Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, contains a variety of characters who exemplify noble and honorable traits. Portia, wife of Brutus, and Calpurnia, wife of Julius Caesar, are women who are very noble towards their husbands. Brutus, a conspirator, is a noble and honorable conspirator in this story. Julius Caesar is an honorable leader of the people. Throughout the story Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the characters Portia, Calpurnia, Julius Caesar, and Brutus all demonstrate noble and honorable characteristics.
In this play, Portia and Calpurnia are noble wives. Portia is the wife of Brutus. Throughout the story, Portia grows suspicious of Brutus' behavior. He appears preoccupied with personal matters, making no time for his wife. "Dwell I but in the suburbs/ Of your good pleasure? If it be no more,/ Portia is Brutus' harlot, not his wife" (2.1, lines 286-288, p.67). In modern English, the quote translate to: Am I not your wife? I deserve to know what the secret you are not sharing with me. I am equal to you and you should share it with me. Please do not do anything that would dishonor me. When Portia says do not dishonor me, she is reminding Brutus that she is already honorable and deserves trust and respect as she is his wife. She is a good wife towards Brutus. .
Calpurnia is the wife of Julius Caesar and is extremely concerned about her husband as her dreams show that he is in danger. "A lioness hath whelpèd in the streets,/ And graves have yawned and yielded up their dead./ Fierce fiery warriors fought upon the clouds/ In ranks and squadrons and right form of war,/ Which drizzled blood upon the Capitol./ The noise of battle hurtled in the air;/ Horses did neigh, and dying men did groan,/ And ghosts did shriek and squeal about the streets./ O Caesar! These things are beyond all use,/ And I do fear them" (2.2, lines 17-26, p.73). Calpurnia is a loyal, faithful, and loving wife who would do anything to protect her husband as she would be devastated if something tragic were to happen to him.