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If one could ask any question of Cassius (from the play Julius Caesar), what would that...

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iheartjunkfood | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 11, 2008 at 9:24 AM via web

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If one could ask any question of Cassius (from the play Julius Caesar), what would that question be?

If one could ask any question of Cassius (from the play Julius Caesar), what would that question be?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted May 11, 2008 at 3:50 PM (Answer #2)

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If I were to ask Cassius one question, it would probably be: Are you really afraid that Caesar wants to be king, or are you just jealous of his popularity? Cassius is what my little nephew calls a "whiney butt." When he first tries to persuade Brutus to join his conspiracy, Cassius tells him about a swimming contest he had with Caesar, and Cassius had to rescue Caesar from drowning. Now Caesar doesn't even pay attention to him. Sounds like jealousy to me!

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Susan Hurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 13, 2009 at 1:19 AM (Answer #3)

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I would love to ask Cassius this question:

"After Caesar's assassination, why did you continue to defer to Brutus and trust his judgment when he was wrong again and again? For example, you wanted to kill Antony when Caesar was killed because Antony was dangerous. Brutus disagreed; he was wrong. You wanted to refuse to let Antony speak at Caesar's funeral because Antony was dangerous. Brutus disagreed; he was wrong. You disagreed with Brutus's final battle strategy which proved to be the final disaster.

"So, Cassius, why didn't you trust your own judgment and stand up to Brutus? Were you just trying to be fair? Since you led Brutus into his destruction, did you decide to let him lead you into your own?"

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lmetcalf | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted October 15, 2011 at 10:26 AM (Answer #6)

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I would ask Cassius why he was so loyal to his friend that he was willing to commit suicide just because he thought the friend had died in battle.  What is their prior relationship?  Have they sworn these kinds of vows to each other? Why? Does he always act this impulsively?

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