The Tragic Hero of Julius Caesar

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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 …

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…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 Roman of them all.” (5.5.74)