The Tragic Flaw Of Julius Caesar Essay

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Drama Analysis Essay In literature, the character’s tragic flaw, ultimately brings about their downfall. Regardless of the intention or character’s best efforts, the tragic flaw will bring about the destruction of the character. A tragedy is a play that shows the fall of a noble hero from high standing to a disaster because of a character flaw. In Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar and Brutus go through this during the course of the play. Julius Caesar’s flaw of arrogance and dynastic ambition, Brutus’s rigid idealism, poor judgements, and naivety are the tragic flaws that ultimately lead to their downfalls. In this play, Julius Caesar’s tragic flaw is arrogance and his dynastic ambition. He believed that he was superior to others and because of this, he wanted absolute power over Rome. His superiority complex went hand in hand with his arrogance. Caesar believed too much in his unchanging social status and it led to his downfall. He thought that he would always be in charge and let his ambition to become king to cloud his judgement. His pride was also masked by false humility. He continually turned down the role as “king” because he wanted the people to believe that they should ultimately convince him to accept the honor. He wanted the role but

wanted the people of Rome to want him as their king too.
Caesar also believed his public image and his private self-image was a single identity. He assumed that his immortal status pertaining to his public self…

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