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In William Shakespeares play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar the wives of Caesar and Brutus in Act II scenes i and ii both had a different relationships with their husbands Both couples loved each other however they reacted and influenced to each other differently In Act II scene i Portia Brutus wife was a lively yet tough woman with a mind of a man When Portia noticed that something was bothering Brutus she was determined to find out and to do this she had to prove him that she was strong enough to keep a secret by giving herself a voluntary wound in the thigh without crying out Portia cared about Brutus and he was amazed by his brave wife and claimed that he didnt deserve such a wife Portias sign of bravery influenced Brutus to change his mind and tell his wife his secret that was bothering him Even though Portias plan worked Brutus was interrupted by Caius before he could finish telling the secret In Act II scene ii Calpurnia wife of Caesar was a superstitious woman One day Calpurnia woke up from a bad dream in which her husband was murdered and thought it as a bad sign so she begged Caesar to stay home instead of going to the Senate House Calpurnia told Caesar to tell the members that she was scared and wanted him to stay or to tell them Caesar was sick Caesar had a weak side and Calpurnias hysterics influenced him to stay at home instead of going to the House Calpurinas plan worked however the plan was interrupted just like Portias when Decius spoke up and cleverly interrupted Calpurinas bad dream as a good omen and flattered Caesar to come to the Senate House Portia and Calpurnia tried to convince their husbands to follow their ways differently and their plans worked for a short time before Caius and Decius came and stole their husbands away It was
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