Julius Caesar Act II, Scene II
At the same time, Calphurnia, Caesar's wife, is wracked by horrible nightmares which she relates to Caesar in the morning in an attempt to keep him from the Senate. She dreams that she sees him bleeding to death at the foot of his statue in the Senate. Although Calphurnia initially convinces Caesar to stay home, one of the conspirators, Decius Brutus, comes to his house and reinterprets Calphurnia's dream to indicate that the blood she has seen is Caesar's generosity to the people of Rome. He also convinces the proud Caesar that to stay away from the Senate would indicate to the Romans that he did not deserve their respect or honor. Thus, Caesar decides to go the Senate after all.