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In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar William Shakespeare depicts many tragicheroes A tragic hero is the protagonist of a tragedy a story in whichthe hero is destroyed by a catastrophe heshe is fated to sufferbrought on by hisher own flawweakness One of the tragic heroes in theplay is Marcus Brutus Brutus is a well-regarded Roman nobleman whoplaces the good of Rome above his own personal interests or feelingsBrutus is the tragic hero because of his nobility towards Rome histragic downfall and his recognition Throughout the tragedy of Julius Caesar Brutus shows his nobilityAccording to Shakespeare Brutus states I love the name of honor morethan I fear death This portrays that Brutus would rather die then losehis name of HonorAct I Scene 2 lines 90-91 Another example ofBrutus being noble is when he participates in the conspiracy toassassinate Caesar It must be by his death and for my part I know nopersonal cause to spurn at him but for the general Although Brutusadmires Caesar and has no reason to kill him he believes that he mustjoin the conspiracy and kill him for the people of RomeAct II Scene 2Lines 10-12 Throughout The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Brutus flaws and naivety leadhim to his tragic downfall Although Brutus major flaw is that he istoo naive and trusting towards others and believes that everyone is ashonorable as he is For example Brutus is manipulated by Cassius becausehe forges multiple letters to Brutus pretending to be the people ofRome acting like they are scared that Caesar is going to become adictator In addition to that Brutus was very naive when it cameto trusting Mark Antony He underestimated Antony when he allowed him tospeak at Caesars funeral thinking that he wouldnt negatively speakabout the Conspirators including Caesar - Although Antony did notliterally speak badly about the Conspirators but his irony led theRomans to be extremely angry at the conspirators
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