By: Tommy Ristau
   This is a character archetype   This type of character is represented as a    kind and wise, older father-type figure...
 Example-Moses Lived from 1391–1271 BC Part of Ancient Middle Eastern Culture Archetype during this culture would  mos...
   Leads his people through the Red Sea in    Exodus   Must have been wise/important because he    was given 10 commandm...
   Example-Nestor   Lived during the Trojan war   Was a very wise man but his advice did not    always yield desired re...
   Elder statesmen of the Greeks during the    Trojan War   “The master of the courteous word, the clear-    voiced orat...
   Romans took most of their mythology God’s    from the Greeks but renamed them.   Example-Minerva   Roman Empire has ...
   Goddess of wisdom   Often show with an owl, which is a symbol of    her wisdom   Frequently used on university seals
   Example-Mahatma Gandhi   Indian Independence movement    ◦ Civil rights movement   Plenty of Racism going on during ...
   Knows that all humans should be treated    equal    ◦ Fights to stop racism and get rights in South Africa   Was not ...
   Example-Yoda   From Star wars   Master of the force
   Wisest being in the universe   Lived to be over 900 years old   Helps the Jedi defeat the Sith with his    knowledge...
   Example-Albus Dumbledore   Harry Potter Series    ◦ By J.K. Rowling   Harry Potter is one of the most read/watched  ...
   Dumbledore is a mentor and example for    Harry and the other characters throughout    the book   He is the most tale...
   Mr. Howell!!!
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Wise Old Man- Tommy Ristau

  1. 1. By: Tommy Ristau
  2. 2.  This is a character archetype This type of character is represented as a kind and wise, older father-type figure who uses personal knowledge of people and the world to help tell stories and offer guidance that may impress upon his audience a sense of who they are and who they might become.
  3. 3.  Example-Moses Lived from 1391–1271 BC Part of Ancient Middle Eastern Culture Archetype during this culture would most likely be seen in religious figures
  4. 4.  Leads his people through the Red Sea in Exodus Must have been wise/important because he was given 10 commandments by God Lived to be 120 years old! One of the most important prophets of all time
  5. 5.  Example-Nestor Lived during the Trojan war Was a very wise man but his advice did not always yield desired results Wise men/elders not respected quite as much as in other societies ◦ Such as Ancient China
  6. 6.  Elder statesmen of the Greeks during the Trojan War “The master of the courteous word, the clear- voiced orator” Lived to a very great age
  7. 7.  Romans took most of their mythology God’s from the Greeks but renamed them. Example-Minerva Roman Empire has often had wise slaves because of their huge dependence on Slavery Roman leaders were not the wisest because of the way they were selected
  8. 8.  Goddess of wisdom Often show with an owl, which is a symbol of her wisdom Frequently used on university seals
  9. 9.  Example-Mahatma Gandhi Indian Independence movement ◦ Civil rights movement Plenty of Racism going on during time period
  10. 10.  Knows that all humans should be treated equal ◦ Fights to stop racism and get rights in South Africa Was not afraid to express what he believed was right ◦ Ends up in prison multiple times because of this Had many great ideas on making peace One of the most influential people of all time
  11. 11.  Example-Yoda From Star wars Master of the force
  12. 12.  Wisest being in the universe Lived to be over 900 years old Helps the Jedi defeat the Sith with his knowledge of the force and life Spends lots of time meditating on a floating chair
  13. 13.  Example-Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter Series ◦ By J.K. Rowling Harry Potter is one of the most read/watched series in modern culture.
  14. 14.  Dumbledore is a mentor and example for Harry and the other characters throughout the book He is the most talented wizard in the world Long white beard look Sets up Harry to beat Voldemort
  15. 15.  Mr. Howell!!!
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