How does Portia and Brutus' relationship differ from that of Calpurnia and Caesar in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar?

In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Portia and Brutus' relationship differs from that of Calpurnia and Caesar because Portia and Brutus base their marriage on mutual respect and honesty. Brutus heeds the advice of his wife, while Caesar does not. 

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In Shakespeare's classic play Julius Caesar, Brutus and Portia's relationship significantly differs from Caesar and Calphurnia's marriage, which are depicted in the first two scenes of act two. In act two, scene one, the conspiring senators arrive at Brutus's home, and he agrees to join their cause against Julius Caesar. Shortly after the senators leave, Brutus's wife, Portia, enters the scene and comments on his strange behavior. Portia then petitions Brutus to confide in her and elaborate on what has been weighing on his mind. When Brutus attempts to avoid her questions, Portia displays her resolute, fearless personality by demanding that Brutus honor their marriage and tell her everything he has been thinking. Portia demonstrates her confidence and outspoken nature by telling Brutus,

"If this were true, then should I know this secret. I grant I am a woman, but withal A woman that Lord Brutus took to wife. I grant I am a woman, but withal A woman well-reputed, Cato’s daughter"...

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