Honors English II/5
Brutus vs. Cassius
In William Shakespeareâ€™s play Julius Caesar, two characters show dramatic
characteristics throughout the play. Brutus and Cassius are two characters who are
reflective in many ways. Both of these characters relate to each other, but yet differ
dramatically. Brutus and Cassius show passion and strength, but weaknesses, too.
Wee see both comparisons and contrasts in Cassiusâ€™ and Brutusâ€™ leadership qualities,
characteristics and feelings towards Caesar.
Brutus and Cassius show different leadership skills throughout the play. Cassius, at the beginning of the play thinks Brutus is as good of a leader as ...view middle of the document...
ii, 35). Brutus in many ways is also very stubborn and gullible; he will believe almost anything. Cassius is the flatterer of the group because he tells people stories to get them to believe him about certain things. Anther example of Cassius being a manipulator is in Act 11, sc.i, 86-230, when Cassius tries to manipulate Brutus so they could get him to be on their side to help kill Caesar, so he wouldnâ€™t become king. Brutus and Cassius share different feelings towards Caesar throughout the play.
Finally, Brutus and Cassius differ between their feelings toward Caesar. Brutus is very close to Caesar; he honors him and is loyal to him, but throughout the play, Brutus starts to rethink if he wants Caesar to be crowned king. In Act 11, sc. I, Brutus is thinking about Caesar because heâ€™s critical that Caesar will be ambitious and do negative things if he is crowned king. Brutus says, â€œI know no personal cause to spurn at him, but for the general. He would be crowned. How that might change his nature, thereâ€™s the question./[â€¦]/ And then I grant we put a sting in him/ That at his will he may do danger...