What does Cassius mean when he says that "the fault is not in our stars but in ourselves" in Julius Caesar?
Cassius is trying to convince Brutus to kill Caesar by telling him that it is their fault if they let him lead.
At this point, Cassius is the leader of the conspiracy. When he makes this speech to Brutus, he is telling him to step up, and be a part of it.
In a nutshell, this means that people are in charge of their own destiny. They can succumb to someone else’s rule, or they can make their own choices. In Cassius’s mind, Caesar is a tyrant. By just standing back and...
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