Almost all tragic heroes’ suffering and demise are done with purpose, just as Caesar being killed to prevent his future rule as a tyrant. Lastly, Caesar is the tragic hero of the play because his fate is determined from the start, that he will be murdered before becoming the ruler by a group of men, one of them being his best friend, Brutus. Being influenced by a group of conspirators led by a man named Cassius, Brutus in persuaded to join the group and kill his best friend Caesar for what he believes is “the good of Rome”. Although Brutus had worries of his friend Caesar becoming ruler, he was pushe... ... middle of paper ... ...h, and even gave him approval of his actions. His best friend, Brutus, killed Shakespeare’s tragic hero, Julius Caesar, with honor and respect in order to prevent his future rule as a tyrant.
Brutus believes he was thinking on behalf of Rome’s common good. The conspirators focus on Caesar’s hubris; therefore, forgot all the good that he had achieved. Caesar’s assassination cannot be justified because Brutus and Cassius kill him too soon to see if he would be a poor ruler like they believed.
Antony, Caesar’s best friend and another honorable Roman, betrays Brutus by turning against the conspirators. Cassius, a respected Roman, and Brutus betray each other by arguing and destroying their friendship. All this betraying lead to many deaths in the play. When Brutus betrayed Caesar for the good of Rome by killing him, he had no idea that he would regret it later on in his life. Brutus wanted to kill Caesar because he thought that if Caesar became king, he would forget who his real friends are and he would not pay attention to them.
Brutus, probably the most significant character in the play, is the leader of the group who plans to kill Caesar, although Cassius is the initiator of the plot. Brutus loves Caesar, as Caesar does him, and ironically this is why he kills Caesar – he does not want to see him corrupted by the absolute power he (Caesar) would have if he were king. He gives Caesar the final stab which kills him. He then leads his and Cassius’ army against Antony and Octavius’ and finally kills himself to avenge Caesar’s death. Caesar was getting so popular with the people that they wanted to crown him king, which would mean he would have absolute power.
In William Shakespeare's classic tragedy “Julius Caesar” the characters are all positioned on a path that leads them to a terrible and disastrous end. Some destroy themselves for the greater good of Rome or just because of their own selfish greed for power. Some characters proceed to destroy others in hopes of protecting the greater good, but lose those closest to them. Cassius leads a dark conspiracy and kills Julius Caesar, but later kills himself. Marc Antony and Octavius track down and kill the assassins that killed Caesar, but lose those they care about most along the way.
Mark Antony then speaks to the people to seek revenge on the conspirators, when this happens, Brutus and Cassius lead an army against Antony and both Brutus and Cassius die. The best example of a tragic hero in this play is Brutus. He was a highly honored man in Rome, but he made some bad choices like conspiring against Caesar. This causes him to lose his honor, family, and Roman respect. Brutus is the tragic hero because he has a fatal flaw, a series of bad choices that he makes, and can be felt sympathetic towards in the end.
When he murder Caesar, Brutus use rhetoric, figures of speech, to win over the hearts of people, discredit Caesar’s reputation, and maybe gain some creditability for himself. When this occurred, Brutus announced that he would allow Antony to make a speech for the people after Brutus won over the crowd. In Brutus speech, he mentions to the people why Caesar was better dead than alive. This reason Brutus gave was Caesar was too ambitious and not fitted for a leader. Well, in Antony’s oration he did what he promised, not to point out who murder Caesar, however he wanted his fellow Romans to bring justice to Caesar and prove that Caesar was not ambitious but noble.
In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar the Roman public is sadden and outraged by the death of their beloved leader and turn against the Senate, after Antony, a friend and advisor of Caesar, convinces them to (Shakespeare 136). As a result, there was a civil war between the second triumvirate, Antony, Octavian, and Lepidus, and the Senate. The second triumvirate wins and creates the Roman Empire (Julius Background). Ironically, the Senate’s intentions of keeping the Republic intact by killing Caesar only brought chaos and a crippling civil war to Rome. They killed Caesar to preserve the Roman Republic but only destroyed
So after writing him fake letters from citizens convincing him to be the ruler, he joined in the conspiracy and they decided they had to assassinate Caesar. Brutus helped assassinate his friend because he believed it was for the good of Rome, because Caesar was a very bad ruler. The people of Rome, however, led by a friend of Caesar named Marc Antony, ran the conspirators out of town for doing such a tedious deed. After this, Antony and Brutus got into a war, and Brutus ended up killing himself. Brutus is a tragic hero because he is the character that made an error of judgment and brought on a tragedy.
Caesar did not respect the Senate, his people’s elected representatives. He undermined the Senate’s power over him, one of his greatest blows in destroying the Roman Republic. The destruction of the Roman Republic can be accredited to Julius Caesar because his egotism resulted in the government only supporting him, he was willing to gain power at any cost which put many people at risk, and had no respect for the Roman Senate’s power over him. Caesar however, was killed by a group of conspiring senators before he could destroy the Roman Republic even more than he already had. It is a matter of great curiosity then, how much more glorious the Roman Republic could have been if Julius Caesar had not destroyed it.