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  1. Julius Caesar Test
  2. Notes: Character Traits
    1. Define the following character traits from the dictionary:
      1. ambitious
      2. amiable
      3. arrogant
      4. competitive
      5. courageous
      6. critical
      7. cynical
      8. diligent
      9. dogmatic
      10. gullible
      11. idealistic
      12. irresponsible
      13. jealous
      14. mistrustful
      15. naïve
      16. noble
      17. resolute
      18. responsible
      19. stoic
      20. trustworthy
    2. Notes: Direct and Indirect Characterization
      1. We learn about a character’s personality through his or her traits which are stated directly (direct characterization).
        1. For example, in Act I, scene ii, Caesar is talking to Antony about Cassius when Caesar says, “Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.”
        2. Caesar has directly stated one of Cassius’s traits: dangerous.
      2. We also learn about a character’s personality through the actions and words a character uses (indirect characterization).
        1. For example, in Act I, scene ii, Caesar orders Antony to touch Calpurnia as he runs his race. Antony says, “When Caesar says. ‘Do this,’ it is performed.”
        2. These words show that Antony is a loyal and obedient


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