Admittedly, Caesar could be considered the tragic hero due to his realization of his wrongdoings when he sees Brutus after being stabbed. However, Caesar never fully accepted responsibility for his actions before he died, unlike Brutus. Brutus’s dying words are, “Caesar, now be still. I killed thee with half so good a will (V.v.50-51).” These words confirm that Brutus recognizes that killing Caesar wasn’t the best course of action. Within these final words, we also see Brutus’s regret for what
Shakespeare wrote, “Caesar, now be still. I killed thee not with half so good a will (Shakespeare V.v.50-51). Brutus has finally began to notice that the decisions he made created bad outcomes. Brutus accepts his own death because he made this his punishment for the bad destruction that he caused to occur in Rome. Brutus said, “I know my hour hath come” (Shakespeare V.v.20).
What a tragedy based on how things have changed because on the path they made to be this way. Therefore so be careful who you take the bullet for because that person might not take a bullet for you so be careful who’s behind the trigger. So on the idles of March, Caesar dies of betrayal because of a friend he thought was his friend. Based on others reaction, they may be right of those who know are just the unkindest cut of all based on someone’s action. Friendships becomes to decay when find the betrayer’s true colors of who they really are.
In the story of Macbeth, we will see a lot of evil deeds and a lot of wrong doing. This type of literature is considered a tragic story. The writer is going to show the reader Macbeth’s true character in this story. By showing us Macbeth for who he truly is, Shakespeare will also reveal to us whether or not the character Macbeth would be considered a tragic hero or a Villain? So the question we should be asking ourselves here is, just because you’re considered a good person by everyone 's standards and do good deeds does that make you a tragic hero or could you still be a villain?
Although Shakespeare had to change the climactic parts of the story in order to make Brutus the tragic hero, the ending of the story is just as important because it shows how Brutus learns from his mistakes and made the ultimate sacrifice. But the historical events occurred in a way that Shakespeare didn’t even have to make any changes. In fact, Shakespeare almost pulls this story right out of Plutarch’s mouth. They both say that the second triumvirate, but mainly Antony and Octavian, decide that it is time to go hunt down Caesar murderers in order to avenge Caesar’s death. Then once they go out, many of the angry citizens brutally kill a poet named Cinna after mistaking him for the conspirator of the same name, showing how no one excused Brutus’ action because of his good intentions.
Julius Caesar is a widely known, famous play read in schools everywhere. The basis of the story is that a group of cruel men ban together to kill their ruler. It’s only natural that people assume that this is s highly organized group of killers, however this is just not the case. From the beginning the leaders of the group have clear intentions. While Cassius, a man that has a clear hatred for Caesar, may think he persuaded Brutus into thinking Caesar is a bad man that is no good for Rome, it becomes apparent that Brutus has formed those ideas on his own.
Brutus' decision to stab Caesar in the back wasn't an easy one. He has to choose between his loyalty to the Roman Republic and his loyalty to his friend. Seems like he could be heading toward tyrant status. Brutus says he killed Caesar because he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar. Based on examples in The Tragedy of Julius
The reason why I think this is because he is a very selfish person. Cassius couldn’t even bare himself to commit suicide, he had to have someone else stab him. Also the main reason why he didn’t like Caesar in the first place was because he didn’t understand why Caesar got to be king over anyone else. Cassius is also very manipulative, he basically uses Brutus’ good for bad and turns him into a bad person a little bit. Though if I had to choose from Brutus and Cassius I would have to say the Brutus is my favorite.
Antigone, a play written by Sophoclese has a classically flawed tragic hero. Creon, the king of Thebes, perfectly fits the wrole of tragic hero. His’ tragic flaws and downfalls make him the best fit for the role. His actions and consequences support the idea that he is the tragic hero, rather than Antigone, another main character. Creon, the king of Thebes, is a dignified, superior character.
At first, Antony is full of grief and express some anger at how every great accomplishment Caesar had ended so terribly, in a pool of his own blood. However, when Cassius reminds Antony that they had done it for a good reason Antony responds, “Pardon me, Caius Cassius. / The enemies of Caesar shall say this; / Then, in a friend, it is cold modesty” (III.i.232-234). This is Antony’s attempt to mend the idea that he might have been against the conspirators for if they knew his true intent at that moment they most likely would have stabbed him too. Being a surprisingly clever man, Antony agrees to everything the conspirators say and ends up being exactly as Brutus had guessed.
Caesar is killed by conspirators who wanted freedom, liberty, and democracy. Though Caesar had ruled well, he wanted to be crowned and was ambitious. Caesar was killed because he was the one whose “abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power” (2.1.18, 19). But Brutus thought that “when he once attains the upmost round, he then unto the ladder turns his back” (2.1.24, 25). But Caesar loved the Romans according to what Antony spoke about Caesar 's death, “when that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept” (3.2.89).
This makes Brutus a patriot because when Cassius suggests killing Antony Brutus says “It’ll look like we killed Caesar out of anger and Mark Antony out of envy. Let’s be sacrifices but not butchers, Caius. We’re all against what Caesar stands for, and there’s no blood in that.” Therefore he has good intentions. I also believe Brutus was a patriot because of the speech he made to the people about why he had murdered Caesar. He explains that has Caesar had to die for his ambition and since he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar it was his duty to kill him.