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Compare and Contrast Calpurnia and Portia in Julius Ceasar

Calpurnia and Portia are both important in Julius Caesar not just for what we know about them but what they tell us about their husbands.
Calpurnia is the wife of Caesar. She invests a great deal of authority to omens and portents. One night she has a horrible dream, which she feels is the report of a bad omen. She warns Caesar against the Ides of March but he refuses and decides to go anyway. Calpurnia seems to be a very cautious person and worries a lot. Calpurnia seems to be very dependent like most women is that era. From the way Caesar ignores her warning, leads me to believe that she is not someone who is taken seriously. It also reveals that his wife like most leaders does not influence Caesar his decisions, but it is strictly his own ambition.
Portia is the wife of Brutus is the daughter of a noble king who has taken the side against Caesar. Portia seems to be more independent than Calpurnia and Brutus finds it comfortable to confide in wife about his troubled day. Although Portia seems to be much less cautious, she does kill herself out of grief that Antony and Octavius have become so powerful.
The most important aspect that the wives reveal about these two men is that although Brutus appears completely determined in his interactions with the conspirators, his inability to confess his thoughts to Portia signifies that he still harbors traces of doubt regarding the legitimacy of his plan. Portia is a represents Brutus' private life, of correct intuition and morality, just as Calpurnia is for Caesar in the following scenes. Her husband's dismissal of her intuitions, like Caesar's of Calpurnia's, leads to his largest mistake; his decision to ignore his private feelings, loyalties, and misgivings for the sake of a plan that he believes to be for the public good.