The play, for all intents and purposes should be called “The Tragedy of Marcus Brutus”, as it follows Brutus being mislead and played as a fool for the audience to watch and only in the end, dying. Caesar being as he was, a paranoid man believed to be a god, dying in an excessively cliché way, making it not nearly as tragic as Brutus’s death. As Brutus is the leading face of the people, the man that was beloved by all, he is seen in a bright light regardless of how morally incorrect his actions are. If his nobility and trusting nature weren’t so critical to his personality then it’s likely the events of Caesar’s death would have never occurred, but its because of these so called flaws that he is so well loved. This goes to show he will not be blamed or refuted for any wrongdoings as he is far too noble, but he is also lead astray easily to do these said wrongs for he is too
Although Octavian had absolute power and was considered popular by the people, he would at all costs avoid being called a monarch. This could be due to him knowing about how Julius Caesar was murdered for being considered a tyrant and accepting such titles. Suetonius reveals, “… ‘O Just and generous Lord!’, whereupon the entire audience rose to their feet and applauded, as if the phrase referred to Augustus. An angry look and a peremptory gesture soon quelled this gross flattery.” In public, Octavian would condemn anyone who called him a monarch which shows that he did care about what the public thought of him compared to Julius Caesar. Octavian avoided such titles since he already had the power of an emperor and knew that there was a stigma towards the term monarch.
Throughout the story, Brutus was one of the few characters that understood the way power could change a man. He feared that Caesar would become a tyrant with all his new power and that Rome would suffer from his rule. He states this multiple times in the story. During Caesar’s funeral, Brutus states “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more,” (JC 3.2.23). It is clear to see here that Brutus was justified in killing Caesar because his intentions are good.
In the play, Brutus never regretted killing Caesar for the reason that he did it for Rome’s best interest. I also rarely regret my actions since I recognize that there had to have been a reason for them. An example of this is ending a friendship with a person for being a horrible influence; I realize it had been a toxic relationship, even if I miss the
Out of all the warnings he has received, the ones he truly felt were true were Calpurnia’s dream and the discovery of the beast without a heart. Another reason why caesar didn’t take the warnings seriously, although everyone loyal to him did is his arrogance. Caesar was very arrogant and this is shown through the way he speaks, which is always in the third person. Caesar’s ignorance and Caesar’s arrogance were the leading causes of his demise. Had he come to his senses earlier, and not let his arrogance get in the way of his safety, Caesar may have lived longer than he
We all have questionable thoughts go through our heads, but it is the decision to act upon them which makes a person good or the opposite. After the fact, Macbeth does not repair the evil, he does not confess. Macbeth basks in the glory of being the new king. Not only does he give in to the temptation of evil and personal gain, he is too prideful to own up to his wrongdoings and attempt to right his
There are many reasons a once great man may fall. Hubris leads Macbeth into taking far too courageous actions, his lack of questioning makes him blind, and his own actions lay the blame of the Murder solely on his shoulders. While most can agree Lady Macbeth had her part in persuading him, one cannot blame her for the act simply because she wanted it to happen. Macbeth is the murderer, his wife didn't make one. Macbeth is firstly at fault due to his own hubris.
In the The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus and Caesar both have major flaws that lead to their downfall. There can only be one tragic hero in a play since a tragedy revolves around a tragic hero. With all the characteristics of a tragic hero, Brutus is the one that would be shown as the tragic hero in the play since he shows all of the characteristics of one. Brutus in the Tragedy of Julius Caesar is shown as the tragic hero, and his downfall is begun by all of his major flaws. One of Brutus’s main flaws is that he was very honorable to Rome and the conspirators took advantage of that.
Even tough we see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted, showing that he is very much humane, and his only fault being way too ambitious. That was interesting because we get the feeling that something out of the ordinary is coming up and our anticipation gets into the story straightaway. At the very end, in the beginning of Macbeth’s downfall we didn 't expect that a murderer like him would, even in defeat, display conscience and bravery. "I will not yield to kiss the ground before young Malcolm 's feet,... And damn 'd be him that first cries 'Hold, enough! '" (Line 32-39, Pg 249).
Macbeth’s Moral Deterioration Throughout the years where ruling and power took place everyone has always wanted to feel powerful and wouldn't stop at any lengths to have it even if it means hurting others along the way and choosing the wrong path . For others not so much, but some will choose anything to have power for instance in the tragedy of Macbeth. This is a story of an unsuccessful ruler who became king by murdering and manipulation. He chose to kill and lie in order to have power. His immoral decisions eventually lead him into extreme feelings of guilt and remorse later on in the tragedy.