In Julius Caesar, by Shakespeare, Marcus Brutus agrees to join in the plan to kill Caesar under what condition?
A) That they kill Mark Antony
B) They he is made king
C) That Julius Caesar is the only one they harm
D) That they turn themselves into the police after
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In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Cassius approaches Brutus to see how Brutus feels about Caesar. Brutus loves Rome, but he fears Julius Caesar, especially when he learns that Antony has tried several times to crown Caesar as one would a king, though Caesar has refused.
Cassius does not love Rome, but he does hate Caesar. He wants him dead because Caesar has power that Cassius feels Caesar lords over him. Cassius recalls the time, to Brutus, when Caesar and Cassius were swimming across rough water and Caesar started to sink, and he called for Cassius' help. Cassius saved Caesar, but Cassius says Caesar has forgotten what Cassius did for him, and Cassius must bow like every other lowly person Caesar passes. So Cassius wants Caesar dead, and he recruits other men as well.
Brutus is wrong to kill Caesar, but his motivation is honorable: all for the good of Rome. So when one of Cassius' co-conspirators suggests that they kill Antony as well, Brutus disagrees. He feels Caesar is a threat, but not Antony. He urges everyone to be as "civilized" in this murder as possible (something of an awkward sentiment in the face of murder).
So "C" is the answer you want.
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