culminate in Brutus, who Shakespeare used to send a clear message about people. A tragic hero’s characterization should not be a disastrous assortment of social ailments; he or she should be a good person with a single imperfection. In Julius Caesar Brutus has poor reasoning skills. When asked if he would want Caesar to be king, he replies, “I would not, yet I love him well” (Shakespeare 892). Caesar is a demanding character, even around his friends, so it can be assumed that Brutus is regularly influenced by Caesar.
There are many attributes that Macbeth has that shows how he is a tragic hero in the play. First, what characteristics make a person a tragic hero? There are multiple aspects that a person must have that will declare them a tragic hero. The most notorious tragic hero is Oedipus from the play Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles. In the play, Oedipus is frightened about the prophecy that he will kill his father and marry his mother.
In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar the element of tragic hero is presented. A tragic hero is defined as a character of high standing who has a flaw that leads to his or her downfall, this individual is enlightened of his or her mistakes and is often viewed with pity or sympathy by the audience. Shakespeare has created two tragic heroes in his classic, Brutus and Caesar. The character primarily focused on as a tragic hero in this story is the protagonist, Brutus. Brutus is a tragic hero because he is of high political standing, a poor judge of character and is enlightened of his mistakes.
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A tragic hero is a literacy character in a play who makes an error that leads to their own downfall. There are four aspects that tragic heroes have in common which includes: a tragic dilemma, tragic flaw, peripeteia, and anagnorisis. In William Shakespeare’s famous dramatic tragedy “Julius Caesar”, there were downfalls of many characters which led to arguments about who the tragic hero really was. Some critics of the play argue that Julius Caesar is the tragic hero, while others argue that Marcus Brutus is the tragic hero. Considering Brutus’ flaws, positive traits, and his role in the play, his character best fits the requirements of Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero.
Jocasta as the Victim of Oedipus the King The play Oedipus the King by Sophocles has often been described as the story of a “tragic hero.” This story is indeed tragic; however, Oedipus is not the only character stricken by tragedy. Equally stricken may be the character of Jocasta. She, as well as Oedipus, suffers many tragedies throughout the story. Shifting the story to a different perspective quite possibly may increase how we view it. The point is not to denounce Oedipus’ role as a tragic hero, but to denounce his role as the only tragic character.
The Flaws of Brutus in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare Brutus’ tragic flaws are part of what makes him a tragic hero. In Julius Caesar, Brutus is a great example of a tragic hero. His tragic flaws are honor, poor judgement, and idealism (Bedell). In Shakespeare’s plays, the tragic hero and his flaws cause the downfall of the play (Tragic Flaws). In the play Julius Caesar, Cassius and the other conspirators take advantage of Brutus’ honor.
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The tragic hero is one of literatures most used (and sometimes abused) characters. The classical definition of a tragic hero is, “a person with heroic or potentially heroic qualities. The person is doomed by the Gods or some other supernatural force to destruction or suffering. The hero struggles against the fate, but due to a personal flaw, ultimately fails in the battle against fate. It is my personal opinion that Brutus,as he is portrayed in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, is a tragic hero by this definition.
Also vital to defining a tragic hero is that, “the hero’s downfall is caused by a tragic flaw” (Novel Study Guide). It is evident that Julius Caesar is William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is a tragic hero given that he is of noble stature, has a fatal flaw and comes to an unhappy end. . In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare brings Caesar to a tragic