Not That I Loved Caesar Less
In Shakespeare’s, The Tradedy of Julius Caesar, two of the many conspirators’ are Brutus and Cassius. Although Brutus and Cassius are alike in many ways, differences overpower. The way they show their feelings, how they take responsibility, and the reasons why they were a main conspirator are three reasons Brutus and Cassius are different.
The way Brutus and Cassius show their feelings are very different. Brutus hides his feelings and keeps them inside of him, on the other hand Cassius shows every bit of emotion possible. For example, when Brutus’s wife dies, he shows no emotion, while Cassius shows total emotion over her death.
How Brutus and Cassius take responsibility is completely opposite. At the end of Shakespeare’s, The Tradedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus takes fault for Caesar’s death. Cassius, however, did not. Brutus was always the one to take action and Cassius never did.
Brutus was Julius Caesar’s good friend, and yet when Brutus helped in the killing of him. Brutus killed him solely for the good of Rome. “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” (Brutus ). Cassius, nonetheless helped in the killing of Caesar out of pure envy, and he believed that Caesar was not going to be a good enough ruler. He says: "...it doth amaze me A man of such feeble temper should So get the start of the majestic world And bear the palm alone" (Cassius ).
Throughout this book Brutus always showed he was very noble, yet Cassius showed his was very dishonorable. Even though Brutus and Cassius had much alike, differences were the ones to overpower.