Compare and contrast the characters of Brutus and Cassius in Julius Caesar.

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Both Brutus and Cassius are respected career politicians, who have a desire to prevent Julius Caesar from ruling Rome as a monarch. They both view Caesar as potentially dangerous and conspire to assassinate him. Both Brutus and Cassius participate in Caesar's murder and join forces to fight against Octavius, Mark Antony, and Lepidus during Rome's civil war.

But despite their many similarities, Brutus and Cassius have different personalities and abilities. Brutus is a rather naive individual and is easily manipulated by Cassius into joining the conspirators. In contrast, Cassius is a shrewd politician, who is cunning and...

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