Theme Of Hubris In Julius Caesar

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“Cowards die many times before the death / The valiant never taste death but once.” This is a quote by William Shakespeare in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar was a power-gaining Roman who had the favor of the people. Jealousy, however, took over a couple of his friends, causing his destruction. His death was not the only death caused by a pride of some sort that ignored a warning or law, which can be known as hubris. A majority of the main characters were guilty of hubris.

One character guilty of hubris was Julius Caesar. Although he was not prideful, because of Cassius and Brutus’ pride, he ended up getting murdered. He did, however, not follow a very clear warning: “Beware the Ides of March,” (I, ii, 18). Because he ignored
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