Tragic Flaws In Julius Caesar

217 Words1 Page
A tragedy is a dramatic form that was first defined around 330 B.C. by the Greek philosopher Aristotle. In class we read the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Caesar was warned many times about the ides of March but he ignored them which caused his tragic death. Caesar had many tragic flaws, however; Brutus´ tragic flaws shows how the play should be renamed ¨The Tragedy of Brutus”. A tragic flaw is a character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy. “This was the noblest Roman of them all” (IV.V.68). The noblest Roman of them all, according to Antony, was Brutus. One of his tragic flaws was that he believed everything that everyone tells him. Another important tragic flaw of Brutus was that
Open Document