So in reality by killing Caesar it wasn’t displaying loyalty and honor it was really showing stupidity. But Brutus’ tragic flaws are the real reason of his own downfall, as well as Rome’s. Unfortunately Rome’s downfall was because Brutus had caused his own downfall. It first started when the conspirators killed Caesar, but what had made the situation worse was allowing Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral. After the funeral the locals of Rome was so moved by Antony’s speech that they were in a blind fury and had to kill any conspirator that they had found, which ended up in the death of Cinna the poet.
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.
Brutus joins the conspiracy because he thinks killing Caesar is best for the good of Rome, for he says, “I know no personal cause to spurn at him, but for the general (II, i, 11-12).” This is showing that Brutus is willing to kill his best friend to save Rome because he “thinks” he is becoming a tyrant. Cassius is the main reason as to why Brutus believes this and that is because Cassius tricked him into joining the conspiracy. By saying, “Give me your hands all over (II, i, 112),” Brutus joins the conspiracy thinking everyone wants to kill Caesar for the good of Rome, when they are really doing it for power. This is a prime example of Brutus’s loyalty being taken advantage of. Having been tricked, his wife dying, and his death, Brutus had the biggest downfall of all the characters in the play.
Cassius deceived Brutus and convinced Brutus that Caesar was no good and useless to Rome, but was really a lie to make sure Caesar never got crowned. Brutus, lost in his decision, killed Caesar with many others. He was easily lured into Cassius’s evil doings. Cassius is perceived as the leader of the killing, but Brutus does not listen to his so called “leader.” Although Cassius was not f... ... middle of paper ... ...r not. Brutus had a tied heart and went with what his mind was telling him half the time.
Brutus joined the conspirators to help take down Julius Caesar because he believed it was what was good for Rome based on what he was deceived. This resulted in the killing of Caesar and the death of himself and others. Not considering the right kind of trust in someone can lead to very troubling things. Cassius told a lie as if it was a truth so Brutus
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.
William Shakespeare presents us with a prominent example of a tragic hero in his play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Because they experience misfortune and loss, tragic heroes fall from a high status to a low, pitiful existence. This fall is brought about through mistakes and flaws in their own character. Brutus is one of the tragic heroes appearing in this work of literature. He begins as a popular senator in Rome’s democracy who plots to overthrow is superior.
In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus faces an internal conflict involving his best friend Caesar becoming the ruler of Rome. Brutus must decide whether to let Caesar live, knowing he would be a bad ruler for Rome, or whether he should kill him for the good of the people. Based on Brutus’ knowledge, his decision to kill Caesar was justified with reason, being innocently misled and manipulated, and the intention of doing what was best for the general good of Rome. Julius Caesar was murdered before being crowned the ruler of Rome due to fear that his personality and many of his characteristics would lead to his rule being one similar to a dictatorship. Many of these characteristics that caused Caesar to be murdered also develop him as the tragic hero of the play.
Throughout the play, Brutus shows very knowledgeable, perceptive, and noble qualities toward the Roman Democracy. At first glance, Brutus is condemned for murdering his best friend, which is a hard concept to comprehend as being noble, but all that he did, he did for the good of Rome. Furthermore, Antony’s opinion of Brutus changes from pure despite and detestation, to honor, and respect, after he realizes the reasoning that Brutus had “‘Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more./ Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves,/ Than that Caesar were dead and live all free men?’” (III.ii.21-22). This statement is spoken to the crowd, in regards to the assassination of Caesar. Here, Brutus is explaining to the people that he did not kill Caesar for his own personal gain, but for the good of Rome.
In a manipulative oration given by Antony, he manipulates the plebeians; the capricious plebeians decide they want to kill the murderers of Caesar. In the end of the play, Antony claims that Brutus exhibits an honorable man, and he explains that he favors Brutus. Octavius ends the play, and he agrees with Antony’s declaration of the honor of Caesar. Although manipulation frequently never ends in death, people today use manipulation for one’s own advantage: abusively, deceptively, cunningly, and aggressively.