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Julius Caesar - Analysis of Brutus- In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare the character Marcus Brutus fits the definition of the tragic hero Like other tragic heroes he had great promise ability and integrity of character He had a tragic flaw He had a lust for power and he died at the end of the play Brutus had great promise ability and strength of character The fact that he could single-handedly take over the group of conspirators and completely overrule Cassius demonstrates his strength of character and his influence on others Brutuss tragic flaw was that he was too trusting He frankly and honestly felt that he had had to kill Caesar in order to save Rome from tyranny He trusted Antony not to blame the conspirators in his speech at Caesars funeral Antony broke that promise and got Brutus and the others into deep trouble Brutus also trusted Cassius Cassius only asked Brutus to be a part of the conspiracy as a way of getting closer to Caesar He never suspected that Brutus would take over the group and become their leader Cassius thought that he was getting someone to lead the men but that he would still be the head man Brutus however took all power away from Cassius and Cassius no longer had any say in the happenings of the group Brutus had a conscience It was obvious that Brutus felt terrible about Caesars death but he felt that it was the only way to keep peace in Rome When Caesars ghost came to Brutus it could have been a real ghost but it also may have been Brutuss conscience coming back to haunt him After all stabbing ones
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