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Julius Caesar Character Analysis Cassius Strengths and Weaknesses Cassius was one of the conspirators against Cesar and proves to be a powerful character in Shakespeares Julius Caesar He has much strength and very few weaknesses and this helped him achieve small goals that led to his main goal of killing Caesar One of Cassius strengths is his ability to influence people using flattery and pressure In Act 1 Scene 2 Cassius demonstrates this strength by influencing Brutus to think more seriously about stopping Caesar from becoming king by reasoning with him and pressuring him In this scene Cassius says upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed that he has grown so greatthere was a Brutus once that would have brookd the eternal devil to keep his state in Rome as easily as a king Cassius is also very cunning and clever He uses this strength to fully convince Brutus that many Romans will him to take action against Caesar in Act 1 Scene 2 Cassius planned to throw in Brutus window letters that he pretended were from some Roman citizens that all urged him to stop Caesar becoming king Cassius says I will this night in at his window throw as if they came from several citizenstendingthat Rome holds of his name wherein obscurely Caesars ambition shall be glanced at Cassius other strength is that he is very observant of other people He instinctively knew that Antony was a danger to him Cassius saw that Antony was very loyal to Caesar and would probably avenge his death on the conspirators Cassius say Mark Antony well belovd of Caesara shrewd contriver and you know his meanslet Caesar and Antony fall together Cassius main weakness is that he relies on Brutus to achieve his goal of killing Caesar Cassius depends on Brutus popularity to gain the Romans support for the conspiracy Because of this Cassius has often had to abide
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