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Marcus Brutus: Tragic Hero
Updated: 9/3/2018
Marcus Brutus: Tragic Hero
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  • Marcus Brutus: Tragic Hero
  • Marcus Brutus is a Roman senator in the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Brutus leads a conspiracy against Caesar because he believes Caesar is becoming too poweful and will possibly become a tyrant. Brutus and his fellow conspirators stab Caesar to death and then fight a war against Caesar's best friend and son. When he realizes the war is lost, he commits suicide.
  • Character of High Status: Brutus is a senator of Rome and a trusted friend to Caesar, the emperor of Rome.
  • Tragic Flaw: Brutus believes he has never done and couldn't ever do anything wrong. He believes he always makes the right decision.
  • Tragic Death: Brutus commits suicide by running into his own sword when he realizes his war is lost.
  • Meets Death with Dignity: Brutus does not fear his death, but accepts it as his fate. He says goodbye to his friends and meets it calmly.
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