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Transcript of Archetypes
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
- Ponyboy "
- Dumbo "
"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"
Where Do We See Outcasts? (Modern)
Outcasts In Literature
History of the “Outcast”
Rejected since birth
Abandoned in Notre Dame, Paris
Feared by the townspeople as a "monster"
Roots from 'caste system' - a form of social stratification based on birth
Those that don't belong in a caste are considered
More classic examples
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
"Lord Of the Flies"
"To Kill a Mockingbird"
"Of Mice and Men"
By Amy Shi & Joanna Trieu
Original pattern or model
Imitation or basis that ideas work off of
Recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology.
Rejected by society or a social group
Excluded, looked down upon, or ignored
Offers alternative perspective on situations
Individual vs. society conflict
Physical -> closed body language
Mental -> insecure
Religious -> different beliefs
Social class -> poor family
Ethnic -> minority group
Sense of unbelonging
Contemporary Example of an Outcast
“The New Kid” at school
Subject to exclusion/rejection
Ostracized or "outcast" for social or physical differences; no friends
The Social Outcast
The Ugly Duckling
By Hans Christian Anderson (1843)
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (2000)
Lone, ugly vs. uniform "perfect" siblings
Verbally/Physically abused for differences
Cast out from the pond for not belonging
The Hunchback Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo (1831)
Lives in seclusion
Unsightly, green. hairy, mean
As a child, ridiculed/shunned by his peers
Hates society as a result of his past rejection