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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, written in 1599.It’s about the conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination and the defeat of the conspirators at the Battle of Philippi. Brutus is the tragic hero from the play, and the central psychological drama is his struggle between the conflicting demands of honour, patriotism, and friendship.

Brutus’ idealism and goodness are evident throughout the play; he sees only the goodness in people and naively believes others are as honorable as he. Even his enemy, Mark Antony, comments on these traits at the end of the play: “This was the noblest Roman of them all.”
 Brutus surely had a reverse of fortune, one of the may examples is shown when he and his wife, Portia, were having a discussion after the conspirators left their household. Portia wanted to know why the conspirators were at her house and what they were up to. Portia shows this by saying "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" Brutus, being the caring, loving, noble Roman that he is, decided that it was best for Portia not to know about the conspiracy and their doings because he thought that Portia had too much stress going on in her life.

Brutus's tragic flaw was that he was too trusting. He felt that he had had to kill Caesar in order to save Rome from tyranny. He trusted Antony not to blame the conspirators in his speech at Caesar's funeral. Antony broke that promise and got Brutus and the others into deep trouble.

Brutus is a noble character who dies because of the fact that he falls into forces beyond his control. These forces lead to the death of Brutus. The Battle of Philippi was a very important battle in this play because the future of Rome was at stake. This is the act that Brutus dies in because things weren't going the way he wanted, so killed himself. Brutus was not able to control the enemy and his troops were...