What is the relationship between Cassius and Brutus in Julius Caesar?

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In the beginning of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Cassius wants to control Brutus. In act 1, he effectively persuades Brutus to recognize Caesar’s growing power by appealing to Brutus’s patriotism and flattering his sense of nobility and honor. Cassius knows Brutus well and is aware of how easy it is to manipulate him. The manipulation works; Brutus is persuaded that Caesar must be killed, and thus, Brutus joins the other conspirators to plan Caesar’s death.

But once Brutus joins the conspiracy, the power in the relationship shifts. Brutus becomes the dominant leader as they make plans to kill Caesar. Once they have killed Caesar, it is Brutus who allows Mark Antony to speak at the funeral against Cassius’s wishes. Brutus is motivated by idealism, and he trusts Antony to be true to his word. But Cassius is much more practical, and he sees the dangers in allowing Antony to speak to the crowd. However, unlike in act 1, Cassius is unable to persuade Brutus to follow his advice....

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