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What is the significance of Cassius' line, "Caesar doth bear me hard, but he loves Brutus" (1.2.304)?
Cassius is upset because Caesar likes Brutus more than him.
Cassius realizes that he should get closer to Brutus and maybe Caesar will like him better.
Cassius sees the opportunity to further his plan to join Caesar's group if he befriends Brutus.
Cassius realizes that being friends with his enemy's friend will bring him closer to his true goal.
Cassius sees an opportunity to further his career path through befriending a comrade of Caesar's.