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  • 8. Archetypes
  • 9. What is an archetype?
    • “Figure that repeats itself in the course of history” (Jung)
    • 10. Similar stories repeated across cultures
  • Jack: Hero
    • group oriented
    • 11. live together, die together
    • 12. the group is more valuable than individuals
  • John: Hunter
    • acute sensory prowess
    • 13. intuition or sixth sense
    • 14. believes that there is a higher purpose to his life and believes in following signs
  • Sawyer: Anti-Hero
    • little about him to like
    • 15. a cheat
    • 16. a con-man who cares only about himself
    • 17. yet, we want to know his story
  • Sayid: Soldier
    • black-and-white sense of morality
    • 18. fights and protects
    • 19. isn’t proud what he has to do
    • 20. deeply nostalgic about people he’s had to lose or leave behind
  • Kate: Damsel in Distress
    • beautiful young woman in a dangerous situation
    • 21. hero must rescue her
  • Ben: Trickster
    • can’t trust him on anything
    • 22. no telling what his words really mean or what his intentions truly are
  • Island: Journey
    • awakening to & exploring new place
    • 23. early problems followed by adaptation
    • 24. spiritual, emotional, or psychological growth
    • 25. a climactic event which challenges growing feelings of wholeness
    • 26. escape and return to the home society as a new person
  • Mythological/Archetypal Theory
  • 27. What to look for?
    • General recurring themes, characters or situations
  • Three types of archetypes
  • Characters
    • Hero
    • 30. Larger than life
    • 31. Search or self-identity or fulfillment often results in his destruction (& destruction of society around him)
    • 32. Examples:
    • 33. Frodo
    • 34. Beowulf
    • 35. Your examples?
  • Characters
    • Variations of hero
    • 36. Orphan prince
    • 37. Scapegoat
    • 38. Loner or Outcast
    • 39. Underdog
    • 40. Guilt-ridden character in search of redemption
  • Characters
    • Villain
    • 41. Personification of evil
    • 42. Evil may be unmotivated or motivated by a single perceived past wrong
    • 43. No end to hatred
    • 44. Examples:
    • 45. Satan
    • 46. Grendel
    • 47. Your examples?
  • Characters
  • Characters
    • Temptress
    • 50. Female
    • 51. Leads men to destruction by her allure
    • 52. Lady Bertilak
    • 53. Your examples?
  • Images
    • Colors
    • 54. Red = blood, anger, passion, violence
    • 55. Gold = greatness, value, wealth
    • 56. Green = fertility, luxury, growth
    • 57. Blue = God-like holiness, peace, serenity
    • 58. White = purity
  • Images
    • Numbers
    • 59. Three = Christian trinity
    • 60. Four = seasons
    • 61. Twelve = months of the year
  • Images
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    • Fire
    • 65. Protective & destructive
    • 66. Human knowledge & industry
  • Images
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    • Cave
    • 71. Source of life
    • 72. Grave
    • 73. Entrance to the underworld
    • 74. Unexplored region of the human soul
  • Images
    • Yin and Yang
    • 75. Pair of complimentary opposites
    • 76. Keeps the world in check
  • Situations
    • Next class because your hands must be tired