In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, discuss how Brutus can be considered a tragic hero.
Though Shakespeare's play is called Julius Caesar, the main character is Brutus. He is the play's tragic hero.
Aristotle described the characteristics of a tragic hero. He must be a great man—a man of notable deeds or character, or both. Second, the tragic hero has to die. Last, the hero's death is his own fault, brought on by his poor judgment because of a tragic flaw in his character.
Brutus is a great man in Rome. Brutus is greatly admired; when Rome erupts in Civil War, there are many that follow Brutus because of the true caliber of man he is. He is not a man who openly complains; while he...
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Brutus is considered a tragic hero because he had a rise to power, made his fatal flaw, which was killing Caesar, and then made poor decisions which ultimately led to his death.