Brutus is not an honorable man. Brutus was a very selfish and self-centered person. He continually ignored Cassius’ and the conspirators’ ideas. He was the leader and everyone was supposed to go along with them. Not to mention that all of his decisions went against Cassius and they were all the wrong moves.
Oedipus hubris is what causes his tragic downfall because he blinds himself from Tiresias prophecy, avoids Apollo’s prophecy, and his pursuit in trying to find Laius’ murder. Oedipus calls in Tiresias to reveal the murder of Laius. Tiresias arrives but he would not reveal the murder of Laius and gives out riddles about the murder. Oedipus does not understand the riddles and ends up getting furious with Tiresias. Tiresias calls him blind and says he does not know his own past.
It is his own fault that his life spiralled down a nasty path. The oracle might have predicted his downfall, but he was never born with the misfortune he claimed that is bestowed upon him by the gods. The choices that he made are the ones that make his path in life and no one else but him will push him to go through with it. Leaving Corinth was a decision he made on his own to escape. Killing off the men that cut him off the road is his conclusion to put out his anger.
However, Brutus was morally sound, and was truly repentant for his actions. Cassius, however, was the most heinous of the three, choosing to act in rage and revenge. I suppose that he also though that by ridding the world of Caesar; he could help the people of Rome heal as their leader. Yet, this was not the case, and he killed himself in despair because he led his friends to death. In the end, I suppose that the end does not justify the means, because nothing good can come from evil actions.
Antony was not Caesar's best friend, like Brutus; he just wanted everybody to be against Brutus so they could follow him. Letting Antony live was very poor judgment. Brutus committed suicide because Antony defeated his army. If Antony were killed, Brutus would have never committed suicide himself. The march to Phillipi was also a bad idea because if they hadn't gone everybody wouldn't have been killed.
Oedipus lacked of knowledge caused him to dispute with Tiresias and imply that Creon and Tiresias were planning to overthrow him. After Tiresias told Oedipus that he was the murderer of King Lauis his own father. This aroused the audience because they never that that a person that is very noble could do such a thing. In the end Oedipus is left with nothing. He is a blind man that is troubled for his actions and exiled from Thebes.
In the end, this decision ruins him. Antony riles the crowd into believing that the conspirators are all evil and they must get revenge. In result, a war breaks out. His last error, was not so much because of his naive trait, it was just pure desire in Act 5, Scene 2. This fault occurred when he starts the battle without telling Cassius about it.
Brutus trusted that Antony wouldn't do anything and just imagined he would be to scared to step up and speak out. This leads to Brutus losing the trust he had for Antony and starting a war between the people and the conspirators. As the war was about to proceed, they all prepped for what was about to happen. Antony and his army completely dominated Brutus’ and lead to many of them fleeing for their lives. Many people died by genocide while other committed suicide.
The most pathetic part is he could not even complete the task that a warrior is supposed to do, which is kill. He could not kill himself so he asked one of the few men that he had with him to do it. Eros did not accept the request but instead stabs himself to “escape the sorrow of Antony’s death.” (223) The play made this more serious because they did not include the part where the guards come in and think that Eros just fainted. What still remained to be hilarious is Antony's death when they had to hoist him up to see Cleopatra. This shows the true death of his power and strength because he is relying on others to help him move.
The egotistical, arrogant Julius Caesar is seen to be showing great ignorance which caused his downfall in the form of betrayal. His character innately makes him weak because even though he suspected Cassius at the beginning, he did not take action upon his own suspicion. He also had many people telling him to beware the Ides of March, and to be careful of certain people. He did not listen to any of these warnings even though he had his own suspicion about one person who after all thought of the plan to kill Julius. If he was sensible and not ignorant, he would think that there would be people out there who would want to take him out.