Julius Caesar: The Tragic Differences Between Cassius And Brutus

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The death of Julius Caesar would not have been possible if it were not for the grave differences between Cassius and Brutus. Shakespeare definitively draws both characters as polar opposites; sometimes-- in humorous ways. The only thing the two of them can seem to agree upon is their dislike of Caesar.
Cassius, true to his nature, uses Brusus’ dislike of Caesar's’ personality to manipulates him into murder. Cassius is not entirely to blame. If it were not for Brutus’ projected morals and patriotism, he would not have been so gullible. The strategy used to achieve their own goal is what reveals the most from each man. Cassius always seems to have a trick up his sleeve, he prefers to work in the background to achieve his goals. To convince Brutus
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Cassius’ finds motivation in exactly what his tactics suggest. Since we’ve already dissected Cassius’ sneaky tactics, we can now compare them to his motivations. Caesar says, “Yond Cassius has a mean and hungry look; such men are dangerous.” In this quote Caesar points out Cassius's motivations, jealousy of which is his motivation that Caesar fears the most from him.This quote is quite often seen as an indicator or foretelling of the future for Caesar. He was right to suspect Cassius for his sneaky ways and it goes show, Cassius motivations were actually quite obvious from the tactics he used to get what he wanted.
Brutus, however, is well liked and trusted by Caesar. Brutus has high morals and scrutinizes his motivation for action until he is convinced they are morally right. Brutus says, “ Not that I loved Caesar less, but i loved Rome more.” Looking back again to Act III scene II, we see that after many sleepless nights and hours of pondering, Brutus brings himself to be able to slay his own best friend for the prosper of Rome which he deems as morally
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His high morals often blind his ability to see lies, tricks, and to question the motivations of others. He assumes everyone has a compass of the same grade as his which makes him easily seduced to well acted plays of a society in distress. Caesar- “Eu tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar!” Caesar, being good friends with Brutus is shocked to see Brutus standing in the crowd of his assassins. Caesar knows Brutus to have a high moral standing. He exclaims, “Fall, Caesar!” not only because he has been betrayed by a dear friend. But I think Caesar realized Brutus would not have done such a thing without a strong reason. If the reason was so important that Brutus were to have to kill him, dying must be the only

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