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Brutus vs Cassius William Shakespeares Julius Caesar is a play about characters during the Roman Empire In the play several people including Cassius and Brutus conspire to kill Julius Caesar for different reasons Brutus believes that the sole reason behind Caesars death is to free Rome from tyranny Brutus wants whatever is best for Rome Cassius does want what is best for Rome but more than that he wants attention He believes that by establishing a coup he might be able to rule over Rome Brutus and Cassius have many such differences and contrast each other throughout the play During the opening of the play Cassius tries to convince Brutus of Caesars evils though in reality they are nothing more than his self-confidence Brutus is one of Caesars best friends and does not see any reason why Caesar should not rule Cassius is very sly in his argument--he tries to bring down Caesar in Brutus eyes Cassius compares Caesar to a Colossus a gigantic statue whose legs according to legend spanned the harbor at Rhodes 20 at the same time he is berating him 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 Men at some time are masters of their fates The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars But in ourselves that we are underlings I ii 142-152 In calling we underlings he is saying that they were like slaves but he also is therefore implying that Caesar is a slave-driver-- he controls the underlings and is equally if not more responsible for the lack of freedom If Cassius is sly here then Brutus is certainly nave Brutus fails to realize that Cassius is trying to separate Brutus from his friend in separation Cassius has succeeded in the destruction of Caesar at his friends hands His
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