William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

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William Shakespeare’s play, “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” was mainly based on the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar. “Julius Caesar” is a play based on rhetoric and politics. Rhetoric is the science of manipulation. Marcus Brutus, a Senate and a beloved friend of Caesar stood as the face among the conspirators leading the assassination of Julius Caesar. Aristotle said, “A man doesn’t become a hero until he can see the root of his downfall”. He defined a tragic hero as someone who is highly renowned and prosperous. According to Aristotle’s Poetics, a tragic hero is someone who is noble, has one or more fatal flaws, realizes them and pays for his actions. Though Julius Caesar was noble, he does not endure a reversal of his actions as described in “Poetics” written by Aristotle. All the characters of a tragic hero described in the Poetics can be seen in Marcus Brutus. Brutus is noble, killed Caesar whom he thought was ambitious, and committed suicide at the end for his behavior.
Marcus Brutus is a well-respected nobleman and an honest patriot. He holds a crucial role in the conspiracy against Caesar. He is devoted to the idea of republic and fears that the rise of Caesar’s influence is a risk to the Roman plebeians. He loves and admires Caesar, but he would not let Caesar grow to his power and turn his back into the people of Rome. Unlike Antony, Brutus is an idealist. The reason of why he joined the conspiracy is that concern he has for the common good. In this
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