Feminist or Not?
In Julius Caesar women are seen as the weaker sex. Most of the women in the story Julius Caesar depend mostly on their husbands. The women get pushed around and have to do what they are ordered to do. The women in the story would take their own lives if they did not have a male leader to tell them what to do. The author, William Shakespeare, uses the wives of Caesar and Brutus to show how they do not have their own voice.
Calphurnia tells Caesar to stay home because she has a bad dream about Caesar and does not want anything to happen to him. Caesar then tells this to Decius and Decius makes fun of Caesar for not wanting to attend the senate’s house because his wife had a bad dream. In the text it says, “ How foolish your fears seem now, Calphurnia! I’m ashamed that I yielded to them. Give me my robe , because I’m going,” because Decius said that the people will say that Caesar is afraid, so he thinks that Calphurnia is wrong since she is a woman. Since Decius is a male he listens to him and decided to go to the senate’s house (Page 34 , Act 2, Scene 2, line 105).
In the story The Tragedy of Julius Caesar the wives of Julius Caesar and Brutus do not really have a say in much things since they are females. The wife of Brutus, Portia, does not know what is bothering Brutus and wants to make sure that nothing is wrong with him. But she can not seem to figure out what is wrong with him. In the text she says, “ I admit I’m only a woman, but I’m still a woman from a noble family- I’m Cato’s daughter. Do you really think I’m no stronger than the rest of my sex, with such a father and such a husband? Tell me your secrets. I won’t betray them,” Portia is asking Brutus if he will not tell her what is bothering him because she is a woman. This is the one of the lines that shows that the story is feminist in a way. This is because the character in the story personally asks if the reason for not being able to know something is because...