How is Cassius characterized in Act I of Julius Caesar?

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One famous line from "Julius Caesar" is Caesar's remarks about Cassius when he sees him, remarks that prove prophetic:

Let me have men about me that are fat,/Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep a-nights./Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look;/He things too much: such men are dangerous...Such men as he be never at heart's ease/Whiles they behold a greater than themselves,/And therefore are they very dangerous .(I,ii,192-210)

Indeed, Cassius does envy the power of Caesar.  For, he speaks of Caesar in this manner:

Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world/Like a Colossus, and we petty men/Walk under his huge legs and peep about/To find ourselves dishonorable graves./Men at some time are masters of their fates:/The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,/But in ourselves, that we are underlings. (I,ii,135-141)

Very manipulative, Cassius flatters Brutus that he is noble and should not be under such an aged man.  Then he...

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