Honors W+R 4
Character Analysis Worksheet #1 – CASSIUS
First seen in Act 1, Scene 2
A talented general and longtime acquaintance of
Caesar, Cassius dislikes the fact that Caesar has
become godlike in the eyes of the Romans. He
slyly leads Brutus to believe that Caesar has
become too powerful and must die, finally
converting Brutus to his cause by sending him
forged letters claiming that the Roman people
support the death of Caesar. A shrewd opportunist,
he proves successful but lacks integrity.
1. What do you think is the most important thing in Cassius’s life and why?
2. Using underlined appositives each time, describe in a couple of sentences the relationship
between Cassius, that dastardly manipulator, and …
a. Brutus –
b. Julius Caesar –
c. Casca –
3. What are the different methods Cassius uses to try to persuade Brutus to join the conspiracy
against Caesar? Provide three methods with explanations and one quote for each. Cite the
quote in parentheses with author, act, scene, and line.
4. Which of Cassius’s lines is your favorite and why? Do not pick a line you have already used
in question 3. Provide the quote and then cite the quote in parentheses with author, act,
scene, and line.