Julius Caesar Essay

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Marissa Heffernan
Mrs. Bergner
English 10
March 21, 2013
Julius Caesar Essay

A tragic hero is the character whose actions deeply affect the other characters and who creates a series of events that eventually lead to the character’s downfall and the downfall of his loved ones. Such a hero possesses a flaw in character that influences his actions and thinking and especially his judgments. In logically determining who the hero in Julius Caesar is, one simply must find the one character that fits the above guidelines. Brutus is the only one and that makes him the tragic hero. One of the first occasions presented was the plotting of Caesar’s assassination. Cassius, Casca, Trebonius, Ligarius and the other conspirators all wanted to Rome of Caesar. However, no one wanted to step up and make the first move. Without this man, the conspirators would not be called conspirators for they would not have had sufficient strength to see it through. Brutus agreed to be their source of strength. This final decision to join Cassius and company marked the end of Julius Caesar. After the murder, it was not too late to prevent the anger of Caesar’s allies and the citizens or, even, to avoid future civil war. But here that Brutus made his second and third mistakes. Brutus rose before the Roman people and attempted to offer a justification of Caesar’s murder. His flawed judgment came when he deemed Antony trustworthy and allowed him to speak at Caesar’s funeral. Brutus