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Oftentimes in a work of literature there is a certain character that holds a trait which will eventually bring him to his defeat This trait is also known as a tragic flaw In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare it is Caesar who holds the tragic flaw of pride His desire for the throne causes him to ignore the strange phenomena and the warnings given by his wife and the Soothsayer and he eventually decides to go to the Senate That being his first mistake he also refuses to repeal the banishment of a citizen of Rome and considers himself to be immortal which causes further anger in the conspirators and ultimately brings this alleged great ruler to his demise Caesars conspirators accuse him with holding too much ambition He yearns for the throne and they fear that once he becomes king he will forget where he came from He would be crownd How that might change his natureBut tis a common proof That lowliness is young ambitions ladder Whereto the climber-upward turns his face But when he once attains the upmost round He then unto the ladder turns his back Brutus - Act 2 Scene 1 lines 12-13 21-25 They also know that they must kill Caesar before he becomes too powerful When Calpurnia Caesars wife has nightmares of abnormal occurrences and of her husband dying she warns him not to attend the Senate that day He also ignores the Soothsayers warning Beware the ides of March Act 1 Scene 2 line 21 He is about to heed to the omens yet when Decius arrives at his house to bring him to the Senate Caesars mind changes He says The Senate have concluded To give this day a crown to mighty Caesar If you shall send them word you will not come Their minds may change Besides it were a mock Apt to be renderd for someone to say Break up the Senate
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