The Tragic Hero of Julius Caes Essay

669 Words Sep 28th, 1999 3 Pages
The Tragic Hero of Julius Caesar Tragedy concerns itself with the downfall of a protagonist (or the tragic hero) that suffers crushing defeat or death. Brutus certainly fits in as the protagonist of Julius Caesar and the tragic hero. Since Brutus was one of the main characters of the play, it would be obvious that he would be the tragic hero of the play as well. The downfall of the protagonist occurs through a tragic flaw of the protagonist. Brutus’ tragic flaw was making bad judgments. For example, he let Antony speak at Caesar’s funeral, he let Antony live and also he marched to Phillipi. Since the Romans liked Brutus, they thought that if he killed Caesar, then he had a good reason for it. However, if Brutus had …show more content…
If Brutus felt so strongly that to save Rome he had to assassinate his own best friend that definitely must show something. Brutus killed Caesar for the people of Rome’s sake, not for his own. A true hero would think of other people before thinking of himself. In the play, we see Brutus feelings and actions, more than Caesar’s. Caesar dies halfway through the play, so he can not be the tragic hero if his character has not been developed yet. Another point is that if Brutus was not part Julius Caesar, the killing of Caesar most likely would never had happened, therefore Brutus plays a very important role in the story. The reason for killing Caesar was to keep Rome together, if Brutus were not part of the conspiracy the people would think that killing Caesar was useless. If Brutus were not there to tell them that killing Caesar was to keep Rome together, everybody would turn against the conspirators. Brutus was exceptionally important in the play. All of this is important evidence shows that Brutus is the tragic hero. He is the hero because of what he did for the sake of his people and it was tragic because he died as a result of losing to his enemy. Brutus was a very important person, therefore if he wasn’t in the story; there wouldn’t be a story. Brutus was the person who held the play together. For that reason, Brutus is the main character, the protagonist, and the tragic hero. “This was the noblest

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