Julius Caesar

The Wives in Julius Caesar 9th Grade

The wives of Caesar and Brutus played a very key role in Act II, scenes 1 and 2 in Julius Caesar, by Shakespeare. They both significantly affected their husbands. They had to do something to influence their husbands to prevent them from doing something wrong, some things they did actually successfully influenced their husbands and some things that they did did not have the effect that they wanted. Both wives are very loyal to their husbands and would do anything to keep them safe and away from danger.

Portia consuled Brutus because she thought that he was keeping a lot of secrets from her and she tried to get him to open up. She is very worried about him and is afraid that something is wrong. She said when they were eating dinner he “suddenly arose and walked about, musing and sighing, with your arms crossed”(II, i, 259-260). This shows that she is very observant of her husband and she knows him well enough to know that something is on his mind and it’s not right. When he would not answer what was wrong she became worried about his health because he was looking a little bit healthy. She showed this by saying, “As it hath prevailed on your condition” (II, i, 274). She also tried to charm him to tell him and tried to tell him...

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