Was Julius Caesar Honorable

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Brutus is the tragic hero of the play Julius Caesar. Brutus, just like almost every other person ever born, had flaws about him, but that does not mean that he cannot be the tragic hero of Julius Caesar. Brutus was an honorable man. Brutus was the only conspirator that killed Caesar for the good of Rome. Brutus loved his country more than he loved his closest friend. Brutus cares more about his country than he does his best friends life. Caesar was Brutus’s best friend and he recognized that his best friend was becoming power hungry and was too ambitious. Only a true tragic hero of Shakespearian era play could be able to recognize the fact that one of the people they love the most has become too ambitious and the only way to stop him is by putting him to death for the good of his country. Brutus is an honorable man. Many may say that Brutus did not truly care more about his country, but he himself was the ambitious one. Brutus killed his best friend for the good of his country as he says during Caesar’s funeral “Just as I killed my best friend for the good of Rome, so will I kill myself when my country requires my death.”(The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar, III,iii 81) Would an ambitious man kill himself because his country did not believe that what he did was right? Brutus is…show more content…
Brutus was honorable, wise beyond his years, and too caring. Tragic heroes normally die in the end and Brutus had a very tragic ending by having his servant hold the sword so he could kill himself to prove to Rome that if his actions were wrong that he would kill himself. Brutus is the noblest Roman to ever live, which is a quality of a tragic hero. This is known to be true because Antony hates Caesar’s assassins and compliments Brutus on how honorable he is. "This was the noblest Roman of them all."(The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar V,iii line 68. Brutus was the tragic hero of The Tragedy Of Julius
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