Name-Khalani Shabana. M
Roll no : 30
Submit by – Dr. D.P.Barad
Topic – Archrtypal examples
what is Archetypal ?
Definition of archetypal.
Ø Archetypal means images and symbols are
representing in literature its called archetypal.
Ø Archetypal can refer to a constantly recurring
symbol or motif in literature, painting or
Ø “ A kind of literary anthropology ”-by Frye
In dictionary meaning :
=> A typical idea.
=>Frye also uses the seasons in his archetypal schema
and each season aligned with a literary genre.
Ø Comedy is aligned with spring because the genre of comedy is
characterized by the birth of the hero and spring is also
the defeat of winter and darkness.
Ø Romance is aligned with summer because summer is the
Culmination of life in the seasonal Calender.
Ø Tragedy is aligned with autumn because autumn is the
dying stage of the seasonal calender and also known
For the “ fall ” or demise of the protagonist.
Ø Satire is aligned with winter satire is a “ dark ” genre.
Satire is a disillusioned and mocking form of three other genre.
Ø Frye’s outlines five different spheres in his chema…
Ø Human, animal, vegetation, mineral and water.
Ø Hero is a one kind of a traps, picaresque
and also doing something.
For Examples….Hamlet, Macbeth.
Ø Her or she has been cast out of Soiety and
also be considered as achrist figure.
For Examples…Pandvas, Rosalind in “ As You
Like it “
Ø Simon From William Golding’s
Ø “ The Lord of The Flies “.
Ø Sometimes he / she goes wrong the test of
protagonist and the he prove true at the end.
For Examples…Snowball from George or well’s
Ø “ Animal Farm “ – Tome Jones also.
4.The Star-Crossed Lovers.
Ø This is the young couple joined by love but
unexpectedly parted by fate.
For Examples…William Shakespeare’s
“ Romeo and Juliet ”
Ø Another examples like….Heer-Ranjha, Tess and
Ø Some wife is always bettering her
husband with verbal abuse.
For examples…. Kanthapura in taming
Ø The uintessential journey archetype
in Western Culture is arguably
Ø Who is considered responsible for
the fall of man.The Bible tell the story.
For Examples…. Draupadi is responsible
Ø Another is Seeta and Surparnakha
Thus archetypal criticism deals with
Myth and Rules and Regulations and also
deals with old age.Archetypal Criticism
also include various season’s and
symbols of nature thus we can say that
Archetypal Criticism is depend on
Nature. Archetypal Criticism is criticized
season’s and symbol so we can say that
archetypal criticism is one type of critical
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