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Female Archetypal Roles

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Ryan Tibari

on 9 September 2016

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Transcript of Female Archetypal Roles

Female Archetypal Roles
History of the Female in Literature
Defining differences between men and women were established as early as the neolithic revolution, around 13000BCE
Creation of a Disparity Between Genders Through Faith
4 Types of Symbolic Women
Women can be symbolic in literature in the following ways but are not limited to:
Maiden
Wife/Mother
Temptress
Wise Woman
Examples of the Previously Mentioned:
Maiden:
Queen Wealtheow in Beowulf
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Example #1
The disparity between men and women is later echoed in major religious texts such as the Bible, Qur'an, and also throughout some of the major Jewish religious texts
"So the lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the lord god had taken from he made into a woman and brought her to the man."
Genesis 2:21-22 (BTW I am well aware the bible was not written in year 0)
Example #2
Hadith 7.114:
"Whoever believes in God and the Last Day should not hurt (trouble) his neighbor. And I advise you to take care of the women, for they are created from a rib and the most crooked portion of the rib is its upper part; if you try to straighten it, it will break..."

Wife/ Mother:
Mother Teresa
Examples of The Previously Mentioned:
Temptress:
Brett From The Sun Also Rises
Wise Woman:
Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice
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