Brutus Caesar Research Paper

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Brutus is a tragic hero who has many flaws that leads him to his downfall, such as, his trust in his people and his pride for his country. Every word that Cassius says he believes. His power on leading Rome makes him an honorable man. He thinks about Rome first before anything else, to get rid of potential tyranny he must assassinate Caesar. His trust, pride, and honor for his country and citizens leads him to a tragic downfall and critical mistake. Brutus has trust in his people, pride in his country, and his concept of honor, which brought him to join the conspirators to assassinate Caesar. He believes that his people wrote the letters that were anonymously given to him. This made him go against his morals. These anonymous letters were forged by Cassius, which said, “Brutus, thou sleep’st; awake, and see thyself / Shall Rome stand under one man’s awe? What, Rome? My ancestors did from the…show more content…
His tragic flaw led him to letting Antony speak at Caesar’s funeral, which was a big mistake. He believed that Antony wouldn’t say a word about the conspirators. This caused Brutus and the rest of the conspirators to their downfall for letting Antony speak. The citizens have heard about how Brutus and the conspirators are all honorable, “Here, under the leaves of Brutus and the rest,-For Brutus is an honourable man; so are they all, all honourable men. (iii. ii. 79)” The citizens of Rome are now going against the Conspirators. They shout, “Revenge! About! Seek! Burn! Fire! Kill! Slay! Lets not a traitor live. (iii. ii. 202-203)” The plebeians are in a angry mob who are searching for the conspirators, because they were told lies about Caesar according to Antony. Brutus tragic flaw brought him into a complicated world, that cannot be fixed. His mistake took his own life in risk and now he is riding away out of Rome’s gate. Brutus overflow of love for his country, Rome, blinded him to the

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