Archetype - Tragic Hero
A Roman politician who loved Caesar but loves Rome more.
Brutus was titled as "Tragic Hero" because he admires Caesar, yet kills him because he would rather save Rome than his friend; he feared that he will become a dictator and will destroy the life of Rome. He believes that killing Caesar was the best for Rome. Brutus begin to realizes his wrongdoings. However, due to idealistic rather than efficient management of the situation, an empire is finally set up in Rome.
- Brutus was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar.
- Brutus is in fact a dear friend of Caesar's but kills his beloved friend not for who he is, but what he could become as a King.
- He doesn't want to swear an oath because he feels that what they are doing is right and it is not necessary.
- Brutus defeats Octavius' forces in the first battle at Philippi.
- He wants Antony to kill him in the justice of Caesar after his defeat in the second battle in Philippi.