Throughout Julius Caesar, there is a total of thirty-four people that speak. From their words and actions, we can gather information as to who they are. We can see their strengths, and also their weakness from the play. Although there are thirty-four people that speak, there are only five people in the play that have traits that lead to their demise. The characters in the play that have important traits are Julius Caesar, Brutus, Antony, Cassius, and Octavius.
First of all, the character with the leading fatal flaw is Julius Caesar. Caesar was respected by half of Rome, and hated by the other half. One of Julius Caesar’s best traits is that he was successful. He was successful in gaining the hearts of Rome and appealing to the people. Caesar was successful in defeating Pompey at war. One of Caesar’s weaknesses is that he was easily manipulated. In Julius Caesar, when Decius speaks of Calpurnia’s dream, he manipulates Caesar into believing that the dream is misinterpreted. Caesar responds with,” And this…show more content… One of Brutus’s greatest strengths is that he is caring. Brutus cares about the people of Rome more than he cares about himself. Brutus tells the countrymen, “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” This quote shows how Brutus cares for the people of Rome. Another example of Brutus’s strengths is that he is honorable. In Act I, Scene II of Julius Caesar, Brutus states, “If it be aught toward the general good, set honor in one eye and death in the other, and I will look on both indifferently, for let the gods so speed me as I love the name of honor more than I fear death.” This quote shows that he rather die than live without honor. One of Brutus’s weakness is also honor. Brutus holds all of his fellow Romans in high honor. Antony, along with other Romans, uses this weakness to deceive him. If Brutus did not have honor for Antony, he would not have died in the