What good reasons would there be to change the story title from The Tragedy of Julius Caesar to The Tragedy of Marcus Brutus?the basis for this arugment is that Brutus us better suited to be the...

What good reasons would there be to change the story title from The Tragedy of Julius Caesar to The Tragedy of Marcus Brutus?

the basis for this arugment is that Brutus us better suited to be the tragic hero of the play. a tragic hero needs to be someone important in society, someone who has a tragic flaw or makes a mistake that causes his downfall, someone whose personality tend sto be extreme, a person who learns something hrom his downfall. answer with examples to support your answer.

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jmj616 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

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What good reasons would there be to change the story title from The Tragedy of Julius Caesar to The Tragedy of Marcus Brutus?

the basis for this arugment is that Brutus us better suited to be the tragic hero of the play. a tragic hero needs to be someone important in society, someone who has a tragic flaw or makes a mistake that causes his downfall, someone whose personality tend sto be extreme, a person who learns something hrom his downfall. answer with examples to support your answer.

your vocab suck o.0

In my humble opinion, #1 has more problems with spelling than with vocabulary.

You, sir, remind me of a story about a baseball player named Moe Berg.  Berg, unlike most of his fellow-players, was well-educated and spoke a number of languages.  One day Moe heard a player let loose with a string of unprintable expletives; Moe responded, "That shows a lack of vocabulary."  (FYI:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_Berg.)

Your expression, "your vocab suck," is not only ungrammatical (it should be "sucks") but it fails to describe your assessment of #1's vocabulary.  In what way is #1's vocabulary like someone who sucks?  Is her vocabulary in some way slimy or obscene?  I fail to grasp the point of your metaphor.

 

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drmonica | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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mshurn makes an excellent point in #3: "[Brutus] kills himself more gladly than he killed Caesar." This fact is the most tragic of all, that in doing what he thought was the best step for his republic, Brutus sealed his own doom.

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Susan Hurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Brutus is developed as a Shakespearean tragic hero in that he "fits the profile." He is a well respected Roman Senator whose family history is held in high repute. He is drawn into the conspiracy to assassinate Caesar because of a fatal flaw in his own character: His decisions are rooted in a profound kind of idealism that makes him naive in dealing with the real world. As a result, Brutus is manipulated quite easily by Cassius. Brutus acts out of his fear of Caesar's growing power; Brutus loves his country. Cassius acts out of his own jealousy and political ambition. Brutus realizes his mistakes far too late to alter the course of the events he helped set into motion. He kills himself more gladly than he killed Caesar.

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Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus are both tragic heroes in the play. However, Caesar is assassinated in Act III and doesn't reappear until the end, when his ghost is seen by Brutus.

Clearly the play is centered on Brutus and his moral dilemma over whether to kill the leader of the government to prevent Caesar from becoming a dictator. The audience knows about Caesar's character primarily from hearing what other characters say about him. We know much more about Brutus's character than we do about Caesar's.

 

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english-exam | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

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What good reasons would there be to change the story title from The Tragedy of Julius Caesar to The Tragedy of Marcus Brutus?

the basis for this arugment is that Brutus us better suited to be the tragic hero of the play. a tragic hero needs to be someone important in society, someone who has a tragic flaw or makes a mistake that causes his downfall, someone whose personality tend sto be extreme, a person who learns something hrom his downfall. answer with examples to support your answer.

your vocab suck o.0

In my humble opinion, #1 has more problems with spelling than with vocabulary.

You, sir, remind me of a story about a baseball player named Moe Berg.  Berg, unlike most of his fellow-players, was well-educated and spoke a number of languages.  One day Moe heard a player let loose with a string of unprintable expletives; Moe responded, "That shows a lack of vocabulary."  (FYI:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_Berg.)

Your expression, "your vocab suck," is not only ungrammatical (it should be "sucks") but it fails to describe your assessment of #1's vocabulary.  In what way is #1's vocabulary like someone who sucks?  Is her vocabulary in some way slimy or obscene?  I fail to grasp the point of your metaphor.

 

lol nice reply XD!! i support your story.

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english-exam | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

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Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus are both tragic heroes in the play. However, Caesar is assassinated in Act III and doesn't reappear until the end, when his ghost is seen by Brutus.

Clearly the play is centered on Brutus and his moral dilemma over whether to kill the leader of the government to prevent Caesar from becoming a dictator. The audience knows about Caesar's character primarily from hearing what other characters say about him. We know much more about Brutus's character than we do about Caesar's.

 

but without the character Julius Caesar, the play wouldn't exist , so Caesar is the most important character which the story revolves around.

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english-exam | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

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What good reasons would there be to change the story title from The Tragedy of Julius Caesar to The Tragedy of Marcus Brutus?

the basis for this arugment is that Brutus us better suited to be the tragic hero of the play. a tragic hero needs to be someone important in society, someone who has a tragic flaw or makes a mistake that causes his downfall, someone whose personality tend sto be extreme, a person who learns something hrom his downfall. answer with examples to support your answer.

your vocab suck o.0

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english-exam | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

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mshurn makes an excellent point in #3: "[Brutus] kills himself more gladly than he killed Caesar." This fact is the most tragic of all, that in doing what he thought was the best step for his republic, Brutus sealed his own doom.

he killed himself to avenge also for caesar as his friend. the same way he killed caesar he killed himself.

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