Mark Antony, so well beloved of Caesar,
Should outlive Caesar. We shall find of him
A shrewd contriver. And you know his means,
If he improve them, may well stretch so far
As to annoy us all; which to prevent,
Let Antony and Caesar fall together.
Our course will seem too bloody, Caius Cassius, . . .
Let’s be sacrificers but not butchers, Caius. . . .
This shall make
Our purpose necessary, and not envious; . . .
And for Mark Antony, think not of him,
For he can do no more than Caesar’s arm
When Caesar’s head is off.
What does this interaction reveal about Cassius’ motivations?
Cassius is motivated by jealousy and thinks Antony is not smart.
Cassius is best friends with Antony and wants to spare him the pain of Caesar’s death.
Cassius does not want to participate in the assassination plot.
Cassius is motivated by his greed for increased political power and does not want Antony to get the power.