Gabriella Portillo Mrs. FlynnEnglish II-FJanuary 17,2018 In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus is a conspirator who turned against his good friend. Brutus was a very honorable man. Many people showed respect and favor to Brutus. Brutus tries to illustrates a leader in many ways after Caesar’s death. The tragic hero of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is Brutus because he killed Julius Caesar, he was an honorable man, death was upon him and loss of one important possessions. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Brutus was tricked into joining the conspirators. The conspirators were men who disliked Caesar being crowned as king of Rome. Cassius was a conspirator who manipulated Brutus by sending fake letters. Brutus and Caesar were good friends. He did not want to kill Caesar because Caesar had never done anything wrong to him. Brutus joined the conspirators and thought that if Caesar was king he would have been more prideful than he already was. Brutus came in unity with the conspirators and decided to kill him on the ides of March. Brutus killed Caesar for the people of Rome. At Caesar’s funeral Brutus sayed ” If then that friend why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer; Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free man?”(Shakespeare 823). Brutus’s actions for killing Caesar was unselfish for the people of Rome. The fact that he killed his best friend for the citizens of Rome showed how much he truly cared for them. After the death of Julius Caesar, Brutus retained an honorable man.The conspirators knew that they could trick Brutus into killing Caesar because of how much he loved Rome. Brutus was proud because of how noble he was and how much he was loved. He had pride in the fact that he was chosen to be the leader of the conspirators. “Believe me more mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you many believe. Censure me in your wisdom, and wake your senses, that you may the better judge”(Shakespeare 823). Brutus drew attention to his speech when he spoke to the crowd at the funeral. He made it seem as if his honor was everything to protect the people of Rome. Even after Caesar’s funeral, Brutus still remained an honorable man. However his ‘honor’ was his greatest flaw, which led to his death and loss of one important possession. Meanwhile, Antony and Octavius declared war against the conspirators. Brutus left his servants to take care of his wife. Once his wife found out about the war, she committed suicide out of fear by swallowing hot coals. This quote is said by Brutus after he found out about the death of his wife. “Impatient of my absence and grief that young Octavius with Mark Antony have made themselves strong”(Shakespeare 844). Antony and Octavius had won the war against the conspirators. After the battle, Brutus also committed suicide. Brutus died a noble man and achieved his goal. His goal was to save Rome from tyranny and he did. Brutus did what he thought was right for his country and died an honorable man. In conclusion, Brutus is known as the tragic hero because he cared more about being devoted to his country, rather than to Caesar. This play showed the importance of being devoted to one’s country. Brutus did not kill Caesar just for attention, but to show oneself how important it is to love someone and have respect for one another. Even though the play is called The Tragedy of Julius Caesar it does not make him the tragic hero. Brutus on the other hand stays loyal to his country and goes through battles for his country. Brutus is a tragic hero since he murdered Caesar, he was a decent man, and later his own passing had arrived and lost of one vital belonging, his wife. Work Cited Shakespeare, William. “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.” Glencoe Literature: The Reader’s Choice, edited by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Douglas Fisher, Beverly Ann Chin, and Jacqueline Jones Royster, McGraw Hill, 2009, pp. 770-850.”Who is the Hero of the Play” Drama Study Guide: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, 2000, pp.19.