In order to be a tragic hero you must be in a position of power, have a tragic flaw, and have a downfall that is emotional for the audience. Caesar definitely has all three of those traits , but Brutus does as well and arguably a much more honorable and well lived life. Also when Caesar is killed it is by a vicious murder because he was too greedy. When Brutus dies he dies of sadness and with honor because he allows nobody the honor of killing him. Brutus was the better tragic hero because he was more honorable, had a lesser tragic flaw, and his downfall led to more pity among the
Marcus Brutus is shown to be the real tragic hero of the play through his actions which follows the pattern of a usual Shakespearean play such as being a high positioned noble with the qualities of being honorable and moral, having an immoderate flaw of naivety and realization of his errors which leads him to try to resolve his mistakes with his death. Brutus is conveyed to be a patrician who is very selfless and does anything in order to be shown as reputable. However, his hamartia of being naive causes him to do a series amount of mistakes such as falling into the schemes of many characters. Brutus’s detrimental choices later leads to the great destruction of Rome, where he eventually realizes that his actions were the cause of the calamity. In addition, after he apprehends that he is the reason why Rome is in devastation, he tries to settle with the problem by committing suicide.
In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, a Brutus plots the death of his friend Caesar, a successful leader, for the good of Rome. Mark Antony, Caesar’s loyal friend, plans revenge over the murder of Caesar. Although Mark Antony seems manipulative, impulsive, and unscrupulous, he is actually a gifted orator, and a shrewd and charismatic that made him an effective leader. Firstly, the Romans saw Antony as charismatic leader. They willingly listened to and agreed with his opinions.
Brutus shows that having positive attributes can make you a tragic hero. “For let the gods so speed me as I love The name of honor more than I fear death.” (Act 1 Scene 2 Lines 90-91) In this quote he is explaining he is willing to die for the benefit of Rome. “Where many of the best respect in Rome, Except immortal Caesar, speaking of Brutus” (Act l. Scene 2. Lines 61-62) This shows that Brutus is an honorable man , and even Caesar friends thinks
In the text. He stated “ O Cyclops..Puny am I...How do you like the beating that we gave you, you damned cannibal?”( Homer 171 ll.388-341). Odysseus gloating represent that even though, he’s hero, he’s still arrogant and impulsive even after the deaths of his men. His victory over Polyphemus is a very good and honorable thing but some might consider him to be no difference to the Cyclops whom he called “monstar” , when he’s
Every action Brutus took was for the good of Rome. When Brutus agrees to take part in the assassination of Caesar, he does it “not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” Brutus also refused to kill Marc Antony, as, in their cause, the conspirators were to be “sacrificers but not butchers.” In the end, even Marc Antony and Octavius ultimately come to the realization that “[Brutus] was the noblest Roman of them all. / All the conspirators save only he/ Did that they did in envy of Great Caesar.” All things considered, the only fault one might be able to find in Brutus now is that he did not seek alternatives to the assassination of Julius Caesar, but, in that he acted on his conviction of how Caesar could turn Rome into a dictatorship, and, that is what distinguishes him as a patriot. Otherwise, had Brutus acted out of jealousy or a personal vendetta, then he would be a traitor. Actions alone do not determine who or what a person is; it is the reason behind those actions that make or break a
The less straight-forward approach wins the people’s hearts, as Antony reveals the flaws in Brutus’s justification without once calling him a traitor. Brutus seems to use the speech more to persuade himself, which weakens his effect on others, but since Brutus is likely denying his heart, which knows heit was made a dishonorable act, he cannot touch the emotions of the crowd, leaving a doorway for Antony to draw them in and kindle a fire of rage. Brutus’s weak appeal to only his honor only minorly won the Roman people, but honor alone was not enough against logic, friendliness, and emotion displayed by his
The Romans showed their love for Caesar in many places, and other characters show their fear of his popularity, with Brutus saying: ”Why are they shouting? I’m afraid the people have made Caesar their king.” Whether or not Caesar would have been a good leader, Rome chose him, and it should have been the right of the people to make the decision, no matter how bad the outcome could have been. For Brutus, Cassius, and the other conspirators to interfere was a great betrayal of Rome’s
The people who are uneducated and low in the social class follow whoever provides them with what is needed. The fact that they are so gullible and have bias commentary intensifies the speeches of Marcus Brutus and Marc Antony. Through Brutus’s speech the people want to “bring him to his house/ with shouts and clamours (Shakespeare 3.2.56-57)” because they believe he saved Rome from Caesar 's wretched ambition. But as the plot continues, Antony is able to direct them towards his opinion with the help of Caesar 's body and the will. Minutes after praising Brutus for their savior they want to “ burn the house of Brutus (3.2.245)” for his wrong doings.
William Shakespeare is the greatest playwright of all time. In Julius Caesar a play written by Shakespeare himself; he proves his worth of the title. The two most notable speeches in Julius Caesar are spoken by Brutus and Antony. They use many literary elements to persuade the audience of their point. In Brutus’ speech, he expresses the point that Caesar died for the good of Rome.