Keep Power or Kill If you believed that the only way to save your state was to kill one of your friends, would you? The character Brutus killed one of his friends in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar(JC) by William Shakespeare. Some people believe that he is a villain and only killed Caesar to keep his own power in the government. However many people think that he killed Julius Caesar to help prevent Rome from becoming dictatorship.
Brutus and Cassius are two prominent conspirators in the play Julius Caesar; one of these two fits Aristotle's depiction of a tragic hero. The difference between a normal hero and a tragic hero is that the latter will have a tragic flaw that keeps them from succeeding. These characters are often sympathetic and will cleave to the reader's pity. Firstly, we shall discuss Cassius. He was a man of questionable character. He could be manipulative and scheming, allowing his flesh to rule his heart. Cassius hated to be subservient to any man, and especially to Caesar. Upset by the rich and powerful who allowed Caesar to rule, he began to think of a way to remove Caesar from his throne. By using other men's good intentions, Cassius orchestrated and
Do you think brutus is a tragic hero? Well he is since he has a strong relationship with Caesar, his relationship with the citizens of rome is greater. For example,” This was the noblest roman of them all the conspirators, except him did that they did out of jealousy of Caesar; Only he, in general -honest thought and common good to all, made one of them His life was gentle, and the elements so mix'd in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world,” This was a man!” This quote from act 5 shows how he was considered a tragic hero by anthony which was Caesar’s son. A tragic hero is someone who is not innocent but also a brave and noble person. Brutus’s honor, nobleness, and self-rightness makes him a tragic hero.
Brutus, According to Shakespeare The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, a Shakespearean play and representation of the assassination of Caesar, is a well written and developed story in which the build up of the characters is very well done. As a matter of fact, the developing of Brutus, the tragic hero on the play, is one of the most important characters and therefore one of the better explained and exposed. Brutus is a character that is marked with three traits that allow him to be the one responsible for Caesar's assassination. Indeed, Brutus is naive, well-intended and hypocrite, as seen when the conspirators convince him to be part of it, and be one of the most important figures in it.
In Act 1, the reader is introduced to the characters and their attributes. Julius Caesar is a victorious, God-like being anticipated for the role of Rome’s leader. Brutus is a significant nobleman with authority and an admirable senate member. Cassius is an opinionated nobleman, who believes that the nobility of Rome should be responsible for governing their city. Cassius alters information to manipulate Brutus’ noble nature and views. Cassius’ techniques for manipulating Brutus include flattery and convincing. Caesar dislikes Cassius, but is friendly to Brutus. Brutus’ first concern is the people of Rome and their safety, and Cassius prompts Brutus that Caesar is too powerful, power leads to corruption, and the Roman people fear his control.
Brutus is a tragic hero and thus has a tragic flaw; he loves Rome too much and it ultimately leads to his downfall. His love for Rome is what got Brutus his reputation as an honorable
Friends can turn on you in a heartbeat even if you thought you knew them. People you trust and care for can change their mind in an instant and turn against you to do harm to you. The story Julius Caesar shows this between the honorable Brutus and Caesar. Caesar thought Brutus was a trustworthy person but for Brutus there is something more important to him then Caesar. Brutus is a great soldier and an honorable man and we may know people like this. Brutus is an honorable man because he cares about Rome and would do anything to protect it.
Julius Caesar, is a play based on the true events that occurred in Roman history. The play follows the fictional lives of Caesar and his people leading up to, and after his assassination. Several characters can be labeled as both villainous and heroic at different points in the play due to their actions, however, this does not apply to the character of Marcus Junius Brutus, who remains a hero through the entire play. Brutus is a hero for several reasons, The first reason Brutus is considered to be a hero is because he continuously stands up for what he believes in. Secondly, it is clear that Brutus is a hero because he kills himself as a sacrifice to the roman public.
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).
Although Cassius and Brutus play significant roles in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, both men differ in their rank, views of justice, and possess contrasting personalities. Both men knew Caesar but differed in their motives to kill him. For example, the reader may view Brutus as a hero who desires fair treatment in Rome. Cassius may be looked upon as a manipulative and jealous man seeking to fulfill his own agenda. Despite Brutus’ decision to kill Caesar, it can be argued that he is a man of virtue while Cassius is a man of vice.
Brutus fled his country where he eventually killed himself. While Brutus experiences an impactful turning point, Cassius ' actions and personality remain fairly constant within the negative traits. He represents gloominess from the beginning of the play; he is jealous, manipulative and pessimistic. “O coward that I am, to live so long to see my best friend ta 'en before my face.” (V.III.34-35).
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a drama written by William Shakespeare, one of the most influential writers in the English language. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is based in a real historical event, the murder of Gaius Julius Caesar in ancient Rome. This play describes events that led to the assassination of Caesar. It is known that Shakespeare took inspiration from history because of his depiction of some aspects described in the play (Shmoop University Inc). Shakespeare uses other historical figures of ancient Rome to create a “real” mood in his play. Even though the play is called The Tragedy of Julius Caesar the tragic hero isn’t Caesar himself but Julius Brutus a diplomatic and close friend of Caesar. To add a dramatic effect to his play Shakespeare, like any other author, tweaks the historical characters his used in his play to make them fit perfectly with the dramatic structure and his own idea for this tragedy. Even though Shakespeare tried to
Everyone knows that Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by his friends, so they naturally assume Caesar is a tragic hero. In digging deeper, the real tragic hero of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is revealed. To begin, William Shakespeare’s play is based on historical events that occurred in Rome around 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was born in 102 B.C. and died in 44 B.C. During this time, he became a power-hungry military leader. His rise to power was a result of such actions that made the Roman public love him. Although the Roman public loved him, many higher Romans believed that he was becoming dangerous. These feelings ultimately led to the murder of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. when he was stabbed 35 times. This period of uncertainty lasted approximately
Cassius is a foil to Brutus due to their reasons for killing Caesar. Cassius's reasons goes more towards fear and jealousy, and hs more of a selfish reason to end Caesar's life. While Brutus's motive is, wholeheartedly, for the good of Rome, and his loyalty towards Rome is greater than his of Caesars. An example for Cassius being selfish and fearful is when he sent forged letter to Brutus just to get him to help him kill Caesar. Brutus's every action in this play is for the good of Rome, he was hesitant at first because he did not believe he was a threat to Rome and the citizens until Cassius sent the forged letters.
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.