Characters Julius Caesar-Regards himself as special and superior even though he is not the king. He rejects the crown three times. Not necessarily the main character. The play is not from his point of view. Everyone is preoccupied with him becoming king. Brutus-Caesar’s friend. Does not think Caesar is fit to be king. Brutus eventually turns against Caesar. He has four times more lines. He places the good of Rome above his own personal interests or feelings. Thus, he plots against Caesar in order to preserve the republic even though he loves and admires Caesar personally. His sense of honor is his weakness which makes it easy for others to manipulate them. Antony-A loyal friend of Caesar's. He proves to be an enemy of Brutus. He is pleasure seeking and lives in the moment. He is a great speaker and uses his words to persuade people to avenge Caesar's death. Cassius-Convinces Brutus to turn against Caesar because Caesar has too much power and must die. He sends Brutus letters to manipulate him. Octavius- Joins Antony in a war against Brutus and Cassius. He then emerges as the authoritative figure. Casca- One of the conspirators. He is the first to stab Caesar. Casca also believes that Caesar rejected the crown three times in order to manipulate the crowd into believing he has no personal ambition. Calphurnia-Caesar's wife. She warns Caesar against going to the Senate on the Ides of March because she has had terrible nightmares predicting what is going to happen. Portia-Brutus' wife. Finds Brutus troubled, but he won't tell her what is wrong.