The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar By William Shakespeare Essays

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Tragic Hero Essay
In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Brutus is a tragic hero. A tragic hero is someone of noble birth who suffers a catastrophe. Brutus experiences both of those things. Julius Caesar is a story full of betrayal and surprises. Brutus is a good man who thinks that he is working with other honorable men but is surprised that they are not what he expects and that is what makes Brutus a tragic hero. He has to make choices that not only affect him but the rest of Rome.
In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare uses traditional elements to write the story. One of them being a tragic flaw. A tragic flaw is a pride made decision that affects the choices made by the hero, leading to the catastrophe. Shakespeare focuses more on the choices of the characters than their fate. Brutus’s ancestor is Junius Brutus, who created the Roman republic. His ancestor made Rome free and Brutus was fighting to keep it that way. He killed Caesar for an honorable reason, the safety of Rome. “ Brutus- What means this shouting? I do fear the people choose Caesar for their king. Cassius- Ay do you fear it? Then must i think you would not have it so. Brutus- I would not Cassius yet i love him so” (1.2.85-89). This quote from the story shows that Brutus loved and cared about Caesar, he didn’t want to kill him. He just knew that he would go out of control with the more power he got. The first flaw of Brutus is that he trusted the wrong people. The conspirators did it for the wrong…

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