Cassius reveals his crafty, manipulative personality in act 1, scene 2, as he begins to influence Brutus into conspiring against Julius Caesar. Cassius is an astute man who recognizes Brutus's integrity and noble character. He is aware that Brutus is motivated by honor and is not a selfish individual, which is why he carefully poses the argument for Caesar's death in a way that makes it seem like they will be saving the Roman populace from tyranny. Cassius appeals to Brutus's noble personality and prestigious family history by mentioning Brutus's famous ancestor who saved the Republic by defeating a tyrant. During their conversation, Cassius is also portrayed as an articulate man who displays his capacity for dissembling. He does not betray his true intentions for using Caesar's death for personal gain and instead portrays himself as a concerned senator who desires to protect the Roman populace from tyranny and to defend the Republic, which noble Romans fought to establish. Cassius's psychological insight into Brutus's motivating factors and his ability to pose an intriguing, moving argument depict him as an astute, convincing politician.