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Julius Caesar Hero

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The play of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare can be considered as a tragedy play and a tragic hero or even tragic heroes are present and the most complex character and perfect fit for this title is Brutus, he possess all the definition of a tragic hero, like any other tragic heroes Brutus possess many great traits like his strength, abilities, and his integrity and he also has great intentions for his city and was considered the most noble man in Rome, but his tragic flaws like his poor judgment would lead to his downfall and even his death. The play Julius Caesar is considered to be a tragedy type of play, and this means that the play wouldn't be complete without a tragic hero(es). Throughout the play many characters can be considered…show more content…
Brutus is considered to be the tragic hero of the play, but another character that can be called a tragic hero is the man himself Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar can be consider as a tragic hero because of his positive attributes and his tragic and fatal flaws. Caesar’s positive traits made the people of Rome to love him. For example, Julius Caesar is great at battle and a good example of that is in the beginning of the play he just won a battle against Pompey. And he is also a great leader and he cares about Rome and its people for example according to Antony “He hath brought many captives home to Rome. Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill.” (Act III, Scene 2) meaning that Caesar captured captives to Rome for ransoms and that ransom money is given to Rome to benefit the people. His positive traits alone wouldn't make him a tragic hero to be tragic hero he needs to have a tragic flaw. His tragic flaw that would led to his downfall is his arrogance. An example of his arrogance is “Caesar shall forth. The things that threatened me Ne'er looked but on my back. When they shall see The face of Caesar, they are vanished.” (Act II, Scene 2), he is saying when the people that threatens him looks at him they all vanish because they are afraid of him. Another example after Calpurnia tells him that he shouldn't go to the senate because something bad is going to happen to him, Caesar says “Caesar should be a beast without a heart, If he should stay at home today for fear. No, Caesar shall not. Danger knows full well That Caesar is more dangerous than he.” (Act II, Scene 2) he thinks that if he stays home then he would be a coward and also he says the he is more dangerous than danger. Julius Caesar is also considered as tragic hero because he has the attributes of a tragic
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