While some may argue that Brutus embodies these qualities, Brutus allowed flattery and ambition to corrupt his ideas. “Brutus and Caesar: what should be in that ‘Caesar’? Why should that name be sounded more than yours?” (1.2.140). Brutus allowed Cassius to talk him into killing Caesar, and believed that he should be loved and supported as much as Caesar. Brutus knew that with Caesar out of the way, he would become the people's
Throughout many of Shakespeare’s plays and tragedies, a tragic hero shines though the story and is identified as the character who possesses a flaw that eventually leads to their defeat or death. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, there has been much debate about who is the tragic hero in this play. Many people agree that Marcus Brutus is the tragic hero; however, others argue it is Caius Cassius. After examining these two specific characters, a conclusion is more easily drawn. Marcus Brutus can be identified as the tragic hero of this play because he is a person that has heroic qualities such as nobility and affection; however, it is his strong love for his country and people that lead to his disastrous demise.
Plutarch does not mention Brutus very much except that he had been pardoned by Caesar for fighting against him. Shakespeare, though, makes him out to be a man who loved his country more than men and was willing to die defending it. Antony also seems to be mentioned very little by Plutarch.
One example of the turmoil it cause in Rome was it started a war between the conspirators and their followers and Antony and Octavius and his followers. This play just goes to show that your actions can cause a chain reaction because in the end both Brutus and Antony ended up dieing all because they killed Caesar in the beginning of the play and they had lost the
Flaws of a Tragic Hero! Honor can be looked upon in different ways. In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus is looking and thought to be honored for his selfless actions, but Mark Antony seems to think otherwise. Antony contrasts from Brutus, which helps Brutus’ development as a tragic hero and advances the plot. Antony is the character that contrasts with Brutus.
King Lear is still considered to be a tragic hero. He is also known as an aging King that decided to become a nudist. King Lear is the King of Britain. King Lear went through some bad luck due to their deadly flaw. King Lear wasn’t good at discernment and arrogance.
In Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Antony implicitly challenges Brutus’ defense of why he killed Caesar by imparting a message of the humility and goodness of Caesar to the plebeians most effectively through the use logos, or reason, through explanations and physical evidence. For example, Antony began his speech with examples of how Caesar wasn’t ambitious, as Brutus suggested, by bringing up an occasion that the plebeians witnessed of when“on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition? Yet Brutus says he was ambitious” (Shakspeare 3.2. 97-100).
“Into what dangers would you lead me, Cassius, that you would have me seek into myself for that which is not me?” (I.II.68-69). In the play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare there are many characters that can be compared and contrasted; two of those characters are Brutus and Cassius. Brutus and Cassius both have quite a few similarities as well as their differences. One of the few similarities that both these characters share is that both were involved in the assassination of Caesar; the difference between these two is their personalities. Cassius likes having everything his way while Brutus cares and loves for his country, Rome.
Fate versus free will – this is one of the many philosophies that William Shakespeare examines in Julius Caesar. There are two interesting forces, fate and free will throughout the play that are fighting for control over men. Fate was shown in the many prophecies and omens that characters viewed throughout Act II. Free will was the characters ability to overcome their fate. Shakespeare shows a delicate balance between the two forces.
In literature characters use ethos, logos, and pathos to help persuade the readers and other characters in the literature of what they are speaking about. In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, Brutus speaks at Caesar’s funeral. Brutus tells the people of Rome how Caesar is an ambitious man and how he kills him so all of the people of Rome could finally be free. After Brutus is finished speaking, Antony steps up to speak. He explains to the people of Rome how Caesar couldn’t have been an ambitious man; he has turned down a crown three times.
The main character macbeth is not a tragic hero though. A tragic hero sees the error of their ways and at least tries to make a change, but the main character Macbeth does not change his ways. But for the reader to understand this you must go to the beginning. In the beginning Macbeth was the hero of the
These two sides consist of Brutus and Cassius as the conspirators and Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus as the loyal ones to Caesar. The two sides battle it out at Philippi, which turns out to the the final resting place for Brutus and Cassius, who lose at the end. In “Julius Caesar” William Shakespeare uses Metaphors and hyperboles to prove that Marcus brutus is the Tragic Hero due to his naivety. Shakespeare uses hyperboles to show that Brutus is the tragic hero in this play due to his naivety. Throughout