Cassius Character Analysis for "The Tragedy Julius Caesar"

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Of all of the characters in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Cassius was the most deceiving. He turned numerous loyal supporters of Caesar against him (Caesar). Cassius was the most skilled at making people see things his way, and want to join him. An example of this is when he falsely leads Brutus into thinking that the people, whom Brutus cares so much for, hate Caesar. Of all of Cassius’s traits, there are three that are the most seen; he is jealous, a liar, and a manipulator. To begin, Cassius is a very greedy man and shows his jealousy constantly throughout the play. One example of this is when he was talking to Brutus while Caesar was being offered the crown. He says “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.” Referring that Caesar was better than them and that Cassius wanted to be Caesar. Another more direct example of Cassius’s jealousy is in the same place when he says “Did I the tired Caesar- and this man is now become a god, and Cassius is a wretched creature and must bend his body if Caesar carelessly but nod on him” (1.2.115-118). This quote is showing that Cassius was jealous of how people practically worshiped Caesar and Cassius wishes they were worshiping him. Document T also provides a clear statement from Cassius showing his jealousy, “Ye gods! It doth amaze me, A man of such a feeble temper should So get the start of the majestic world, And bear the palm alone” (1.2.127-130). This quote shows how Cassius is jealous of Caesar reaping the benefits of the peoples love and Cassius wishes it was himself the people loved. These examples of Jealousy show how Cassius’s motives for wanting to kill Caesar. Continuing, Cassius was a liar, and he was good at it. Cassius’s ability to lie got him the support of almost the entire senate to

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