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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Tragic Hero: Brutus Brutus's flaw was his gullible and naive nature which led to his final downfall. Claim: LEADS TO In Act 1 Scene 2 of Julius Caesar,Cassius starts to poison Brutus's mind, and because of Brutus's nature,Cassius easily influences him to turn against Caesar. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our starsBut in ourselves, that we are underlings.Brutus and Caesarwhat should be in that Caesar”?Why should that name be sounded more than yours?(I.ii.141-146) CAUSES After being fooled by Cassius's forged letters from Romans complaining about Caesar, Brutus is finally convinced that he must take action against Caesar. And therefore think him as a serpents eggWhich, hatched, would as his kind grow mischievousAnd kill him in the shell.(II.i.32-35) LEADS TO Brutus and the conspirators make a plan to kill Caesar in the Senate House by slyly surrounding him and then having each conspirator stab him. LEADS TO Brutus tells Antony to be patient and that he will know the reason why Caesar was killed once Brutus speaks to the public. Antony lies to the conspirators and tells them that he won't say anything against them. Even though Cassius warned Brutus many times, Brutus gives Antony permission to speak at the funeral, as he believes that Antony will not say or do anything against him. Only be patienttill we have appeasedThe multitude, beside themselves with fear,And then we will deliver you the cause,Why I, that did love Caesar when I struck him,Have thus proceeded.(III.i.189-193) LEADS TO The enraged Romans run with torches to the conspirators' houses and light them on fire. Brutus and Cassius are forced to move out of Rome.Soon, a war breaks out between the people that support Brutus and the people that support Antony. LEADS TO Brutus is with his few remaining men and believes that the time for him to die has now come. When Antony's army is in near sight, his men tell Brutus to flee, he lies and tells them to retreat and he will follow.He then asks one of his men to stay behind and hold the swordso that he could die honorably. After he is throws himself on the sword and stabs himself, he thinks Caesar has been avenged. Caesar, now be still. I killed not thee with half so good a will(V.v.56-57) Brutus's Final Downfall Brutus compares Caesar to a serpent's egg that must be killed before it's hatched, as Caesar may gain too much power and harm Rome. Even through much warning, Caesar still goes to the Senate House through the influence of Decius, one of the conspirators. Et tu, Bruté?—Then fall, Caesar. (III.i.85) CAUSES After Brutus speaks to the public, he manages to sway them in his favor and the Romans rejoice for the death of Caesar.However, when Antony speaks he betrays the conspirators and uses evidence and emotion to sway the public against the conspirators. At the end of Antony's speech, the Romans are filled with rage andanger against the conspirators. The conspirators present an issue to Caesar and slowly surround him. Soon, Caesar is stabbed by the conspirators, and when he finds out Brutus was part of this too, he was surprised. LEADS TO LEADS TO CAUSES
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