Brutus, A Tragic Hero

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Brutus, A Tragic Hero "Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more." (Shakespeare 3.2.21-24) William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is based mainly on the assassination of Julius Caesar. Ironically Brutus, Caesar’s loyal friend, who was fashioned by Cassius and the Conspirators, is the one who made the assassination happen. Artemidorus, Calpurnia, and the Soothsayer were just a few who warned Caesar of what was to come …

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…tragic flaw or character weakness, or the downfall may result from forces beyond his control. The main character is usually dignified and courageous, and often high ranking. At the end, the tragic hero typically gains self-knowledge and wisdom, even if he suffers defeat, possibly even death. Brutus was a honored man, devoted to his country more than his friends, which led him to his death. In conclusion, Brutus was indeed and truly a tragic hero.