Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus, and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs and peep about
To find ourselves dishonorable graves.
Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
Brutus and Caesar: what should be in that "Caesar"? (1.2.136-144)
Early in Act I, Cassius and Brutus are speaking to one another. Brutus comments on hearing the crowd's cheers for Caesar.
Cassius retorts with a statement that is indicative of his philosophical belief.
Which belief is being expressed and why?