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What does Brutus mean when he says:

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)


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


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


Brutus is conflicted within whether he is in support of Caesar or whether he fears Caesar's new rule.


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


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

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