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Life of Pi and Archetypes Prezi
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Who is Carl Jung?
Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist
(July 26, 1875 - June 6, 1961)
Medical Student at Basel
Death of Father - Change of field
Full name: Carl Gustav Jung
Born in Kesswil, Switzerland
Who is Carl Jung?
- Senior physician at Burgholzli Psychiatric Clinic
Paralyzed women is cured by Jung - "Miracle Worker"
- Freud and Jung share ideas and views
Freud request for Jung to carry on with his theory of Psychoanalysis - Jung declines
Updates his theory of archetypes and creates analytical psychology
a natural tendency which shapes and transforms an individuals consciousness
- ARCHE meaning 'first principle' and TYPES meaning 'impression'
- Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Falstaff - Romeo and Juliet)
Archetypes and Literature
- The theme that are repeated throughout myths and universal literature stories
- Ego, Personal Unconscious, Collective Unconscious
- contains memories
- conscious mind
- contains universal knowledge and experiences (common)
How many archetypes are there?
As many as the possible situations in life
IN OUR LIVES
Roles and Characters - Archetypes
Countless roles - Unconscious
'Dominant Archetypes' - Roles that played consistently
Examples of roles: Mother, Father, Child, Lover
Keys Points of
LIFE OF PI
Carl Jung's Archetypes
THE GREAT MOTHER
Carl Jung's Archetypes
THE WISE OLD MAN
THE DIVINE CHILD
- The waking image of self, public mask.
a physical and behavioral resemblance.
- Ugly part of self hidden from the world.
ess. Can represent evil person or close friend.
- Male or female aspect of life.
Male - assertiv-
eness. Female - show of emotions.
The nurturer. Appears as mother, grand-
mother (Other nurturing figures)
Helper figures in dreams. Steers and
True self in purest form. Figure represented
guides you in the right direction (guidance and words of wisdom)
through young child or baby.
plays jokes and prevents people from taking th-
emselves too seriously.
Appears when you misjudge a situation or in doubt of
what they want in life. Embarrasses, mocks, exposes you to your vulnerabili-
"Our determine how we approach in our
lives and we are as
Dominant Unconscious - main archetypes in an individuals life
Main Archetypes of Pi:
7 Archetypes: THE SHADOW & THE WISE OLD MAN
Fear and Strength
"I have read that there are two fears that cannot be trained out of us: the startle reaction upon hearing a unexpected noise, and vertigo. I would like to add a third, to wit, the rapid and direct approach of the known killer ."(pg. 292)
Archetypes: THE GREAT MOTHER
Protective/Defensive and nurturing
"Orange Juice's stirring defense brought glow to my heart." (pg. 144)
"And Orange Juice had not cheered me up; she had also taken both our feelings of seasickness. I was feeling fine now." (pg. 135)
Motherly - Relieving their children of their problems (sorrows) by taking them and placing them on herself
Protecting self - refusal to tolerate the abuse of Hyena
Archetype: The Trickster
"Then, with only a snarl noise, the hyena went amok.." (pg. 142)
"The zebra was eaten alive from inside" (pg. 139)
Archetype: The Divine Child
Vulnerability and weaknesses
A Zebra's stripes and Pi's full name of Piscine (target)
"Strange as it might sound, it was only after a long time that I looked to see what was happening on the lifeboat. The hyena attacked the Zebra" (pg. 133)
Food Chain - Hyena is higher than a Zebra
"The zebra was eaten alive by the Hyena from the inside."
The broken leg of the Grant's Zebra emphasized on Pi's weaknesses in his life as a child as he often struggled to take that step forward and fight back against the bullying until he attended a different school and prevented the potential bullying.
Inability to fight back - Zebra sat through the attack and just grinded it's teeth (no retaliation)
Pi's "Inner Zebra"
"The words that would waft across the yard to my ears, unprovoked, uncalled for "Where's Pissing? I've got to go." Or: "You're facing the wall, are you Pissing" or something of that sort." (pg. 22)
PISCINE vs. PISSING
Acts of terror represent Pi's growing violence on his journey when hunting for food
Which animal from 'The Life of Pi' do think best represents the society we live in today?
"I had to tame him. It was the moment that I realized this necessity. It was not a question of him or me, but him and me. [...] Most likely the worst would happen: the simple passage of time, in which his animal toughness would easily outkast my human frailty." (pg. 181)
Richard forced Pi to face his fear (Bengal Tiger) and turn his fear into his strength - Training his fear
Orange whistle - A tamed Richard Parker would give him hope
Archetype: The Persona
Faith in religion (Religious)
Behind the name of
- Math symbol used to represent the circumference of a circle to it's diameter (3.14)
- Piscine Molter - Famous pool in France that Mamaji (Francis Adirubasamy) favoured.
- In french, piscine is a pool but in english, it's defined as a resembling a fish or fishes. Significance - 227 days at sea
- Astronomy - Zoediac Constellation (Fishes) between Aquarius and Aries. Zodiac sign - mutable water sign
Meerkats - Followers of religion as the Algae Island represented the Garden of Eden (Garden of Eden - Christianity):
Tree of the knowledge of good and evil - "I noticed the tree because it had fruit. Where as else-where the forest canopy was uniformly green, these fruit stood out black against green." (pg. 309)
"A human tooth. A molar, to be exact. The surface stained green and finely pierced with holes." (pg. 311)
What the fruit contained:
Faith of religion (Religious) -
Pi - followers of numerous religions:
"And so, when she first heard of Hare Krishnas, she didn't hear right. She heard "Hairless Christians", and that is what they were to her for many years. When I corrected her, I told her that in fact she was not so wrong; that Hindus, in their capacity for love, are indeed hairless Christians, just as Muslims, in the way they see God in everything, are bearded Hindus, and Christians, in their devotion to God, are hat-wearing Muslims."
Pi expresses how the religions are practically the same through his friend mishearing the 'Hare Krishnas'
"Dumb with pain and horror, I watched as Orange Juice thumped the hyena ineffectually and pulled at his hair while her throat was being squeezed by its jaw". (pg. 145)
Do you believe that our archetypes are innate (unlearned) or we're learned? Why?
Does our dominant unconscious benefit us or hurt us in the situations that we face in life?