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Julius Caesar

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"He loves Brutus"

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"Caesar doth bear me hard, but he loves Brutus…" (1.2.309)

What is the significance of Cassius' words above?

A

Cassius is upset because Caesar likes Brutus more than him; therefore, Cassius thinks he should get closer to Brutus in order to carry favor with Caesar.

B

Cassius realizes that by eliminating Brutus from the mix, Caesar will then begin to view him as an individual of worth.

C

Cassius desires the opportunity to become closer to Caesar because of his great admiration he contains for him;the only way he feels like this can be done is through him befriending Brutus.

D

Cassius realizes that being friends with his enemy's friend will bring him closer to his true goal; as the old saying goes, 'keep your friends close but your enemies closer.'

E

Cassius sees an opportunity to further his career path through befriending a comrade of Caesar's.