Brutus is without a doubt the most noble character in this play. Nonetheless, his impeccable sense of morality also blindfolds him to other people’s sordid motives and makes him easy to be manipulated. Indeed, Brutus is easily manipulated by Cassius in Act 1, Scene 2. In hope to convince Brutus to join the conspirators, Cassius says “Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings” (1.2.150-152). As a result, Brutus starts to believes that it is his job to murder Caesar, as he says in Act 2, Scene 1: “It must be by his death: and for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him, but for the general” (2.1.14-16).
The biggest example of being betrayed by someone who you thought was your friend is Julius Caesar but he may have overestimated his relationship with Brutus. In the beginning of the play, Brutus was faced with the big decision of staying loyal to Rome who he loved, or staying loyal to Caesar to which he had also loved. Brutus was a very weak man, in the sense that, his loyalty to his country and being persuaded by others had blinded him by seeing the true loyalty he should have embedded towards Caesar instead. The question was who did Brutus love more, and at last, he stabbed Caesar in the back figuratively and physically, “Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more”(Shakespeare 3.2.2). Brutus had been the final man to make the decision to kill Caesar out of the good of Rome.
The murder of Caesar was not noble nor honorable. He had murdered a really good friend. He didn’t want the crowd to believe that Brutus murdered Caesar for them and that he had other motives. Antony was able to effectively use logos to his advantage throughout his whole argument and was able to deliver his message in a very strong, emotional and logical
A tragic hero is a person who is nobel person, is likable, they are high on the social standards and they have flaws to lead to their downfall. This usually makes them a person who is very likable by everyone and makes it seem like their death was very unattended and not needed. They make us feel bad about their death basically. Romeo shows us this in many ways through out the play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare. The first thing that popped out to me about Romeo being a tragic hero and all is that Lord Capulet himself says that Romeo is a good guy and praises him when Tybalt comes up to him and says that Romeo is at the party( Act1.Scene 5.Lines 64-70).
Caesars fatal death by his strong governing peers may have been because Caesar’s hamartia is his arrogance, and this is shown consistently through his life span in the play. Since Caesar has a strong political following and position in Rome’s state, he has much arrogance in his personality and this arrogance is his hamartia which has a fatal ending to his life. If Caesar was more cautious about how he treated other people with little respect then maybe his arrogance would not have been hamartia. When the soothsayer warned Caesar about the Ides of March, if Caesar was not ignorant and arrogant then he would’ve believed the soothsayer which could of saved his life. With Caesar being so arrogant he believed that nothing bad would have ever happen to him, but if he noticed but the signs of what was to come in the Ides of March and how suspicious Cassius, Brutus, and the other congressmen were then he may of not come to a fatal death.
Brutus, however, died proclaiming how much he regretted his choice to stab his dear friend, and was more understanding of what he did wrong before he died over all. It is almost black and white in this case, Brutus was the tragic hero, and Caesar simply
A man driven by jealousy, Cassius’s deceiving use of rhetoric helps support a theme of “Rhetoric being used for one’s own gain” because he is manipulating a naive Brutus into killing the leader of Rome, using rhetoric to accomplish this goal. During Caesar’s funeral after gaining permission to speak from Brutus, Antony supposedly exclaims the common good he holds, in his heart, by depicting“But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man, That love my
Hector is a good man and has always praised the gods and its respected by them. Achilles in the other hand is the exact opposite to the gods but he is praised because they are afraid of his anger. Is not weird that anybody will fear his anger at the end of the book even he Achilles himself fears it. The gods fear and praise his anger and even balance it sometimes like in the first book when Hera stopped Achilles from killing Agamemnon“It was to check this killing rage I came from heaven, if you will listen. Hera sent me, being fond of both of you, concerned for both.
By proving himself to be loyal he can have an easier way of influencing the other characters. He also has another advantage of being “loyal”, it means that the characters will let him do what he pleases without suspicion because they trust him so much. In the beginning of Othello, Iago protests against Othello to Roderigo “I follow him to serve my turn upon him” proving that Iago clearly does not want to honestly follow Othello. Roderigo is affected by this, because he believes him and keeps letting Iago use him unknowingly, leading to his death. Although Roderigo is misled by Iago’s he still keeps his mental and emotional state normal with little doubt, until the end.
Brutus is definitely characterized as a man with immense resolve and is visualized as extremely stoic. Even with these powerful values, Brutus was not invincible, he had some tragic flaws which in the end proved fatal. One of these tragic flaws is most definitely his guilty conscience, which can be attributed to many events that occurred in his life. The most obvious of these events would have to be the killing of Caesar, one of his closest companions. Although Brutus justified the killing of Caesar to the citizens of Rome, it seems as if he was not able to justify it to himself.