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The debate of who is the tragic hero in the story Julius Caesar byWilliam Shakespeare has been fought over for centuries However onething has been decided a nominee for the tragic hero Brutus has aquality that eventually did him terribly wrong Brutus fatal flaw ishis undying belief in the honesty of others He allows friendship tohinder his decisions and this blindness leads directly to his demiseBrutus flaw led to his acceptance to carry out the killing of Caesar tosave Rome from tyranny He trusted Cassius enough to agree to a majormurder knowing that Caesar trusted him greatly A friendship was on theline but so was the future of Rome and all of its citizens Brutus knewsomething had to be done however he made a crucial error of notthinking of the consequences from his life-threatening decision Withjust a few convincing words exchanged Brutus agreed to the plot Toshow his loyalty to the conspirators he states Give me your hands allover one by one confirming his readiness to kill IIi122 Thenewest member of the plan was too trusting in his friends which helater came to realize He came to a decision in the matter of secondswithout thinking things through He especially did not consult his wifeof the huge scheme that would be taking place soon Brutus knew his wifewas worried about him previously yet he chose not to tell her about aneven bigger thing that Cassius had planned which could permanently hurtBrutus physically or emotionally Brutus wife Portia could havewarned her husband of the predicament that was to come but Brutusrefused to let her share her own opinions and judgments If Brutus had aloyal persons assessment of the situation he might not have let hisfriends hamper his choice At that moment Brutus and even Cassius arejust seeing the positive and bigger picture but forgetting the struggleto get up to the highest point Cassius genuinely believed in the murderas being an act that would benefit the people of
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