The tragic hero is normally the person in the title. However, the idea of a tragic hero is that they are people we admire, but who have a fatal flaw, the tragic flaw, and that this will lead to their death. In this case, many say the tragic figure is Brutus:
Brutus believed the action was necessary to prevent Caesar from becoming dictator-for-life, meaning that all power would reside in Caesar and not in the delegates representing the people. In Shakespeare’s play, Brutus’s nobility and idealism gain the audience’s sympathy. But in the ancient Roman world of power politics, characterized by perfidy and pragmatism, it is his virtues that doom him. His downfall and death are the real tragedy of the play, not the death of Caesar.
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