Honor and loyalty are the most important personal traits of a person, but it can also be the opposite depending how it is expressed. Honor means you keep your word , no matter what. It also means you do what is best for yourself and others around you. When somebody is honorable to you, you respect them , and trust them. Honorable people are also normally known as responsible and likable. In some cases, people think they are doing what is honorable, but really they are not.
Brutus’ tragic flaw is his honor, poor judgement and his idealism. The conspirators wrote him fake letters to get him to join them. They made it seem good that they were killing Caesar. For his second flaw, which is first taken advantage of by Antony, when he talked Brutus into letting him speak at Caesar’s funeral. His second example of poor judgement is thinking Antony could cause no harm to the conspirators or their plan. His last example of poor judgement was attacking Antony and Octavius at Philippi. His idealism leads him to believe what everybody tells him, he believes Antony and Cassius. Cassius makes him believe they are killing Caesar for the betterment of Rome. Everybody took advantage of Brutus’ flaws except Caesar.
The play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, entails the rise and fall of Julius Caesar and Brutus, the man plotting against him. At the opening of the play Julius is being celebrated for his victory over Pompey. Later, he is offered kingship; but Caesar refuses the crown. On the ides of March Brutus and some other men come before Caesar to plead a case; except, their only motive is to kill Caesar. Antony, Caesar’s right hand man, pretends to side with the conspirators after Caesar is killed, while he gathers an army to defeat Brutus. Antony and Octavius’ army defeats Brutus’ troops; forcing Brutus and many others to commit suicide. The tragic character, Brutus, is usually the protagonist that has a tragic flaw and this causes his defeat. A tragic flaw is the cause of their downfall, usually an action or belief. Brutus’ tragic flaws are his nobility, trust and the inability to wrong people. Brutus is the tragic character in Julius Caesar because of his nobility and because he does all his deeds for the good of Rome.
Portia is Brutus' cousin. They keep their familial relationship secret, due to fear of criticism from others. Portia wants to help Brutus on his plan to overturn Caesar, because they both want what's best for the Roman's. She helps him and the conspiracy, and once Caesar's dead, she stays by his side for support. When they are in town one day, Brutus gets into a fight with another male, she yells for it to stop. When the fight gets worse, she kills herself, to keep the familial relationship safe. She wanted to go with her
Brutus is a very popular figure in Rome which means he could do things that look bad if others do but he could do and look virtuous. Casca joins Cassius and some other noble Romans in a plan to execute Caesar. Cassius tells Cinna to take a paper and put it on the judge’s chair where Brutus sits so he will find it, and to throw another paper into his window and to attach another with wax to the statue of Brutus’s ancestor. Only then to return to Pompey’s theater, where Cinna will find them. Cassius and Casca go see Brutus at his house before sunrise.
Portia still tries to uncover the cause of Brutus' sorrow, and proves she is worthy of keeping a secret because of her nobleness. First she states,
The downfall of Brutus begins to occur as soon as he makes the decision to kill Caesar. Due to the character flaw of misjudgment of character, Brutus makes the decision to kill Caesar, which leads to his downfall. The first loss he experiences is the loss of a friend, not an adversary, who happens to be Caesar. Brutus truly does love Caesar, but kills him for love of his country. Right before Brutus dies he says: “Caesar, now be still. / I killed not thee with half so good a will,” (997). Brutus speaks his dying words to Caesar, saying that he killed himself more willingly than he killed Caesar. It is obvious that he cared about Caesar. The second loss he experiences is the loss of his wife Portia. He tells Cassius: “Impatient of my absence / And grief that young Octavius with Mark
Brutus has led a revolt against the kings of Rome and being a judge, he has sentenced his sons to death for trying to do the opposite and restore the monarchy. He has paid a huge price by putting the perceived needs of state and country above his own, and now must deal with the immediate consequence of his actions.
Brutus’s wife, the daughter of an honorable roman who took sides against Caesar. Portia, adapted to being Brutus’s soul mate, is upset to find him so unwilling to speak his mind when she finds him distressed.
Brutus is starting to feel bad and sorry for Portia. He’s almost at his breaking point. Portia takes advantage of that by digging a little deeper and telling him that if she truly meant so much to him he’d tell her his secret. Portia tries to explain to Brutus how she comes from a noble family, and that she is much more than just any woman considering where she comes from. Portia believes that the fact of her family background and Brutus picking her for a wife makes her a much stronger woman. So she can bear his secrets.
In Act 2, Brutus opened the letters that he thought came from the people and strengthened his decision to stand up for the Romans and get the power he wanted by killing Caesar. In this act, Brutus moved gradually toward the role of a leader by gathering the conspirators and revealing the plan to them but not to his own wife, Portia. There are many people in the society and government who are double-sided when it comes to surrounding with different types of people. Brutus, for example acts differently when he’s privately with his wife and when he’s involved with outsiders. This theme demonstrates both the private and the public self of Brutus, which makes the audiences understand the deeper side of Brutus’s personality.
3. Brutus killed himself because he believed that it's him who supported to protect Rome, but now he has ruined Rome. When he realized the true reality, the ghost appeared next to him, in which he thought that it's time for his death so he stabbed himself.
Thus, she indicates that she can endure whatever Brutus has on his mind, and makes it known that she is definitely not the fragile feminine flower that Brutus and the rest of humanity distinguishes her as. Through this succinct line, Shakespeare allows the reader to recognize that Portia is not an ordinary woman, rather she is an intense and strong willed woman with deep devotion for her husband. One of Brutus’ most notable characteristics is his stoicism, which is clearly seen through instances regarding Portia, as illustrated through Act II, scene i, when he refuses to confide in Portia about the plans to kill Caesar, and when Brutus utters, “Why farewell Portia,” (Brutus, IV, iii, 189) in regards to her death. Brutus’ stoicism impinges on their relationship, because he confines his secrets from her, and towards her death, he allows the audience to gain insight of his true character: the neglect of private feelings and loyalties in favor of what Brutus believes to be the public good. Brutus thus undermines Portia as the symbol of his private life and manifests on the fact that he puts his public life before his private one. Portia’s death also serves as an example of stoicism because he does not reveal any of the emotion that was brought to him in the light of her suicide. Thus, uncovering that stoicism and honor are put before all else.
Fate gives Brutus a chance to change his decision that he made of his own free will about killing Caesar by having Portia, who is Brutus’s wife, encourage him to change his mind. First, Portia gives Brutus a sign of fate by revealing that when the men left her house they hid their faces “even from darkness” (II, i, 905). Brutus decides to ignore Portia’s warning about men who hide their faces, which is one of the events that leads up to Brutus’s, and also Portia’s suicidal act of “[swallowing] hot coals”, fated suicide (Salem Press). Next, Portia reminds Brutus that she is not weak because she is “well reputed” and a woman that Brutus saw fit to marry (II, i, 923). Even knowing and being sufficiently reminded that Portia is not of lesser intelligence than he is; Brutus still continues on with his decision to betray Caesar. Also, Portia reminds Brutus that he can trust her to help him make the right decision and that she will not “disclose” his secrets to others (II, i, 926). Brutus at this