Caesar Arrogance Essay

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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. Caesar’s hamartia was his downfall because of his arrogance which lead to little respect for others, how ignorant he was, and his small attention to details. The first noticeable hamartia Caesar reveals about himself is his arrogance in that nothing bad will ever happen to him. When the soothsayer calls out to Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March” (1.2.18), while Caesar is in public with a crowd and his wife. Caesar is curious to what the soothsayer has to say, so Caesar calls to him to come closer. The soothsayer says again, “Beware the Ides of
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