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Death and Rebirth Archetype

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Shyin Dixon

on 26 October 2013

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Transcript of Death and Rebirth Archetype

Death and Rebirth Archetype
Archetypes are reoccurring story patterns throughout history.
"History repeats itself"
Death and Rebirth
Examples in Our World
Failure
Fear
Education
Examples in Literature
Death and Rebirth in King Lear
Cordelia
Edgar
Kent
Edmund
Gloucester
King Lear
References and Symbols in the Play

constant death and rebirth cycle occurring
The human body
Every cell in the human body is replenished in 7 years time
Seasons
The transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly
Examples In the Natural World
12 Labours
Literal Death and Rebirth
Disney Version
Hercules
6 Months of Summer
6 Months of Winter
Seasons
Persephone and Hades
"Speak"
by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Affected by a traumatic experience in the beginning

-Unable to cope and struggles with surroundings

-Gets help from a devoted art teacher as well as a few friends

-Reborn by speaking out about herself
Schindler's List
(Director: Steven Spielberg)
-Shows the death and rebirth of two groups of people: one, the Jews, and another, Oskar Schindler himself.
-Oskar Schindler was a German businessman during the Nazi regime, who was known as a person who sheltered and protected Jewish people by employing 1,200 of them in his factory.
Death and Rebirth of the Schindlerjuden (Schindler Jews)
- During the Holocaust, the Jews were transported from their homes to camps like Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, and Chelmo.

-Many have died in the gas chambers if they were determined 'unfit' to work.

-Jews who were kept in the Schindler's factory were saved, fed, and protected.

-Their admission to the factory can be seen as 'rebirth'
Death and Rebirth of Oskar Schindler
-The original intention to was to use Jews for slave labour, not for protection.
-Oskar grew close to the factory workers

-After his "death", he is reborn as a philanthropic man who helps and protects victims.

-In risking his life, he rescued many Jewish people
"Speak"- A Painful Death but a Joyful Rebirth
Death: Death of happiness and self-esteem, as well as joy.
Rape happens; Melinda calls the police
Classmates judge her because of her actions
Rebirth: Rebirth of self esteem, integrity, bravery, and speaking out!
-David Petrakis, her lab partner and her art teacher, Mr. Freeman, helps her to open up.

-Her former abuser, Andy Evans, attacks her in an abandoned janitor's room, she then speaks out by saying 'no'. This reveals Andy's actions he committed to Melinda.
The End
By Elyse Ollivier, Shyin Dixon, Michelle Joo, Snaida Belony and Tenzin Nordon
Examples in the Real World
Buddhism
Aztec Society and Religion
What was Aztec Religion and how does it relate to death and rebirth?
Ganges River
Dharma Wheel
The following symbols represent offerings the gods made to the Buddha after his enlightenment:
Characters
Eyes
Egg
Storm
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