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Julius Caesar

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"Be not deceived"

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Cassius,
Be not deceived: if I have veiled my look,
I turn the trouble of my countenance
Merely upon myself. Vexed I am
Of late with passions of some difference... (1.2.39-42)

What does Brutus mean when he says these lines?

A

Brutus is troubled by his friendship with Cassius because he thinks Cassius is out to stab him in the back.

B

Brutus is enchanted by Caesar's quick rise to power and continues to question whether he himself could do the same.

C

Brutus is conflicted over whether he supports Caesar or whether he fears Caesar's new rule.

D

Brutus is perplexed by Cassius' desire to be by his side and feels as though he should disengage from their friendship.

E

Brutus is poisoned by his desires to take over the rule of Rome and is attempting to mask his feelings from Cassius.