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  • The Evil, Manipulative Character of Cassius in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

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    William Shakespeare the writer of Julius Caesar decided how Cassius would be portrayed in his play. In the play, Cassius has an evil, manipulative personality; he can be your friend one minute then Cassius can be your worst enemy. Although Cassius was not popular with the people of Rome, he became the ringleader of the conspirators. Cassius displays the personality of a shrewd opportunist, who doesn’t believe in the rule of one person. He believes there should be an elected set of officials; to

  • Cassius Ambition Analysis

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    Throughout act 1 and 2 Cassius is motivated by his ambitions and is slowly drawn towards his own desires rather than the bettering of Rome. As senator he should be trying to better Rom, but he is instead focused on his ambition of eliminating Caesar. While Cassius and Brutus are talking about Caesar, Cassius says to Brutus, “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” (1.2.135-138). Cassius is already in

  • Cassius Manipulation And Manipulation

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    said, “When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.” This quote describes Cassius down to a T. Once people shared their susceptible beliefs, they were able to be molded like putty to his liking. He is a liar, but an excellent one at that; he always knows how to use half-truths to get him exactly what he wants. In this case, he

  • Cassius Speech Analysis

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    in a conspiracy against Caesar. In his speech to Brutus, Cassius uses a variety of persuasive and rhetorical devices to persuade Brutus to join his cause against Caesar. Cassius is desperate to have Brutus on his side because of his close relation to Caesar and great respect and trust from the people of Rome. The tone of Cassius’ speech to Brutus is introduced with Cassius appealing to Brutus’ sense of responsibility towards Rome. Cassius tells Brutus that he has, “Heard where many of the best respect

  • Analysis of Caius Cassius' Character

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    Analysis of Caius Cassius Character Caius Cassius plays one of the most important roles in William Shakespeare’s play, “Julius Caesar”, which is centred round the assassination of the Roman dictator. The driving force behind the conspiracy is Cassius though there are others who are unhappy with the state of affairs under the prevailing system. Yet, they do not take an active part in the design to get rid of powerful Caesar. So, it is not incorrect to state that the chief protagonist of the assassination

  • Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

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    The following morning, a Portkey deposited Fleur at the iron gate protecting Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft. She made her way to her apartment where a small but well-placed living room featured a large window overlooking Hogwarts’ Quidditch pitch and a fireplace built into a bordering wall. A bookcase, end table, couch, and two plush chairs filled the room. To Fleur’s left, a kitchenette snuggled aside a short hallway leading to her bathroom and bedroom. She began immediately and worked

  • Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.

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    Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. was born to Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr. and Odessa Grady Clay on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. He wouldn’t become Muhammad Ali until 1964, when he announced his involvement with the Nation of Islam after defeating Sonny Liston for the heavyweight title. Before becoming the most recognizable boxer of all-time, Ali was just an average 12-year old boy who had just got his bike stolen. Ali asked his father for advice and his father told him to file a police report

  • The Evil, Hate, Deceit, and Envy of Cassius

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    In the play Cassius is seen as a man of pure evil, hatred, deceit, and envy. He is seen as nothing more or nothing less than that, but really he is a mastermind. Cassius had an elaborate plan. He needed everything to line up to murder Caesar. The things he did and the people he manipulated to do what he wanted was for a reason. Cassius was overcome with envy and hungry for power, and the only thing in his way was Caesar. Romans let nothing stand in the way of what they wanted. Nothing was going to

  • Cassius Dio's Roles Of The Empire And Augustus

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    Cassius Dio insists the empire and Augustus owe an extraordinary amount to Gaius Maecenas, Marcus Agrippa, and to a lesser extent, Livia. While the empire had problems with stability from time to time, the three of them had their roles in cultivating prosperity. The role of lifelong friend and confidante is attributed to Agrippa, as his loyalty ceased to cultivate throughout the years. The trifecta aided Augustus in ruling and improving the empire, while sporadically corralling the Octavian mindset

  • Julius Caesar: Brutus Vs. Cassius Essays

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    Contrasting Characters In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus and Cassius are contrasting characters. They differ in the way they perceive Antony as a threat to the assassination plot, their dominance in personality, and their moral fiber. In Julius Caesar, Brutus is the more naïve, dominant and noble character, while Cassius is the more perceptive, submissive, and manipulative person. Brutus and Cassius are very different in the way they perceive Antony. Brutus is very trusting and