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Cassius: A Foil to Brutus

Summary: Essay discusses how Cassius is a foil to Brutus in William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar."
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare presents the story of the ruler of the Roman Empire whose friendship is betrayed by Brutus, a noble Roman who takes part in the assassination conspiracy. To describe the relationship between the two conspirators, Shakespeare employs the literary device known as a foil, a character who is used to contrast with another character. Cassius and Brutus, the two main conspirators, differ from each other in many ways. For example, Cassius is manipulative, self-serving, and dishonorable, while Brutus is gullible, patriotic, and honorable. In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare presents Cassius as a foil to Brutus in order to show the reader that Brutus was the noblest Roman of them all.

A pivotal aspect in the conspirators' relationship that initiates the assassination is Cassius' manipulative behavior aimed at Brutus' gullibility. In this play, Cassius is a very street-smart character that uses perceptive and...

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