Julius Caesar As A Tragic Hero Essay

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William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, tells the story of Julius Caesar, a man ruling Rome and whose power just continues to grow, and the ones he believes are looking out for both him and Rome though they 're actually plotting against him and themselves the entire time. Along with how being power driven and egotistical can ruin someone. The play touches base on how a tragic hero can be something so enticing; how a man born into nobility can lead a life of destruction but manage to come out a hero in the end. Shakespeare’s play is something truly full of reality in the world of deception, love, and greed. Shakespeare 's major character, Caesar is our ruler in the play. His strong acquaintance and political accomplice is …show more content…
He is at first thrown into the position of being required to decide whether or not he wishes to be a part of the conspirators and their actions to kill Caesar because of his egotistical ways along with his appetite for power. But of course Brutus also takes into consideration his relationship with Caesar; the men are close friends and to partake in the killing of your friend is an act of betrayal greater than any other. Brutus exclaims, “ If not the face of men, The sufferance of our souls, the time’s abuse- If these motives weak, break off betimes…” (II.i. 114-116). It is here that he refers to his love for power but also the great deal of sorrow that comes from knowing how his Caesar abuses his quantity of power. In the end though, Brutus does spend a fair amount of time simply trying to decide if he will participate in the death and eventually decides it is what’s best. A view into Brutus’s agreement to partake in Caesar 's death are shown in his own words, “ Caesar must bleed for it. And, gentle friends, Let’s carve him as a dish fit for the gods…” (II.i. 171-173). Although Caesar is Brutus’s close friend, his motive to be a part of the conspirators is due to his highly driven ambition and love for Rome. That itself is enough of an internal conflict to cause a great …show more content…
He wanted to maintain the democracy that his ancestor had been a part of and he was willing to go to all cost to make sure that that happened. But when he had to contemplate over being a part of the death of his close friend, that could have changed the thoughts of his strong nationalism. Now while Caesar may have taken the time to think about participation, his love for Rome won over his love for Caesar. His motive though to partake in the actions, was strictly for his love of Rome. Brutus believed that the fellow conspirators had the same loyal intentions, but he was sadly mistaken. The majority of the other conspirators wanted nothing but for Caesar to be dead; whether it was for feelings of revenge due to Caesar killing of Pompey previously or if it was just because they felt Caesar was too power driven for Rome. For Brutus to be hit by the fact that he had participated in an act of killing for the wrong reason, was enough to hurt him so emotionally and mentally that it drove him to his own

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