Pride And Arrogance In Julius Ceasar

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Shakespeare uses the idea of hubris, or tragic flaw, as the defining feature of his major characters in the play “Julius Ceasar.” The Greek word hubris refers to impertinent pride as a sense of security. Because of pride and arrogance, the character who personifies hubris always has a tragic downfall. William Shakespeare expertly portrays the tragic downfall in a character by thoroughly exposing their tragic fall. In “Julius Caesar,” both Caesar and Brutus suffer from hubris – both of them are filled with a sense of overconfidence and arrogance that leads to their tragic downfall. In Act II, Scene II, Calpurnia pleads with Caesar, begging him not to leave of the household for the reason that she trusts that the dream she experienced the preceding
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