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

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