We see that Brutus plays the role of the tragic hero through his noble standing, fatal flaw, and legacy. He hyperbolizes the situation and concludes that he would rather die than live under the rule of Caesar. Caesar wanted to reform the Roman state which had grown too big to really be the City-State-Republic it was trying to pretend to be- the system by which it ruled its conquests and controlled its allies by proconsular governors had led to barely controlled chaos as those governors used their power to recoup all their political costs. Although they were written centuries later, Shakespeare's tragedies included these elements. One perfect example being his infamous play Julius Caesar.
Typically, tragedies are named after the tragic hero, which Aristotle describes as: a person of noble birth with a tragic flaw that leads to his or her downfall because of that flaw. He must choose between the good of the people in Rome, and the life of his best friend. Finally, when Brutus flees Rome, leaving his nobility behind, he is reduced in status. Brutus quickly saw that these men did not have Rome's, or his own, interests in mind rather than the same old plays for individual power. Brutus basically asks what Cassius wants and says that he will do anything as long as it benefits the Roman Empire. Cassius is slowly luring Brutus in to do his dirty work. There is nothing more to be ambitious for.
He also trusts the motives of the other conspirators. This paper provides an overview of The Civil Wars by Julius Caesar. Brutus's fall is definitely caused by his trustworthy nature. We attribute 'perfect' qualities to our heroes. He is trapped in a situation where he cannot win.
Threatening to kill himself with a dagger after the friar informshim that he is banished, not sentenced to death. Swearing his love for Juliet during the balcony scene, and askingher to marry him. Buying poison from the apothecary, bullying him into accepting themoney though the sale of poison was illegal and punishable bydeath. At this point in the play, the audience realizes who the tragic hero is. Caesar refused this gesture a few times that night, but after repeated attempts he let it remain on his head. In the dictionary a hero is considered or defined as a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for their brave deeds and noble qualities. Even though he means well, Marcus Brutus betrays his friend for what he believes for the best interest of the common people.
We have studied the works from Ancient Greece, England, about King Arthur, and of Oedipus, just to name a few. He believes that Caesar is like a Colossus and all the Romans are like tiny slaves walking under his enormous legs. Caesar needed to take care of class conflict in the city of Rome itself where over 100 years of military success brought in a flood of cheap slave labor and further empowered the large-scale landlords to dispossess smaller farmers who then moved into the urban slums of Rome. Though everybody enjoys a nice tragedy in a book or play once and again. In Brutus we see a person who is very complex. His decision to kill Caesar leads to chaos in Rome which forces him to make even more difficult decisions.
Once he is king that's at the beginningof Act 3 none of his actions from there to the end of the play canbe motivated by ambition, because he has as much as he can expectto get. Brutus was not only a protagonist; he was also a tragic hero. Because Caesar is killed in Act 3, Brutus has through the end of Act 5 to lament his decision, and he therefore fulfills the anagnoresis requirement that the tragic hero recognize his failing. These perplexities can bring about hardships throughout an individual's life. A tragic hero displays hamartia— the hero makes a mistake causing the downfall of his fortune. Although Julius Cesar may not seem as though he is, he is the tragic hero of the play. He goes from the top of the social standings to international… 858 Words 4 Pages Brutus is the Tragic Hero of Julius Caesar Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar is a tragic play, where the renowned Julius Caesar is on the brink of achieving total control and power by becoming emperor of the Roman Empire.
Even though Iago used extreme manipulation to get Othello to be jealous, Iago did not really have to try very hard to get Othello in a jealous state of mind. That's why the chorus concludes with the observation that a joyful life depends upon living wisely. Brutus is who is considered. In Julius Ceasar, William Shakespeare develops Marcus Brutus as the Tragic Hero whose ambition and naivety in his blind confidence in the nobility of man sparked guidance in a series of events which inevitably forced him to succumb to self destruction. The mindset that Brutus possessed only allowed him to see the world and its people from one point of view.
Pompey still was to become the king of Rome. An alternative interpretation, which if memory serves me was first suggested by James Joyce, is that Othello's tragic flaw was loss of faith in life, and not jealousy. This need to point a moralistic finger means that although we might think that the tragic hero is mostly good, there is something wrong with him. A tear between his friendship with Caesar and his loyalty to Rome, Brutus is truly the tragic hero of this play. If the hero is perfect the… 1002 Words 5 Pages A tragic hero in Shakespearean literature is understood as a noble and heroic character who makes a series of bad decisions based on his bad judgment that leads to his downfall and eventually death.