How is Brutus a tragic hero?I have an exam coming up on and the essay will be based around Julius Caesar. I have been making some practice outlines. I made one on Brutus as a tragic hero; my body...

How is Brutus a tragic hero?

I have an exam coming up on and the essay will be based around Julius Caesar. I have been making some practice outlines. I made one on Brutus as a tragic hero; my body paragraphs are naiveté/foolishness, rigid idealism. I need an idea for my last one and was looking for some pointers.

 

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Brutus is a tragic hero for several reasons. Most important, his character flaw, allowing others to twist his virtues to their own causes, is the cause of his downfall. He is so honorable that he is unable to see dishonor in others. In addition, he is a high status character --he is an esteemed general and political leader in Rome.

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