Julius Caesar Hero Quotes

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In many tragic stories throughout history there always seems to be a definitive answer on which character has the tragic ending, but in some instances, it's hard to decipher which character it is. ”Julius Caesar” by Shakespeare is one of the playwright's many tragedies in which two characters seem to have a tragic ending, yet only one really does. Brutus should be called the tragic hero of the tragedy because Caesar had the ability to prevent his downfall countless times. The character Brutus throughout “Julius Caesar” by Shakespeare had been tricked and manipulated into thinking that what he was doing was right for his country. Brutus was a noble Roman, and the conspirators knew this, and they knew they could manipulate Brutus into joining their cause. A quote that expresses this is when Cassius stated, “I know that virtue to be in you, Brutus, As well as I do know your outward favor… O, you and I have heard our fathers say There was a Brutus once that would have brooked the eternal devil to keep his state in Rome As easily as a king” (1207-1209). Brutus also had believed what he had done was noble up until his death when he said, “Caesar, now be still. I killed not thee with half so good a will”(1285). The quote proves how he still thought he killed Caesar …show more content…

Due to Caesar’s ignorance to all the warnings coming to him, if he would have just listened to one, he wouldn't have been killed. Caesar had also become cocky about it in a way, for example when Caesar saw the Soothsayer who tried to warn him, Caesar told him, “The Ides of March are come” (1238). Because of his ignorance, Caesar was killed that day. Due to the reader knowing about the conspiracy and all the attempts to warn Caesar, it's hard for the audience to have shock or feel sad about Caesar's passing. Caesar’s death seems to be more of a plot point to progress Brutus’ story line and show how willing he is to save his

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