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Lauren Castellanos

on 30 April 2014

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Transcript of Archetypes

The Mentor
What is an Archetype?
Archetypes in Literature
Carl Jung believed these myths come from the "Collective Unconscious"
Love, birth, life, death, daily struggles, etc. are all forms of "Collective Unconscious". They're experiences shared by cultures and race.
Carl Jung (1875-1961)
The Villain
The Task
It sends the hero in search for justice for their kingdom (home). It will include a serious of trials and task the hero must face in order to discover its truths.

The "evil person" whom the character is battling with in order to keep others from harm. The antagonist or the anti-hero
The Hero
He or she is the character that will restore justice and harmony while demonstrating their strong morals and integrity.
An archetype is a typical character, an action or a situation that seems to represent such universal patterns of human nature.
A wise character (teacher/counselor) who advises the hero to achieve success
The hero is given a mission he must complete in order to complete the ultimate goal
The Journey/Quest
Situational Archetypes
Aside from Characters, there are situational archetypes which stories will follow
Helpful Sources
The Outcast
The Initiation
The moment in which the hero realizes the nature of the situation and tries to understand their responsibility in trying to solve it

The Loss of Innocence

Any way for the character to mature or grow through experiences such as: sexual, violence, death, etc.

A figure who is banished from a social group or has left by choice. A rebel/ wanderer
The Victim
He or she is the character that is the sole purpose for the hero to persevere and keep fighting for, a catalyst.
The Loyal Retainers
Symbolic Archetypes
light (good) vs darkness (bad)
supernatural intervention
Certain images develop a common meaning as they recur in myths and other genres of literature. They tend to elicit comparable psychological responses.
Like sidekicks, or servants to the hero. Duty is to protect the hero and reflect nobility; are expendable
Light vs. Darkness
Light is associated with hope, renewal, innocence, purity or enlightenment.
Darkness suggests power, mystery, ignorance or despair.
Red - love, passion, sacrifice, hate, evil or anger
Green - birth, fertility, luck, hope, greed, jealousy or decay
Blue - sadness, truth, or spiritual purity
Black - doom, death, darkness or unconscious evil
White - purity, blinding truth or supernatural
Supernatural Intervention
Outside forces intervene a given situation. They usually favor the hero but sometimes they do not.
By: Lauren Castellanos, Jocelyn Torres, Jean-Paulo Belonio
Air - creativity, freedom, and movement

Fire- destruction, passion, love, and life

Water/Rain - Life, fertility, cleansing and rebirth

Stars - Guidance

Valley - Depression, low points
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