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Archetypes in Oedipus the King

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Transcript of Archetypes in Oedipus the King

Archetypes in Oedipus the King What is an Archetype? The Victim The Servant The Eternal Child The Shrew An archetype is a pattern from which copies can be made, also a compulsive personality trait. Tiresias fits the archetype of The Prophet The Chorus Leader portrays the archetype of The Victim Jocasta is an example of the archetypical Shrew The Shepherd is an example of an archetypal servant Creon fits the archetype
of The Eternal Child Cassandra and Shaina http://vidaru.com/what-is-an-archetype/36646449 The Prophet The Prophet brings messages of what is to come. "...You see straight now but then
you will see darkness..." The Shrew is the nagging, bothersome wife that tries to persuade her husband to do what she wants. Jocasta
"...(To Oedipus) You go into the house, and you,
too, Creon, inside. Don't make so much
trouble over some small annoyance" The Victim provides a quality of perception and strength that protects against victimization from others. Chorus Leader
"Stop my lords. Here comes Jocasta from the house, in the nick of time. With her help, you must compose this quarrel between you." The Eternal Child is determined to remain young in mind, body and spirit, does not want responsibility Creon
"...As it is now, I am greeted by all, everyone salutes me---that's the key
to success for them. What makes you
think I would give up all this and
accept what you have?" The Servant is assumed due to class status, serves only others, and never oneself Shepherd
" I was. A slave. Not bought, though. I was born and reared in the palace." Shwartz, R. (2001, October 18). Introduction to archetypes. Retrieved from
http://rgsmedicalinsight.homestead.com/archetypes2.html Sophocles. (2005). Oedipus the king. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, Inc. Todd, K. T. (Performer) (2010). What is an archetype? [Web]. Retrieved from http://vidaru.com/what-is-an-archetype/36646449 7 great reads from the literature before the renaissance. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://lists7.com/7-great-reads-from-the-literature-before-the-renaissance ("7 great reads," ) Works Cited Archetypal Hero Oedipus fits the role of the archetypal hero The archetypal hero has certain traits that makes them this archetype, such as achieving rank and honour, or being the son of distinguished parents. Oedipus becomes king and is the
son of a king and queen. "You are a pitiful figure. These reproaches you fling at me, all these people here will fling them at you - and before very long." Tiresias "There is no way to count the pains we suffer. All our people are sick. There is no sword of thought
which will protect us." THANK YOU "In God's name, if you place any value on your life, don't pursue the search. It is enough that I
am sick to death." 1. F
2. C
3. A
4. E
5. B
6. D Answers to Matching 1. e
2. d
3. a
4. f
5. b
6. c
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