Who Is the Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar?

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In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Marcus Brutus contains multiple elements that would qualify him as a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a man of noble stature who displays hamartia. Hamartia in tragedies is a crime committed in ignorance, also considered a tragic flaw. The hero’s downfall, therefore, is the result of his own catastrophic choices. A tragic hero is a man of noble character who dies because of the decisions he has made, even if the hero’s misfortune was not completely deserved. One of Brutus' tragic flaws is that he does not have a good judge of character, and he ends up trusting Cassius and joining the Conspirators. Elements that make Brutus the tragic hero are his fall resulting from what Aristotle calls “an act of injustice” (hamartia), his downfall is his own fault resulting from his choices, and was defeated but dared greatly and becomes an example for others. Brutus tragic hero of Julius Caesar displays hamartia, he commits a crime acting out of the best intentions, which in this scenario results from mistaken judgment and will make him fall from his grand stature. One of the multiple examples is shown when Brutus and Portia, his wife, were having a conversation after the conspirators left their house. Portia asked Brutus why the conspirators were at their house and ask what he is planning. Portia says "No, my Brutus; you have some sick offense within your mind, which by the right and virtue of my place, I ought to know of;" (2.I.287-290) while she is questioning Brutus about the Conspirators. Brutus thinks that it is in best intention not to inform Portia about the conspiracy and their plan to assassinate Caesar because he thought that it would stress her out. Later in the play Portia finds out about Brutus’ part in the conspiracy and their plan to kill Caesar. She can’t decide between protecting Brutus and lying to Calpurnia, so

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