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