Brutus Caesar Research Paper

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Cassius seems to be in control and able to manipulate Brutus, he takes advantage of his fears of the potential dangers of Caesar's ever-increasing power for his own purposes. Cassius wants Brutus on his side, the side of the conspirators, as he is a respected and well-renowned person. Furthermore Cassius exploits the innocence of Brutus for his own purposes, he uses exaggerating this is shown in the following lines – “Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus, and we petty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about To find ourselves dishonorable graves.” We can infer that Cassius is asking Brutus why Caesar straddles the narrow world like a giant, Cassius begins to probe Brutus about his feelings towards Caesar and the idea…show more content…
Caesar returns, accompanied by his entourage he is looking unhappy and is not too pleased that Cassius is lurking about with "a lean and hungry look." He thinks Cassius is not to be trusted, saying it's safer to be surrounded by fat, lazy men. However it may that he has not been able to corrupt Cassius and make him fat, luxurious, and troubled by spectacles. So Caesar sees Cassius as a good Roman. Cassius thus cannot be categorized as good or bad — like all the other actors in this drama, he is complex and very human. In addition Caesar worries that "He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." He hastens to add that he is not afraid of him, since he fears no one. Caesar is saying that Cassius is too intellectual and cannot enjoy himself, and that such men are to be feared, but quickly points out that he only speaks rhetorically, not personally, because he himself fears nothing. Caesar continues to say mean things about Cassius: that he doesn't like music, or smiling, or people who are better than him. This gives the audience a negative effect of Cassius. Clearly, Caesar has figured out that he should not trust Cassius. We can see that men like Cassius, Caesar observes, are never at rest while someone else holds power over

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