Compare and contrast the characters of Portia and Calpurnia in Julius Caesar.

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Both are women, both are wives of key statesmen (Portia - Brutus, Calpurnia - Julius Caesar). Both women try to persuade their husbands and succeed - Portia persuades Brutus to tell her the details of the conspiracy, and Calpurnia persuades Julius Caesar not to go to the capitol because she has had bad dreams.

However, Brutus does tell Portia about the conspiracy (not that it makes any difference) where Caesar, although he does...

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