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Julius Caesar

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Cassius' Regret

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Flatters! Now, Brutus, thank yourself;
This tongue hath not offended so today,
If Cassius might have ruled. (5.1.47-48)

What is the tone and meaning behind Cassius' words to Brutus?

A

Complimentary; Cassius is telling Brutus how proud he is of Brutus for the actions he has taken as far as the conspiracy plan goes.

B

Grateful; Cassius is displaying his appreciation for Brutus' leadership and support in their conspiracy plan.

C

Flattering; Cassius is feeling indebted to Brutus since Brutus talked him out of making a terrible mistake in killing Antony along with Caesar.

D

Condescending; Cassius is displaying his disappointment that Brutus didn't listen to him about killing Antony.

E

Thankful; Cassius feels as though Brutus makes a better ruler than himself since his decisions are more accurate and thought out.