While Brutus loves Caesar as a friend, he opposes the ascension of any single man to the position of dictator, and he fears that Caesar aspires to such power.
Cassius believes that the nobility of Rome are responsible for the government of Rome. Cassius intensely dislikes Caesar personally, but he also deeply resents being subservient to a tyrant, and there are indications that he would fight for his personal freedom under any tyrant.
To accomplish his goal of removing Caesar from power, he resorts to using his keen insight into human nature to deceive Brutus by means of a long and passionate argument, coupled with bogus notes. Later, he is more outrightly devious in the use of forged notes, the last of which prompts Brutus to leave off contemplation and to join the conspiracy.
Cassius later uses similar means to bring Casca into the plot. Throughout the action, Cassius remains relatively unconcerned with the unscrupulous means he is willing to use to further the republican cause, and at Sardis, he and Brutus come almost to breaking up their alliance because Brutus objects to his ways of collecting revenue to support the armies.
Cassius sees Brutus as the catalyst that will unite the leading nobles in a conspiracy, and he makes the recruitment of Brutus his first priority.
Ironically, his success leads directly to a continuous decline of his own influence within the republican camp. Clearly, Cassius has his negative aspects. He envies Caesar; he becomes an assassin; and he will consent to bribery, sell commissions, and impose ruinous taxation to raise money.
But he also has a certain nobility of mind that is generally recognized.
Cassius is also highly emotional. When he becomes a genuine friend of Brutus following the reconciliation in the tent, he remains faithful and refuses to blame Brutus for the dilemma that he encounters at Philippi, even though he has reason to do so.
Of all the leading characters in Julius Caesar, Cassius develops most as the action progresses. At the end of Act I, Scene 2, he is a passionate and devious manipulator striving to use Brutus to gain his ends. By the end of Act IV, Scene 3, he is a calm friend of Brutus who will remain faithful to their friendship until death.Julius Caesar.
Character Analysis. Cassius' Strength's and Weaknesses. Cassius was one of the conspirators against Cesar and proves to be a powerful character in Shakespeare's, 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/5(3).
Julius Caesar is a Roman dictator. Shakespeare wrote play based on the life of Julius Caesar. We won the battle against his arch enemy, Pompey The Great, in Spain. Brutus emerges as the most complex character in Julius Caesar and is also the play’s tragic hero. In his soliloquies, the audience gains insight into the complexities of his motives.
In his soliloquies, the audience gains insight into the complexities of his motives.
Octavius Ceasar and Mark Antony - Character In Julius Caesar's will, his grand-nephew, Octavius, was named as his heir and adoptive son. Octavius was related to Caesar through his grandfather, who married a sister of the Roman dictator.
As one of the three triumvirs, Octavius is the youngest and the most ambitious of the three. Read an in-depth analysis of Julius Caesar. Antony - A friend of Caesar. Antony claims allegiance to Brutus and the conspirators after Caesar’s death in order to save his own life.
In Shakespeare's tragedy 'Julius Caesar,' we see a glimpse into the downfall of noble characters set in historical fiction. In this lesson, we explore a few of the character traits that led to.