The wife of Brutus. She proves her courage and strength by stabbing her thigh with a dagger in order to force Brutus to tell her about the plot to kill Caesar. She kills herself by swallowing hot coals from the fire after Mark Antony and Octavius assume power in Rome.
‘I have a man’s mind, but a woman’s might. / How hard it is for women to keep counsel!’
‘Think you I am no stronger than my sex, / Being so fathered and so husbanded?’