Compare Antony to Cassius in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar".

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 Antony and Cassius are of different social classes which means no matter how high each rise within the government, Antony would always be reminded of his status.

Are you sure? I don't think there's any evidence in Shakespeare's play (which, remember is not based particularly strongly on history - think of the chiming clock in the orchard scene!) to support this: though if you've got some I'd love to hear it.  

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It might seem as if Antony and Cassius both have a common agenda, however one must understand the mindset of each of these men. Antony and Cassius are of different social classes which means no matter how high each rise within the government, Antony would always be reminded of his status. Aside from that Antony could never manipulate Caesar the way Cassius was able to manipulate Brutus simply because Caesar was Caesar. Julius Caesar recognized the loyalty of Antony, a feeling Brutus never felt for Cassius. Long before Caesar was murdered, Cassius' intent...

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