"Beware the ides of March." Act I, scene ii
Synopsis: Julius Caesar is getting too big for his boots. What to do? Allow him to tyrannically rule a state which needs a kind leader? Or assassinate him and go against the Roman way? This is the choice that Brutus, Caesar's closest friend, must face.
Julius Caesar, tyrant
Marcus Brutus, man of conscience
Mark Antony, opportunist and friend to Caesar
Musings: I think Brutus is the epitome of the tragic hero -- even more so than Julius Caesar. Caesar's flaw is hubris, but Brutus' is much more sympathetic and tragic -- his flaw is that of a desire to do the right thing.
The Text of the Play: Julius Caesar
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