The tragic hero is greater than ordinary men, a remarkable and talented individual. How does Caesar fulfill this? (specific examples?)i know how brutus is a tragic hero. I just some help explaining...

The tragic hero is greater than ordinary men, a remarkable and talented individual. How does Caesar fulfill this? (specific examples?)

i know how brutus is a tragic hero. I just some help explaining where CAESAR is. When does he show qualities of being greater than ordinary men, and a remarkable and talented individual in the play? (specific examples?)

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hilahmarca | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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Caesar was undeniably the most powerful man in Rome.  That alone qualifies him for the status of tragic hero.  Since Caesar was only around for two acts and since much of those acts followed Brutus and Cassius more than Caesar, the reader doesn't get to see many great actions on the part of Caesar.  However, you can tell he is a powerful and influential man just by the way the other characters talk about him.  He is a polarizing character, who everyone either loves or hates.  This is shown in the beginning of the play when the townspeople are wildly cheering for Caesar in his parade to celebrate Pompey's death.  But then there are also Flavius and Murellus, who are clearly opposed to Caesar's ambitious ways.

Even after Caesar dies, he is still arguably the most powerful and influential person in Rome.  A Civil War is being fought because of his death.  Brutus continues to live in fear of him as shown when Caesar's ghost visits him during Act IV.  Both Brutus and Cassius also mention Caesar's name as they end their lives.  He was so powerful in life that it even carried over to his death.  Now, I'd say that's remarkable!

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