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.
What a Tragedy In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare there are more than one tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character that falls from good fortune and is enlightened of their mistakes by the end of the story. In this play several conspirators are going against Caesar in fear of him becoming the next king of Rome. They decide to kill him on the ides of March in the senate house and then to play it off as a favor to the people of Rome. 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.
He is decribed as a traitor by Mark Antony: "more strong than traitor's arms". Brutus and Cassius are described as "madmen" by a servant: "like madmen through the gates of Rome". These words weren't true because the conspirators were well organised and almost nobody knew about what they were about to do to Caesar. However strong he is, he is still quite vulnerable. This is proved when he sees Julius Caesar's ghost.
Brutus and Anthony both gave powerful speeches at their dear friend’s funeral; they do this to lead the public into making different conclusions. However the reasoning behind each speech differs. Brutus’ aim is to convince the general public why they killed Caesar. They killed Caesar for the good of Rome as Caesar was too ambitious “I have done no more to Caesar they you shall do to Brutus” (Line 32-33). Anthony persuades the public that his friend is not ambitious and manipulates them into avenging Caesar “Now let is work... Take thou what course thou wilt”(Line 257-258).
Appearance vs. Reality in Julius Caesar In life, people and things are not always as they appear. William Shakespeare displays this idea throughout his play, Julius Caesar. The play portrays the historical murder of one of ancient Rome's most precious leaders, Julius Caesar. The play takes its readers through the minds of the conspirators as they plot this massive murder and deal with the responsibilities of its consequences.
How Betrayal Led to Downfall in Julius Caesar In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare shows how friends often betray each other. Julius Caesar is about to be crowned king of Rome, when some well-known Romans decide that it is not a good idea for this to happen. They form a conspiracy and kill Caesar. Brutus, an honorable Roman and a very good friend of Caesar’s, betrays Caesar by killing him for the good of Rome. Antony, Caesar’s best friend and another honorable Roman, betrays Brutus by turning against the conspirators.
Manipulation influences decisions and changes others’ thoughts. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, manipulative language acts prominently between the characters. Brutus struggles to decide if the safety of the Roman Republic appears more important than his friendship with Julius Caesar. Cassius tries to persuade him to join the conspiracy that decides to kill Caesar. Envious of Julius Caesar’s power, the Senators believes that when Caesar becomes ruler, the change of government forever affects Rome.
Lastly, Cassius is so arrogant that he completely disregards what is best for his country and for Brutus by forcing him to take part in the assassination. His motives are strictly personal, and he is willing to risk the fate of Rome for his own satisfaction. Shakespeare’s warning is pretty clear after three characters who all act arrogantly meet their demise. All these characters have extremely smug personalities and they all end up dead. In the wise words of Solomon, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” (The English Standard Version, Prov.
Brutus, in his speech announced that he killed caesar for what he honestly felt was for the better . While Antony, says that actually all of them even including Brutus killed the ruler with envy. Both of these people also play an important role in the different views of Caesar’s death that the people of Rome see by their speeches using certain persuasive techniques in some effective and ineffective ways, having some similarities and differences, and with also setting a certain thought point for the audience at the capital. Speaking first for the meeting at the capital was Brutus. As he was speaking,he was convincing the Romans that he and the conspirators killed Caesar for the better of Rome ( to prevent ‘Slavery’), doing it as a selfless and noble act(not knowing that the conspirators had a different motive).
Brutus, the co-leader of the assassination of Julius Caesar, was incredibly envious and jealous due to Ceasar becoming the almighty power of the Roman Empire. Even though Ceasar was kind and considerate to give some of his power to Brutus, ironically, it wasn’t enough. Proving the greed and power to be too much led to Brutus taking advantage of their friendship. Envious of Caesar becoming dictator for life, Brutus devised a devious plan to overthrow and murder his best friend. Ultimately the killing of Caesar proves how power, greed, and envy can manipulate their way and change a good men to evil men.