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Archetypes

An introduction to Archetypes
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Charles Loe

on 14 April 2015

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Transcript of Archetypes

Character Notes and Examples
Archetypes
are recurring patterns of
human behavior,
symbolized by standard types
of characters in movies and stories.
ARCHETYPES
Central figures in stories.
Everyone is the hero of
his or her own myth.
HEROES
Villains and enemies; perhaps the enemy within.

The dark side of the Force, the repressed possibilities of the hero, or his/her potential for evil.

Can be other kinds of repression, such as repressed grief, anger, frustration or creativity that is dangerous if it doesn’t have an outlet.
SHADOWS
MENTORS
The hero’s guide or guiding principles.
Yoda, Merlin, a great coach or teacher.
One who brings the Call to Adventure.
Could be a person or an event.
HERALD
The forces that stand in the way
at important turning points,
including jealous enemies,
professional gatekeepers,
or your own fears and doubts.
THRESHOLD
GUARDIANS
In stories, creatures like vampires or werewolves who change shape.
In life, the shapeshifter represents change.
The way other people (or our perceptions of them) keep changing.
The opposite sex, the way people can be two-faced.
SHAPESHIFTERS
TRICKSTERS
Clowns and mischief-makers, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. Our own mischievous subconscious, urging us to change.
ALLIES
Characters who help the hero through the change. Sidekicks, buddies, girlfriends who advise the hero through the transitions of life.
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