Character Evolution of Bruce Wayne and Batman

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Character Evaluation
The character of Bruce Wayne, more commonly known as Batman, is a very complex and interesting character who really embodies a wide extreme of each of the five major trait clusters in the big five model. What makes this character extraordinary is the ability to be on both ends of the spectrum at the same time through each of the two personas that he embodies. The openness to experience is very evident throughout the development of the Batman persona, and is shown through his inventive and curious nature. But as Bruce Wayne, the character not only shows inventiveness and curiosity, but as shows a more cautious approach to things, and people, that are considered close. The interaction between the personas shows through on several occasions in the movie series, but specifically in The Dark Knight Rises (Nolan, 2012), when he encourages the character of Blake to dawn a mask in order to provide protection for the ones he cares about. The choice to utilize a mask in order to protect the loved ones of Bruce Wayne was clearly evident and further shows the consistent and cautious side of that persona of the character. An interesting point on this is that both personas seem to embody both sides of the extreme on this trait consistently while at the same time crossing over from one identity to the other and back again seamlessly. The idea of being conscientious is something that is also evident in both personas, but each is on the polar opposite of the extremes. The identity of Bruce Wayne is very easy-going and carefree choosing to the live the life as a billionaire playboy, seeming to have little or no real care in the world. On the contrast side, the identity of Batman is a very efficient and well organized character. Every move that is made is carefully calculated and thought thru before taking action. Where the complexity comes in with this aspect of the personality is that while each side of the identity seems to be polar opposite, they also...
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