In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the two main characters are presented as foils to each other. Brutus and Cassius, two of the lead conspirators whom arranged the assassination of the Roman political figure Julius Caesar, remain in direct contrast throughout the play.
Julius Caesar: A Tragic Hero. Multiple plays by Julius Caesar feature a tragic hero, and in Julius Caesar that tragic hero is Brutus. Aristotle wrote that a tragic hero is a person of nobility who suffers misfortune or defeat due to a flaw or weakness in their personality.