Who do you think was the tragic hero in Julius Caesar? Why? Was it Brutus because of all the things he did for Rome?

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Brutus is the tragic hero in Julius Caesar. He is a great man: a fine warrior, well-loved by Caesar, and dedicated to the well-being of Rome over his own welfare. He dies, and his death is a result of his own tragic flaw, which I believe is his naivete. Brutus believes the people will be oppressed if Caesar becomes "king," though Caesar has (to this point) refused the title. Brutus believes that the only way Rome can be saved is by taking Caesar's life. He makes an error in judgment by believing that he and Cassius are on the same page. Cassius wants Caesar dead because Cassius is jealous.

Brutus is foolish to believe that the other men in Rome's government (especially Marc Antony)...

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chrisbaker1 | Student

Brutus is the tragic hero because his fate was sealed by his own actions. He killed Caesar becasue he beleived he was helping his homeland. "not that I loved Caeser less, But that I loved Rome more.

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nidhi11 | Student

i think the hero of the play is caesar because he dominates the play b4 & after his death.

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