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Tragic hero A tragic hero has the potential for greatness but is doomed to fail He is trapped in a situation where he cannot win He makes some sort of tragic flaw and this causes his fall from greatness Even though he is a fallen hero he still wins a moral victory and his spirit lives on In every one of Shakespeares plays there is a hero In Julius Caesar there are a number of people to pick from Caesar himself could be the hero Cassius could be considered the hero Calpurnia could be the heroetc This boils down to the main question who was the hero of Julius Caesar Almost every character has its heroic moments but which one really qualifies to all of the requisites to be a hero After careful examination or all of the characters any reasonable person should realize that of course this hero was none other than Caesars best friend Brutus By definition a tragic hero must of course have heroic qualities So what qualities does Brutus have that would make him any more applicable to the title than any other character in the play There are a few of these For one Brutus was a genuinely nice person He did not wish to harm anyone and really only wanted to general good for all people Secondly as stated in Act 2 scene 1 lines 10-12 It must be by his death and for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him But for the general He killed Caesar not out of envy or greed but for the benefit of the Roman people Thirdly he wished not to die at the hands of his enemies he wished to die in a way that was considered honorable at the time at prove that he was loyal to his ideals by having himself killed by one of his friends Brutus states this in Act 5 scene 5 lines
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