Who is the tragic hero in Julius Caesar?

Who is the tragic hero in Julius Caesar?

Who is the tragic hero in Julius Caesar?

Who is the tragic hero in Julius Caesar?

Most commentators on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar say that Brutus is the tragic figure.  Caesar dies too early, and it’s difficult to point out a tragic flaw in Caesar.  He is accused of being ambitious by other characters, but there really isn’t any evidence that he was, or at least there isn’t any evidence that he possessed the kind of ambition that would make him a tyrant. Brutus, in contrast, is too easily influenced by others and makes bad decisions.  He causes the blood bath customary in a tragedy by allowing himself to be convinced that Caesar needs to be killed, by allowing Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral, by trusting Cassius to be honest, etc.  Brutus is also truly noble, as befits a tragic hero.  He may have been mistaken in joining the conspiracy to assassinate Caesar, but his motives were noble–he did it to save Rome.
Who is the tragic hero in Julius Caesar?
Who is the tragic hero in Julius Caesar?
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Who is the tragic hero in Julius Caesar?
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