The Tragic Hero Of Julius Caesar By William Shakespeare Essay

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Tragic Hero Essay The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is a play of a tragic hero in this play that is Marcus Brutus. To be a tragic hero that person must have a tragic flaw which in this case has to do with Brutus’s fellow conspirators in their actual intentions of Killing Julius Caesar. Junius Brutus is a very important person to the people of Rome also Marcus Brutus’s ancestor. Junius freed Rome from the tyrannical tarquin kings and in doing so he established the democracy Rome had for many years. Since Brutus is related to Junius Brutus he is very noble person and loved by his people, having a noble background is another trait to being a tragic hero. Shakespeare states Brutus’s nobility and ancestry in his play as he said “There was a Brutus once that would have brooked th’ eternal devil to keep his state in Rome as easily as a king.” (I.ii.159-160). Brutus being a tragic hero must suffer a great catastrophe in the play Brutus was betrayed by his fellow conspirators, who he believed were his friends and he trusted their motives to be as noble as his. “Remember March, the ides of March remember: Did not great Julius bleed for justice sake? What villain touch’d his body, that did stab, and not for justice?” (IV.ii.18-21). This text shows Brutus’s tragic flaw that he was to trustworthy of his conspirators (so called friends) and believed in their fake motives of justice to kill Caesar for the good of Rome. Instead of seeing their real feelings of jealousy…

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