Julius Caesar fits the role of a tragic hero. Julius Caesar is a high standing senator that possesses hamartia, failings of human nature. Julius Caesar’s imperfections may be seen in three distinct aspects of Caesar, such as the following: his pride, his vacillation, and his ambition. 	Julius Caesar has much pride, a hamartia, which brings him to not be wary of the conspiracy. Caesar is given much warning on the threat of his life, yet due to his pride he thinks himself to be too great of a person to have such a downfall.
We are also able to see the flaws that he embeds. However, Caesar remains a mystery throughout the play as he is slain very early. Caesar enjoys being loved by the people and enjoys holding his status but Brutus wonders how the best power of Rome can be accomplished and turns to assassination and manipulation as it is the only method of removing Caesar. In general, Brutus is moral while Caesar is immoral. The play ends in a tragic way, as most of the main characters are assassinated or chose to die themselves.
He did know that if Caesar was crowned, however, then he had no chance of ever being crowned himself. Brutus filled the description of the tragic hero quite well with the attributes of being a good friend and trustworthy person however still concludes flaws of trusting others too much and having poor judgment, also had a major role of being a back stabber. Therefore he was a great man, and everyone knew it. However he did kill Caesar, he had a valid excuse, which he had the people believe. He thought that killing Caesar was the right thing to do, even though it was not.
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.
Although Caesar is a great leader and admired by the people, his arrogance makes others mad and jealous and causes them to find reasons why they would be better off without him. Finally, this arrogance leads directly to his death because it takes away his fear, and therefore his ability to pay attention to the many signs that should have shown him that he was in danger. We have seen evidence that is was this lack of personal fear, which comes from Caesar’s hubris, that causes him to allow himself to be in a position to be killed by his own men, including his own best friend. So, when the Ides of March come around each year on March 15th, we should all take some time to remember, that a little fear is a healthy thing.
/ Know you how much the people may be moved / By that which he will utter?” (III, 1, 232-235) Brutus placed his trust in one of his greatest enemies. Cassius understood this, but Brutus could not because he was blinded by his trust in Antony’s words. If Brutus were more conservative with whom he trusted, his future and the future of Rome would have been substantially different from what is presented in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Brutus not only had a character flaw, but h... ... middle of paper ... ...Brutus acted out of his allegiance to Rome, not out of hate, and did what he thought was right. Most everyone knew this.
Although this is spoken in a sardonic manner by Antony, it is also a common feeling amongst the Roman people. The belief that Brutus is honorable gives him the feeling he is a rightful leader. Unfourtunately, Brutus is not a good judge of character, and his logic is often flawed. "And therefor think of him as a serpent's egg...And kill him in his shell." (911).
But once the wrong is done a man can turn his back on folly, misfortune too” (Antigone-lines 1132-1134). All human beings hate being wrong, that is a fact, but it takes a lot for someone to realize and admit it. A lot pride can make one seem very ignorant, even though it may not be intentional. The prophet also told Creon how pride is a crime, but that apparently offended Creon because his response was “ No, Reverend old Tiresias, all men fall, it’s only human, but the wisest fall obscenely when they glorify obscene advice with rhetoric all for their own Gain” (Antigone- lines 1158-1161). Creon had numerous opportunities to realize he had too much pride, and that his pride was hurting himself and others, but he was too blind t... ... middle of paper ... ...lines 1445-1446).
Brutus, even when his mind has good intention it is also littered with ignorance. Brutus had good intentions but his ignorance made him make not the best decisions. He had made many ignorant decisions because he did not want to listen to Cassius. The first time Brutus showed this trait was when Cassius warned Brutus many times about the danger of Mark Antony. Brutus simply thinks the good of people, not ever wondering if he does one action, if the other person might retaliate.
Sincerity is often misunderstood as being naïve; however, I will treat each as a separate characteristic. Brutus's naïve sprit is mostly shown not in one single action, but in overall willingness he has to believe that those around him are essentially good. In the plot to murder Caesar, we notice that Brutus takes control of the decisions, without q... ... middle of paper ... ...s falls victim to those he believes are his friends. He is imperialistic; we see the elements in Brutus that we criticised in Julius Caesar. The ghost's visit could have represented an evil spirit questioning Brutus's likeness to Caesar.