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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is mainly based on the assassination of Julius Caesar The character who was in charge of the assassination was ironically Marcus Brutus a servant and close friend to Julius Caesar But what tragic flaw would cause a person to kill a close friend After examining Brutus relationship to Caesar his involvement in the conspiracy and his importance to the plot the truth can be revealed Brutus a servant and close friend to Caesar has a strong relationship with Caesar but a stronger relationship with Rome and its people His tragic flaw is that he thinks the people of Rome want him to be a leader He says to the people that If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar this is my answer not that I loved Caesar less but that I loved Rome more Brutus is very close to Caesar In many points of the play Brutus was next to Caesar Brutus also loves Caesar but fears his power In the early acts of the play Brutus tells Cassius he fears Caesar is going to be king Brutus loves Caesar but would not allow him to become king Brutus would not allow Caesar to rise to power and then turn his back onto the people of Rome After the assassination of Julius Caesar Brutus talks to Antony about Caesars death Brutus says that Antony cannot see their hearts which are full of pity Again this shows how Brutus loved Caesar but cared for the life of Rome and its people more This is the only reason Brutus would conspire against Caesar For Brutus says to himself I know no personal cause to spurn at himHow that might change his nature Caesars relationship with Brutus is also strong Just allowing Brutus to speak to Caesar shows his respect for Brutus Caesar feels that Brutus is noble to him and does the right thing regardless of
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