bassianus run off with Lavinia (who has just been engaged to the new emperor), we can see that Titus values his reputation and his commitment to Rome more than his family – he doesn't even bat an eyelash when he kills Mutius. Titus may be Rome's favorite war hero, but he's a lousy father.
| Quote #5
Revenge it, as you love your mother's life,
Earlier we saw Tamora plead for her eldest son's life as a loving mother. Here, however, Tamora manipulates her own sons into doing her dirty work for her. She lies about an encounter with Bassianus and Lavinia and orders her sons to prove their love with an act of vengeance, threatening to disown them if they don't obey.
| Quote #6
When Demetrius and Chiron bicker over who "deserves" to woo Lavinia, they reenact a sibling quarrel we saw earlier in the play – Bassianus's and Saturninus's fight over who should marry Titus's daughter.