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In William Shakespeares play Julius Caesar Calpurnia and Portia are two women of similar characters Calpurnia is the wife of Julius Caesar and Portia is the wife of Brutus Both women are concerned with their husbands well being and fear for their lives These two women of similar character show how women of early roman times acted towards their husbands Calpurnia has a dream on the eve of the ides of March of her husbands statues bleeding from stab wounds Calpurnia tries to convince her husband to stay home from the senate on the Ides of March because she fears for his life and hopes the he cares about his life as much as she does The following quote shows this Alas my lord Your wisdom is consumed in confidence Do not go forth today Call it my fear that keeps you in the house and not your own Well send Mark Anthony to the Senate House And he shall say you are not well today Let me upon my knee prevail in thisPg 567 Calpurnia is begging for her husband to stay home with her for just one day She feels that his life will be ending soon and doesnt hope that it will be that soon A woman of similar character Portia is the wife of Marcus Brutus-one of the murderers of Julius Caesar Portia is concerned with what her is husband has just plotted out with his friends She fears for her husband He has been leaving out of the bed in the middle of the night and they have not been communicating very well Nor for yours neither Youve ungently Brutus stole from my bed and yesternight at supper you suddenly arose and walked about musing and sighing with your arms across And when I asked you what the matter was you stared upon me with ungentle looks I urged you further then you stamped with your
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