Cassius Essays

  • Psychoanalysis of Caesar and Cassius

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    In the play, Julius Caesar, many characters are objected to possible failure. Two of the most prominent of these characters are Cassius and Caesar. They both react to this possibility of failure similarly, and in such a way that is in acquiescence with other theories of relating with failure and its tendency in humans. Cassius’s non-belief in fate changes when nearing his death. During the beginning of the play, he felt that he was in charge of his own destiny, “Men at some times are masters of their

  • Julius Caesar: Brutus Vs. Cassius

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    Contrasting Characters In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus and Cassius are contrasting characters. They differ in the way they perceive Antony as a threat to the assassination plot, their dominance in personality, and their moral fiber. In Julius Caesar, Brutus is the more naïve, dominant and noble character, while Cassius is the more perceptive, submissive, and manipulative person. Brutus and Cassius are very different in the way they perceive Antony. Brutus is very trusting and

  • Cassius' Words in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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    Cassius' Words in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, the importance of Cassius and Brutus' dialogues in Act 1, Scene 2, lines 135-78 to the play is that it enables Cassius to deceive Brutus to join the conspirators. Cassius' words in this passage show that he is a very cunning individual who persuades Brutus to join the conspirators to rid Rome of his so-called " tyranny." Cassius' words expose his hypocritical nature during his conversation with

  • Cassius Clay - Muhammad Ali

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    Cassius Clay better known as Muhammad Ali is by far the greatest boxer of all time. "King of the World" by David Reminick is a very detailed biography of Muhammad and good documentation how boxing used to be. The book takes you on a journey behind the scenes of Alli’s rise to the top and boxing run in with La Costra Nostra. On an October afternoon in 1954 when Cassius was 12 he left his 60 dollar red Schwinn outside the Columbia Auditorium to visit a bazaar. When he and his friends left he realizes

  • Julius Caesar - A Comparison of Brutus and Cassius

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    Julius Caesar - A Comparison of Brutus and Cassius In the play Julius Caesar, written and preformed by William Shakespeare, there are many characters, but two, Brutus and Cassius, stood out. The play begins in Rome where a celebration of Julius Caesar's victory over the former ruler of Rome, Pompeii. The victory leads to Caesar's betrayal by his jealous companions. Senators and other high status figures are jealous of Caesar's new and growing power, while others, like Brutus, fear the

  • Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali

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    consider to be a "significant other" because I admire him and strive to have the same type of conviction that he has. At first Cassius Clay had no intension of boxing. After his bike was stolen, in the month of October 1954, when he was twelve, his whole life destiny changed in an instant. Upon finding out that there was a police officer in the basement of a gym, Cassius went down in a horrendous state of mind exclaiming a "state wide bike hunt," and said he was going to beat up the person that stole

  • Julius Caesar

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    Cassius If there were to be a villain in the Tragedy of Julius Caesar Cassius would be it. Cassius is the character who first thought up of the conspiracy against Julius Caesar. His motives weren’t as noble as Brutus’ but he made Brutus believe they were. Cassius did whatever it took to get Brutus to join in the conspiracy. We can clearly see Cassius’ true nature by what he does and says in the play. Cassius is a sly, deceitful and an untrustworthy character. Caesar described him best. He said

  • Ceasar Charater Analysis

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    Character Analysis Antony- What Cassius says about Antony: "You know not what…that which he will utter?" Pg. 582 lines 233-236. This shows that the conspirators are afraid of what Antony will say in his oration to the mob. Cassius is trying to make Brutus see what Antony is really up to, but Brutus is too caught up in honor to notice. What Antony does: He speaks to the crowd making them feel sorry for him, ashamed of themselves, and hate the conspirators. He causes them to go into an angry

  • The Use of Suspense in Julius Caesar

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    and discuss their reasons for assassination.  Cassius feels that he is equal to Caesar, if not even better that him.  Shakespeare builds suspense by using this statement made by Cassius:  "I was born free as Caesar.../we both have fed as well, and we can both / endure the winter's cold as well as he."  Then cassius tries to persuade Brutes to join in on the conspiracy by telling him that it would be honorable to assassinate Caesar.  Cassius tells Brutes that the fate of Rome is in trouble

  • Is Marcus Brutus An Honorable Man?

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    Brutus was a very selfish and self-centered person. He continually ignored Cassius’ and the conspirators’ ideas. He was the leader and everyone was supposed to go along with them. Not to mention that all of his decisions went against Cassius and they were all the wrong moves. Brutus refused to admit that he was wrong or listen to other people. He had a big ego and was obviously used to being in charge. When Cassius thought it was a bad idea to leave Sardis and go to Phillipi to fight Antony

  • Leadership In Julius Ceasar

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    Caesar, the use of diverse leaders plays an important role in the plot, showing vividly how strong personalities conflict. This is the case with Brutus and Cassius, the two leaders among the several conspirators. The story of Julius Caesar is set in ancient Rome during a time when Julius Caesar is to become king. This, however, angers Cassius, a nobleman, and he plots with Brutus and others to kill him before he becomes king. They do just that, justifying their actions by saying Caesar was too ambitious

  • Greed in Julius Caesar

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    the play "Julius Caesar" the driving forces were Cassius, Brutus, Marc Antony, and Octavius Caesar.  Cassius was the brother in-law of Brutus and was also the creator of the group of conspirators.  Cassius was also a senator of Rome.  Cassius's greed for power, good reputation, and his jealousy lead to Caesars death.  Cassius had the most honorable man in Rome to help in his plot to kill Caesar.  Brutus was the honorable roman which Cassius took control of.  Brutus loved Rome and all of the

  • julius caesar - flattery

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    choices of the leaders. Cassius uses flattery with Brutus. Decius uses flattery with Caesar, and Antony uses flattery with Brutus. Cassius persuades and flatters Brutus. Cassius knows that Caesar would do harm to Rome if he became leader. Brutus would be a powerful force in the conspirator's movement to kill Caesar before Caesar becomes king and destroys Rome. Cassius really needs Brutus on his side, so in order to persuade Brutus, he uses lots of flattery. Whenever Cassius talks to Brutus he throws

  • Friendship between Caesar and Marc Antony

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    stabs Caesar in the back. Brutus and Cassius always had a friendship, but not one that I would want. Cassius needed Brutus for a friend and the way he got him was his superb pervasive talking to raise Brutus’ self esteem and make him feel good. So in a way Brutus was being used by who he though was his “friend”. Brutus and Portia had a great friendship. They loved each other very much and Portia was willing to do anything for Brutus but he was caught up in Cassius’ evil plans. Brutus was caught between

  • Julius Ceasar Flattery

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    is used by Cassius on Brutus in Act 1, Scene 2 and in Act 2, Scene 1. Cassius tries his hardest to force Brutus to join the revolt against Caesar, but Brutus resists, stating his loyalty and faithfulness to Rome. However, after Brutus accidentally blurts out, “I do fear the people choose Caesar as their king.” Cassius continues his pursuit to convince Brutus to join the conspirators. He thinks the best way to flatter Brutus is by talking about how noble the plebeians view him. Cassius chooses to

  • Analysis Of Julius Caesar

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    most significant character in the play, is the leader of the group who plans to kill Caesar, although Cassius is the initiator of the plot. Brutus loves Caesar, as Caesar does him, and ironically this is why he kills Caesar – he does not want to see him corrupted by the absolute power he (Caesar) would have if he were king. He gives Caesar the final stab which kills him. He then leads his and Cassius’ army against Antony and Octavius’ and finally kills himself to avenge Caesar’s death. Caesar was

  • Marcus Brutus’ Conflict Between Passion and Responsibility

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    and responsibility. There are three very good examples of this, the first being, obviously, Brutus’ mental conflict dealing with the conspiracy surrounding Caesar’s assassination. Less obvious number two, the conflict between himself and Cassius, dealing with Cassius less than noble hoarding of money. And last of all third, Brutus’ argument with the rest of the conspirators to let Antony live. The conflicts brought about in “Julius Caesar” are incredibly complex. To understand even the very basic conflict

  • Julius Caesar Essay: Brutus as the Tragic Hero

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    he rebuked Cassius for refusing to share with him his own fraudulent gains. He strove for uprightness using dishonest and corrupt ways to accomplish his supposed morals. In Julius Caesar, Cassius approached Brutus with the idea of assassinating Caesar. Cassius needed Brutus because of his renowned heroic qualities. He used Brutus as an insurance policy, declaring "Brutus shall lead, and we will grace his heels with the most boldest and best hearts of Rome." (Act III, Scene i) Cassius lead him to

  • Fatal Errors of Brutus

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    in his plans to prevail over Caesar. There are three errors that seem to be the most significant. They are refusing to take an oath, not killing Antony and allowing Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral. The plot against Caesar is first devised by Cassius, who slowly allows Brutus to take over the arrangements. This is when Brutus’ miscalculations eventually lead him to his own downfall. First, Brutus truthfully feels that the conspirators have enough will and intelligence to keep the plot concealed

  • Act 3, Scene 1 of Julius Caesar

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    Act 3, Scene 1 Rome. Before the Capitol; the Senate sitting above. [ previous scene ][ home page ][ next scene ] A crowd of people; among them ARTEMIDORUS and the Soothsayer. Flourish. Enter CAESAR, BRUTUS, CASSIUS, CASCA, DECIUS BRUTUS, METELLUS CIMBER, TREBONIUS, CINNA, ANTONY, LEPIDUS, POPILIUS, PUBLIUS, and others CAESAR [To the Soothsayer] The ides of March are come. Soothsayer Ay, Caesar; but not gone. ARTEMIDORUS Hail, Caesar! read this schedule. DECIUS BRUTUS Trebonius doth desire