A) Brutus is a more misguided character than he is a tragic one. Discuss. Shakespeare’s intention in Julius Caesar was to attest to his Elizabethan audience that regicide was unjustifiable, and that murdering the leader, regardless of who this leader was, was a crime against God. At the time of Julius Caesar being written, there were anxieties regarding succession to the throne, and there was unrest between Catholics and Protestants in England. Shakespeare wrote for the Queen, and in order to please her he crafted Julius Caesar to attest that mutiny and regicide would only result in turmoil. Based on this, it is contextually apt to infer that Shakespeare didn’t characterise Brutus as one who was misguided, but instead bore the tragic flaw of being naively selfrighteous and emotionally malleable.