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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

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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

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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

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    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

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    political power and is trying to stop Caesar from gaining more. Cassius was very manipulative towards Caesar’s closests friends. In making them believe there is no good for Rome, some join in for the good of Rome but others purely did it out of envy. Some believe that, out of envy, Cassius repeatedly tried to persuade Caesar’s friends to join him in order to stop Caesar from being king. During the secret meeting with Cassius and Brutus, Cassius spoke of how their names were just as considerable as Caesar's

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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

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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

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    Julius Caesar, Brutus, Cassius and the other conspirators meet at Brutus' house to speak about Caesar. All of the men know each other and are friends, but they are not introduced to Brutus until after they walk in. Brutus is the main conspirator against Caesar in this scene. He comes up with most of the plan and talks the most of all of the men. In this scene, Brutus and the rest of conspirators against Caesar plan his death, with Brutus taking the lead. Brutus and Cassius and very good friends,

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    Cassius’ Speech In Cassius’ speech to Brutus, he explains that Caesar, the man he despises greatly, is weak, mortal, arrogant, and is not fit to be king. Caesar has been known to push passed the ones who have tried to help him in his life and be selfish. Not only is Cassius trying to get his opinion out in his speech, but he also trying to persuade Brutus that Caesar is not fit for the job. Although Brutus and Caesar are great acquaintance's, Brutus may not believe he may be the best man either

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    Cassius Clay, was not just an athlete who personified the times he lived. He molded them. From birth to death he was always someone you could look up to. Lets take a look into the life of Cassius Clay, or Muhammad Ali. A hero of Social Justice who also had a unique personality, based on strong self beliefs and strong religious and political convictions. From the Olympian to a crippling disease, you could take something from any point of his life and really make it a learning experience. Here's what

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    the most basic of human rights. This came apparent to one young black boy, Cassius Marcellus Clay. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA in a small bungalow, Clay had firsthand experience of racial prejudice and discrimination. During his adolescents years Clay had his bike stolen and reportedly told a police officer he would thump the thief. The police officer coincidentally trained young boxers at the local gym and Cassius was excited at the prospect. His boxing career quickly got underway and began

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    : Cassius been competitive all his life, all thanks to that exquisite father of his. It was something that came with every Cordova, the desideratum to obtain victory. The satisfying taste that he desperately ached for. This behavior came into recognition from his family at the tender age of 5, when he first started gymnastics at the Little Pebble. Along with the other “tumbling toddlers” Cass would outshine the others and loved to be praised. He could perform a perfect flip, whereas his other

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    In Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Cassius and Brutus worry that Caesar’s growing power will lead him to become king, and Cassius is determined to convince Brutus to join his conspiracy to kill Caesar. After getting Brutus alone, Cassius begins his first speech of persuasion, playing on Brutus’ resentment towards Caesar and inherent Roman pride. Cassius begins with flattery, “I do know that virtue to be in you, Brutus” (1.2.97). This is a direct response to Brutus’ previous comment about

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    Cassius and Brutus Written in 1599, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar portrays a dramatized interpretation of Plutarch’s historical account about Caesar’s assassination in ancient Rome. Shakespeare uses his source’s historical accuracy to develop a series of complex characters vital to the play’s intriguing plot. Contrary to the play’s title, Caesar is not the tragic hero; in fact the play is composed of two tragic protagonists: Cassius and Brutus (Roland and Gamble 1), the principal conspirators against

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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

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    befallen you at home. I hope that you will be pleased to know that we have won a battle at Philippi and finally avenged the death of Julius Caesar. I went through many difficulties and for a time, I feared that we might be defeated. Marcus Brutus and Cassius Longinus, who had conspired to assassinate Caesar, had strategically made their camps on two hills. Their position gave them an advantage over us from the start. They were on high ground and their fortifications made it even more difficult to attack

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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

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    On January 17, 1942, Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born in Louisville, Kentucky. When Cassius was 12 years old, a Louisville police officer encouraged him to take up boxing after he told the officer that he wanted to beat up the thief who stole his bike. Cassius made his amateur boxing debut in 1954, and over the next six years, he won several state and national Gold Glove titles and the light heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 summer Olympics in Rome. Muhammad Ali Cassius joined the Nation of

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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

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    he tells the story of: The ides of March and the downfall of Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus, and Gaius Cassius. Marcus Brutus is known for participating in the assassination against Julius Caesar in the play: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. At the time, Rome was led by the mighty tyrant Julius Caesar, who had returned victorious from battle against Pompey. Such people as Marcus Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus were afraid that Caesar would not see fit as the crown of Rome and struck him from his life

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