Julius Caesar Big 5 Personality Analysis

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William Shakespeare has written many famous plays. Julius Caesar was one of those plays that were well renowned. Julius Caesar contains many different characters that had a unique personality. Marc Antony and Gaius Cassius were two of the most influential characters in the play. Marc Antony was in his mid-thirties, while Gaius Cassius was in his early forties. There are many theories to interpret someone 's personality but the Big Five Personality theory is one of the major ones. The Big Five Personality Theory includes five traits; Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. According to Robert Mccrae and Paul Costa’s theory, Antony would score highly on the openness scale because he is open to new experiences.…show more content…
Those who have an internal locus of control, and those who have an external locus of control. An internal locus of control is when a person believes that they can control their fate and their successes. An internal locus of control is when a person believes that their fate is controlled by outside influences. Antony has an internal locus of control because when Caesar was, he took actions into his own hands and got revenge on the conspirators. In the speech that he gave after Caesar’s death, he managed to persuade the crowd into hating the conspirators. Antony used reverse psychology by referring to the conspirators as “honorable men,” (3.2.82-117) when he meant the opposite. He took his fate into his own hands and made sure that the conspirators paid for what they did. Cassius also has an internal locus of control because when he was trying to persuade Brutus into joining the conspiracy he concludes that, “ Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” (1.2.146-148) Cassius is telling Brutus that they have to do something to stop Caesar from being king and that they control their own fate. That would make Cassius have an internal locus of

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