The second major characteristic of a tragic hero is they must have a hamartia or tragic flaw, Brutus’s tragic flaw is having a noble personality and being extremely trusting because of it. Throughout the play, Brutus makes it a point to not deceive anyone. Everything he does, he does for the benefit of someone else. Caesar was murdered by him with only the best intentions of Rome in his mind, he lied to Portia because he knew she was already stressed out, and he was reluctant to join the conspirators because he cared for Caesar. In his funeral speech to Caesar, he says “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” Brutus loves Rome enough to commit murder on a man that saved his life (III.ii.21-22).
¨The evil that men do lives after them, The good is oft interred with their bones;”(3.2.84-85). Here he attempts to say that when men die, only the negative stays in one's head, and the good actions are forgotten or buried with them. This example of personification, goes with figurative language because he gives human qualities, to state that evil lives, meaning it has life. The good must die, as if it were a dead person. He also uses Pathos, to claim Caesar not a cruel guy, he was a remarkable guy, but plebeians all forgot that because Brutus only put negative ideas in there head.
“It must be by his death, and for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him, But for the general. He would be crowned” (Act II, Scene I, Lines 10-12). He uses the betterment of Rome idea to self justify his actions. Brutus always sees the good in other and for this reason he doesn't see Cassius motives this leads him to be
Jabez, on the other hand, had a much more happy ending to The Devil and Daniel Webster. Jabez was very beloved man so when it came about time for the Devil to come and collect Jabez, he went to Daniel Webster, a lawyer and friend, for help. Daniel Webster was happy to help someone who was always nice to him and respected him. Daniel Webster was able to convince the jury to say the contract is invalid and saved Jabez. During this, he was also able to make the Devil agree to leave Marshfield and all of its people alone “until Doomsday comes.”
Most importantly Julius Caesar was remembered for his righteous ruling in government that helped many. Document A really shows how Caesar put civilian lives and needs first. He doesn't care about governing the richer, well-known city of Rome he cared about helping the struggling village. By wanting to be the first man in that underprivileged rather than well-off Rome it shows how he really wants to help the poor than get famous for helping the rich. Many people found his performance in government to be important and truly valuable.
He came to the conclusion that killing Caesar was the right thing to do, not just for himself but for the public’s greater good. His reasoning is because he believes that if Caesar is ruler, than everyone would become slaves to him. Brutus says in Act V, “I found no man but he was true to me. I shall have glory by this losing day more than Octavius and Mark Antony by this vile conquest shall attain unto.” Brutus calls his own time of death because he sees Octavius and Antony’s victory as Rome’s freedom being stripped.
An example of this is how Brutus is completely honest with his reasoning for killing Caesar. It is very unhonorable to lie and say that the nightmares mean nothing at all, when one does not even know that for a fact and when one knows that someone is going to be killed. According to the play, Calpurnia’s dreams of Caesar getting killed were foreshadowing his death, yet Decius was unhonorable and claims that the dreams mean nothing at all. Another piece of evidence is how Decius told Caesar to still go to the
Marc Antony loves Caesar and was sincerely hurt when Brutus, a respected man to whom was close to Caesar, played a role in the assassination. Brutus was abl persuade the crowd , the people of Rome, in believing that Caesar deserved to die as he was ambitious and that his death was for the better of Rome. Through the speech Marc Antony disproves Brutus as when presented with the crown “ thrice did he refuse”(III.ii.99). Thus he asks if this is the crowds view of an honorable man which he refers to Brutus, with a tone of sarcasm, and in addition this makes the crowd question their own opinion. The need to avenge Caesar 's death gave Antony a motivation but he also used emotion to win the trust of the Romans.
These two quotes also portray his change of thought between acts 1 and 5. In the start Brutus refuses to fall for Cassius ' persuasion; he claims he loves Caesar and would not turn against him. He would, however, listen to Cassius ' reasoning. Soon he made up his mind ' Caesar must be killed. After a short time, Antony convinced the plebeians Caesar was a good man who must be avenged and Brutus was named a murderer.
Brutus is the man of liberty, honor and Rome. He is an idealist and is well respected. Cassius has something that Brutus does not, such as ability of manipulating people and experiences as a good soldier. Similarly, Antony is a practical man, but he still knows how to admit and acknowledge someone else’s good sides unlike Cassius who’s always jealous. Eventually, Brutus loses and kills himself but he still thinks he won and earns “glory” since he never made shameful decisions.
Have you ever considered what honor really is? The are several honorable characters in Julius Caesar and it is a hard to decide who has the most honor. If it came down to it the most honorable character in the book would be Brutus. He always tells the absolute truth and never goes beyond what needs to be done. He has more honor than anyone in the book.
Brutus is the tragic hero of the play Julius Caesar. Brutus, just like almost every other person ever born, had flaws about him, but that does not mean that he cannot be the tragic hero of Julius Caesar. Brutus was an honorable man. Brutus was the only conspirator that killed Caesar for the good of Rome. Brutus loved his country more than he loved his closest friend.
Scholars argue over whether Brutus or Caesar is the tragic hero of the play because both characters are men of prominence who have tragic flaws that cause them to fall. Although there is evidence to support that they could both be a tragic hero, there is more evidence to support that Marcus Brutus is the tragic hero of the play. Marcus Brutus is a leader and a citizen of Rome who leads in the death of Caesar. Brutus plays the role of the tragic hero through his noble standing, fatal flaw, and legacy. Some people could argue that Caesar is the tragic hero and could provide a counterclaim to support that he is.
Julius Caesar In the beginning it was all easy a new leader in in town an everything was fine. That is until the leader was killed by nobles. Brutus was a noble that was very honorable but also very gullible. Brutus’s best friend was the exact opposite of Brutus, which makes Brutus a tragedy hero.
"Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them, yes, and furnished" once said Aldous Huxley. This is very much true in the story of Julius Caesar. In Julius Caesar, Brutus murdered his friend Julius in cold blood, and felt extremely guilty afterwards. For the reason of the guilt, Brutus is a traitor. Brutus did make the decision in favor of his homeland, but his good intentions "walled and roofed" his hell.