Who Is Julius Caesar Tragic Hero

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In the play, Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, there can only be one tragic hero. A tragic hero is not stated, but is “A character of noble ancestry who has great promise, ability, and integrity." Tragic heroes may also have a flaw that causes them to make a bad mistake. They make an important decision that changes the outcome of the play. The only character in this play that could be the tragic hero is Brutus. He comes from a family of the upper class and his tragic flaw was that he trusted everyone. In the end, he realizes his mistake. The character Brutus is the only possible tragic hero in Julius Caesar. The main reason that Brutus is the only one who is a tragic hero is because he is noble. Although he did murder Julius Caesar, it was for the good of Rome. Everything that he did was meant to help someone else. Brutus did kill a good friend of Antony’s, but Antony still thought of Brutus as "the noblest Roman of them all” (V.v.75). Brutus wasn’t a person who was jealous but more of a person who does the right thing. When he was killing Caesar, he knew that it might be dangerous for him, but he thought that it would help Rome in the future.…show more content…
Although killing Caesar was a bad choice, Brutus always tries to do what is best for the people of Rome. However, even though all of Brutus’ ideas were for the good of Rome, he still has the tragic flaw of pride, which leads to his downfall. The reason that Brutus gets caught up in the conspiracy is because Cassius flatters him. He gives him forged letters from the Roman people saying he is a greater leader then Caesar. Brutus decides not to tell Portia about the conspirators killing Caesar. He says “I am not well in health, and that is all” (II.i.277). He doesn’t want Portia to be even more stressed out in her

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