Brutus was such a noble character that did not deserve to die. The main reason why he did die, however, was because he had led a conspiracy against Caesar and eventually killed him. These two characters were the tragic heroes of the play in my opinion. Both Caesar and Brutus were main characters in this play. Two sides formed during the play, and these two characters were the leaders of each side, respectively.
Julius Caesar’s ambition caused his death. Showing his negatives, Caesar was an ambitious power-hungary ruler. Waiting for the people to fall for what he believed in by his manipulative actions, caused other honorable men to see that he was not the best for Rome. The honorable Brutus loved Caesar and thought very highly of him, but his love for Rome motivated him to act accordingly. As for Mark Antony, he had the same love that Brutus had for Caesar.
It shows through the things he did and through all of that you can say Brutus is the self-motivated hero of this play. Brutus is an honorable person in this play because of the way most people of Rome looked up to him and was proud of him. Brutus felt as if Caesar would cause issues for the people of Rome, and Brutus was a person willing to sacrifice for his people. I say this because he killed himself and Julius Caesar, the main problem for the people of Rome. Brutus was known for being a good man as well as a bad man.
The conspirators believed Caesar was too ambitious and would cause the downfall of Rome. The assassination of Julius Caesar was not justified because Caesar helped the people, did not kill his enemies, and was not ambitious. The commoners of Rome loved Caesar because he helped and supported them. At the very beginning of the play, the people celebrate on the streets for Caesar’s great victory; they adored him. The senators and triumvirate governs the Romans; Cassius fears that Caesar would rise and the senators would lose their respect and status.
Honor: “Honesty fairness, or integrity in one 's beliefs and actions.” Honesty can be a good and bad trait to have, being too honest can affect a person greatly. In William shakespeare 's play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Caesar returns to Rome having defeated Pompey. The Romans wanted to crown him king. later caesar is killed by conspirators due to his ambition. After his murder common people are enraged and a civil war breaks out across Rome.
Caesar is a demanding character, even around his friends, so it can be assumed that Brutus is regularly influenced by Caesar. Contrarily, Brutus does not wish the people to be victim of Caesar’s will. Brutus justifies murder of his friend by claiming, “Therefore think of him as a serpent’s egg/ Which hatched, would grow as his kind grow mischievous/ And kill him in the shell” (Shakespeare 911). Bru... ... middle of paper ... ... not only make him appear kind and noble; he would seem to be such an ideal citizen that most men would not meet those standards. Brutus’ ultimate downfall by one or two negative traits would have shocked the intended audience and perhaps affected how they viewed themselves, making Brutus a very effective character.
Cassius was a smart and wise man, but he wanted Caesar’s death out of envy and jealousy. Many of the senators, who were involved in Caesar`s assassination, hated watching him take over Rome, and many Romans thought of him as their rival. Except for one noble senator named Brutus, who was different from the other senators and fought only for Rome and not himself. Shakespeare, in his play Julius Caesar, shows readers what it means to be noble using government, politics and Brutus`s experience and constant effort to bring democracy to Rome to reveal what makes Brutus noble from the rest of the Romans and how taking challenges, risks and being strong, honorable, and able to face sorrows is what makes someone noble. The noblest ones take risks and face the consequences and challenges to prove what is right.
Most tragic heroes are of high standing because they are easily recognizable. Tragic heroes are usually portrayed as prominent social figures so when they fall they fall harder. Brutus's fatal flaw is his trustworthy nature. He joins the conspiracy not because he "loved Caesar less but loved Rome more." ( ) Brutus joins the conspiracy under the impression that he is preventing Caesar's tyranny and saving the people of Rome.
Should he assist in the murder of one person to benefit many? Although killing Caesar was in the end a bad choice, Brutus always tries to do what is best for Rome and for the people. However even though all of Brutus’ motives are good he still has the tragic flaw of pride, which ultimately leads to his downfall. The reason that Brutus gets caught up in the conspiracy is because Cassias appeals to his pride and flatters him with forged letters from the Roman people saying he is a greater leader then Caesar. This flaw eventually leads to his downfall because of all the bad decisions it causes him to make.
The play ends in a tragic way, as most of the main characters are assassinated or chose to die themselves. In conclusion, Caesar is a man without fear, he believes in himself which leads to his arrogance, which is shown when he ignores the omens. Brutus realizes the faults of his actions and decides that death is the only way to put himself out of his misery. Both men made crucial mistakes which ultimately led to their downfall