Cassius Character Analysis (part 2)
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"You wronged yourself to write in such a case" (4.3.6).
"Let me tell you, Cassius, you yourself/ Are much condemn'd to have an itching palm;/ To sell and mart your offices for gold/ To undeservers" (4.3.9-12).
"In such a time as this it is not meet/ That every nice offence should bear his comment" (4.3.7-8).
Another flaw that Cassius has is his greediness. In this conversation where Brutus accuses Cassius of having an itchy palm, Cassius is being greedy and taking money from others, later on even suggesting to Brutus that he do the same.
Shakespeare uses Cassius as the leader of the conspirators against Caesar. His role is meant to represent the word of the senators. It is important to his character that at one time he was a good friend to Caesar, but once he came to power he left behind the senators. This jealousy that Cassius has for Caesar led him, along with the others, to betray a man that trusted them by killing him.
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