Did Brutus Love Portia

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Brutus would rather tell Portia about the conspiracy, than to withhold secrets to his wife. This allows the reader to infer that his love for Portia is not of that time in 44 B.C where most Romans with a few exceptions treated their wives as possessions. Brutus did not act upon this, for he was not only an honorable Roman but a loving husband as well. The fact that Brutus allowed Portia to talk to him the way she did is only one supportive reason to claim he truly loved her. Another would be when Brutus says “Render me worthy of this noble wife!” Act II, scene I, line 313. Pronouncing he himself is not worthy enough for her. Brutus truly loved portia as an equal, and not that of a possession.

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