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In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Brutus had many flaws such ashe trusted people he had a conscience and he had a lust for power Many times in theplay he made mistakes He probably made more mistakes in the play then any othercharacter Like other tragic heroes Brutus had great promise and abilityOne of the many ways Brutus was a tragic hero was that he trusted people tooeasily The first time he trusted anybody in the play was when he joined the conspiracy He trusted the letters that were sent to him and then he trusted Cassius to lead him in theright path Then Brutus gave his trust to Antony to give a speech and not say anythingbad about the conspiracy Antony made the mob angry and they went on a rampageBrutus had a conscience This is another flaw Brutus was an honorable man anddid some dishonorable things After he acted dishonorably he felt bad about it Forexample he felt bad about killing Caesar He had a guilty conscience about Caesarbecause he saw his ghost The ghost was not really there it was Brutuss conscience thatmade the ghost appear A good leader must not have a conscience because it will get inBrutus was power hungry He always had to have the last word in a conversationand he wanted to be the leader When Brutus joins the conspiracy he became their leader Then the conspirators wanted Cicero to join but Brutus did not want it because he wouldlose power When Brutus and Cassius were discussing strategies Brutus had the lastword and they used his battle tactics Brutus had a lust for power and wanted to be inBrutus was destroyed by his personal weakness and poor decisions Brutus gavehis trust to many people had a conscience and had a lust for power Those are many ofthe mistakes Brutus recognizes at the end of the play Brutus was one of the noblest menBibliographyNA
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