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Since Julius Caesar is a play about Caesars assassination the tragic hero should be the leader of the conspiracy that causes Caesar to die because he is the one that causes the conflict of the story One reason that Brutus is the tragic hero of the play is he leads the conspiracy Another reason that makes Brutus the tragic hero is that he fits Aristotles definition of a tragic hero He fits into the definition because he has noble stature tragic flaws responsibility for his own downfall and excessive punishment for his crimes One of the things that make Brutus a tragic hero is that he has a noble stature Some of the things that make Brutus noble are that he treats his wife as an equal kills Caesar for Rome but not for personal gain and doesnt kill Antony In fact Brutus loves and respects his wife When Portia tries to prove her faithfulness to Brutus he listens to her speech thoroughly Before Brutus kills Caesar he doesnt plan to until receives a letter of support in getting rid of Caesar That proves that Brutus does not kill Caesar for personal gain Brutus does not plan to kill Antony which means that Brutus kills only the people that he needs to kill For these actions Brutus is proven a noble man Brutuss tragic flaws contribute to him being the tragic hero Brutuss tragic flaws are of him being too honorable having too much pride and having too much love for Rome In this evidence Brutus is too honorable because he doesnt run away after he kills Caesar In this situation Brutus is not being dumb but honorable because he believes what he does In this next evidence Brutus has too much pride because he kills himself rather than returning back to Rome In this final evidence Brutus loves Rome so much that he kills Caesar As a result of these actions Brutus has tragic
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