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Brutus Character Analysis
Andrew Kokanoutranon

Identify areas in play where these occur or evidence is provided to support your conclusion

Hamartia (character flaw or error in judgment) - Brutus is told by Cassius that he is noble and is a good man, which leads Brutus is be too noble and he assassinates Caesar.

Periptiea (reversal of fortune or fall from high to low) – Brutus undergoes a reversal of fortune when he allows Antony to speak at the Forum and Brutus later flees Rome. Antony persuades the crowd that Caesar was innocent and that Brutus is to blame for his death.

Anagnorisis (recognition) – Brutus recognizes his mistakes, the assassination of Caesar, right before he commits suicide while saying “I kill'd not thee with half so good a will.”

Catharsis (purgation of pity and fear) – The audience go through catharsis during Brutus’s last words because Brutus is too noble to die and that betrayal is something the audience can understand.

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