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What's an Archetype?
Transcript of What's an Archetype?
-building blocks of storytelling
(ex: a baby=
& innocence; a road or train= a life journey)
-certain types of
show up over & over in stories.
Who & When
-Carl Jung (a psychologist) came up with the term. He thought most people fell into certain
-Lit. Teachers: saw characters, plots, settings matched
When: Archetypes found in all time periods (& in all
(a desert, an island, in wilderness, a garden, a river,etc.)
(the quest, the journey, the fall, the ritual/coming of age, etc.)
(the hero, the villain, the scapegoat, the explorer,etc.)
Settings, Plots, Characters