Brutus was the tragic hero of the Shakespearean play, "Julius Caesar," because Brutus faces a major conflict between his loyalty to his friend and his loyalty to his country.Caesar's enemies know about Brutus' sense of honor for his country, they are able to manipulate him into going along with their plan to kill Caesar. He was never power-hungry or looking to take over Rome, he just wanted to establish peace in the honor of his country. For example, " I have the same dagger for myself, when it shall please my country to need my death." Brutus was willing to kill himself if it meant that it would benefit the people.Brutus was blinded by loyalty and devotion. Brutus's heroic belief of honor and virtue was so powerful that it drove him to perform villainous actions and lead to his destruction. Thus making Brutus the portrayed tragic hero of the Shakespearean play, "Julius Caesar."