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Julius Caesar, Tragic Hero

Summary: Explores the William Shakespeare tragedy, Julius Caesar. Debates if there a tragic hero in Julius Caesar. Examines the tragic hero merits of both Caesar and Brutus.
A Tragic hero is a person who has a tragic flaw, which eventually leads to their downfall. The tragic hero in the play Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare, is Marcus Brutus, descendant of Junius Brutus who defeated Tarquin the Proud in 510 B.C. In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare demonstrates how Brutus is a strong tragic hero who has a tragic flaw that is, somewhat, in us all. Brutus' flaw betrays his love for Caesar, how his tragic flaw led to his downfall, and how his tragic flaw made his death bloody, giving him more respect by his enemies. Brutus' tragic flaw is that he is nationalistic, very gullible, and is too honest. Shakespeare develops Brutus' tragic flaw over the course of the play, as more people manipulate his trust, his honesty, and his patriotic beliefs.

In the play Julius Caesar, Caesar spared Brutus in the civil war battle...

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