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Transcript of Archetypes
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)
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
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
Aside from Characters, there are situational archetypes which stories will follow
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
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
light (good) vs darkness (bad)
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
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