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Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

             Is Brutus and honorable man? Marcus Brutus is a complex and significant character. Brutus is the tragic hero in Shakespeare's The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar.
             Brutus is and extremely important individual in the play of Julius Caesar. "Well Brutus, thou art noble yet Caesar doth bear me hard but he loves Brutus"(Shakespeare 1.2. 307-312) is something Cassius says when he realizes that he needs Brutus to pull off Caesars assassination. If it is not for Brutus the assassination could not take place "He [Brutus] is the most prominent figure at almost every stage our interest is focused on his deliberations and decisions" (Dorsch 39-44). Brutus lives till the end of the play unlike Julius Caesar who dies after only being in three scenes. Brutus is seen more than Caesar who the play is named after.
             Brutus is a respectful man. Which is often seen threw his actions and words. "Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more" (Shakespeare 3.2. 22) is the reason, Brutus says for killing Caesar. Brutus rightly fears Caesars rule. He feels it would be best for the citizens of Rome for Caesar to be dead. "Brutus acts without any selfish motives He only follows his duty, obeying that which he calls his honor" (Schucking 29-52) Brutus slews Caesar for the sake of freedom.
             Brutus's decisions bring his ultimate and tragic defeat. He follows his motives for killing Caesar to the battlefield. "This was the noblest Roman of them all the conspirators save only he did that they did in envy of great Caesar; He, only in a general honest thought and common good to all, made on of them "(Shakespeare 5.5. 68-72). Brutus's enemy Mark Antony recognizes after Brutus death, Brutus's reasons for killing Caesar and that Brutus has a good heart. "The main subject is the working out of the fate of Brutus as the last hero of roman liberty"(Brooke 58-90) Brutus dies with the respect of many.
             Brutus is defeated in the end.

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