The Tragic Hero Of Julius Caes Essay

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The Tragic Hero Of Julius Caes


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 flaw of the protagonist. Brutus'
tragic flaw was making bad judgments. For example, he let Antony speak at Caesar's
funeral, he let Antony live and also he marched to Phillipi. Since the Romans liked
Brutus, they thought that if he killed Caesar, then he had a good reason for it. However,
if Brutus had not let Antony speak at the funeral, the people would not have turned
against him and the other conspirators. Antony was not Caesar's best friend, like Brutus;
he just wanted everybody to be against Brutus so they could follow him. Letting Antony
live was very poor judgment. Brutus committed suicide because Antony defeated his army. If
Antony were killed, Brutus would have never committed suicide himself. The march to
Phillipi was also a bad idea because if they hadn't gone everybody wouldn't have been
killed. Brutus also made poor judgment on his friend Cassius. Cassius was the one
persuading Brutus to become one of the conspirators, if he hadn't listened to Cassius, he
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