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The Role Of Archetypal Characters In Gattaca
The science fiction cinematic piece Gattaca by Andrew Niccol was released in 1997. It addresses the
moral and ethical concepts regarding genetic engineering and the social order strives in the pursuit
of biological perfection. The idea of perfection and genetic engineering is portrayed with a
dystopian world were genetic discrimination is the foundation for society that takes place in "the not
so distant future". To address these ideas Niccol, uses archetypal characters such as Vincent as the
underdog and Eugene as the supporting character to convey the psychological challenges and
boundaries that have an effect on how the characters live their lives and interact within the world
they live in. The films idea of genetic engineering causes the viewer to consider the ethicality of
such technology and how its superiority can result in a world were individuals are bound by social
restrictions and discrimination due to the presence of a scientifically engineered race of human
beings.
Within the story of Gattaca, Niccol resorts to the use of archetypal characters and storylines to
express his ethical considerations regarding genetic engineering and the status of society. Primarily,
Ethan Hawkes character Vincent is portrayed as the films protagonist, with him taking on the role of
the underdog that must rise up against the overwhelming obstacle that is society. To explore
Vincent's character, Niccol uses the archetypal storyline of rebirth were to achieve his dream of
going to
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Literary Analysis : ' Little Miss Sunshine '
Peyton Miller
Mr. Rosenast
AP Literature and Composition, 5
15 December 2014 In literature an archetype is used as a character, image or theme that exemplifies
a universal meaning or a simple human experience. For this occasion the archetype is referring to a
journey. The conventional stages of the archetypal journey are departure, initiation, testing one's
ability, descending into the underworld, and then returning and reintegrating with society. One
example of the archetypal journey is in the novel As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. In the novel
the Bundren family undertakes a quest from their home in Yoknapatawpha County to Jefferson in
pursuance of burying their mother/ wife, Addie. Along the way this family endures numerous
hurdles that they must overcome. Their journey resembles that of an archetypal journey with a
departure, journey and arrival. Along with the novel As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, the film
Little Miss Sunshine shares the same archetypal pattern. The film Little Miss Sunshine is an
effective contemporary interpretation of an archetypal journey because of its events, characters and
symbols that are similar to those in the novel As I Lay Dying. The motion picture Little Miss
Sunshine is an effective contemporary integration of an archetypal journey because of its events. An
archetypal journey in the film starts off with a departure and an initiation. Olive who has just
competed in regionals was not originally the winner, however, she gets a call
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Archetypal Characters Abound in Beowulf
Archetypal Characters Abound in Beowulf
"Have you heard the story of "The Scorpion and the Frog"? A frog comes upon a scorpion and
pleads for his life. The scorpion says he will not kill the frog if the frog takes him across the river.
The frog asks, "How do I know you won't kill me as I carry you?" The scorpion replies, "If I were to
strike you, we would both surely die." Thinking it over, the frog agrees and halfway across the river
the scorpion strikes the frog in the back. As they both start to drown, the frog asks, "Why did you
strike me? Now we will both die." The scorpion replies with his last breath, "Because it is in my
nature." Developing characters using archetypes helps readers understand why heroes, villains and
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"Often, for undaunted courage, fate spares the man it has not already marked." (Line 572–573) All
of these traits illustrate first hand that Beowulf can be classified as nothing less than a true hero.
Just as Beowulf works to maintain his image as a hero, Unferth, struggles to keep people from
recalling his position in society as an outcast. His position as a lowly man is evident "from where he
crouched at the king's feet." (Line 499) Unferth has no glory of his own to share; he is extremely
resentful of the accolades Beowulf receives; he resents Beowulf's status as a hero in society.(1C)
"Beowulf's coming, his sea–braving, made him sick with envy: he could not brook or abide the fact
that anyone else alive under heaven might enjoy greater regard than he did." (Lines 501–502)
Bitterness causes Unferth to lash out at Beowulf. He attempts to publicly humiliate him by proving
that he lost a swimming match to his rival Breca and that he will not last against Grendel. This
proves that Unferth is trying to make himself not so pathetic by demeaning Beowulf in public. "So
Breca made good his boast upon you and was proved right. No matter, therefore, how you may have
fared in every bout and battle until now, this time you'll be worsted; no one has ever outlasted an
entire
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Archetypal Characters In The Usual Suspects
An archetypal character is a personality that often appears in a genre across films, in The Usual
Suspects there are many archetypal characters. McManus is the trigger happy hothead of the quintet,
hiding nothing from any authority figure, whether it be the cops or the underling of the most
powerful hidden man in the world. His complete disregard of possible consequences when he pulls a
gun on Redfoot makes him a sure candidate for the role of the Rebel. Keaton was the reluctant
leader of the group the only one who knew what Verbal was capable of. Verbal often turned to him
for help such as defending his idea for the taxi heist, surprisingly Keaton actually respected Verbal
the most, answering his questions of Keyser Soze and choosing him to
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Comparing The Hero's Journey In 'The Girl Of Fire And Thorns'
Hero's Journey Essay
Elisa's Journey
In the first few pages of The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Elisa had no clue she was going to be
kidnapped, escape and fight off the inveirnes, join the malfico, and actually use her godstone for
good purposes. The Girl of Fire and Thorns may seem like a simple book, but this book has a lot of
detail and action that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The character Elisa in the book The
Girl of Fire and Thorns follows the heros journey through a series of events, showing she is an
archetypal hero. This can be proven by her dropping her old life and walking miles and miles a day,
getting kidnapped by the inveirne and finding a way out, and Elisa being able to fight the inveirne
for the godstone.
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After she found Humberto, she met up with everyone else and they joined a group called the
malficio. It was their new communities group or religion for say. She winded up meeting someone
named Father Nicandro, who had a ton of special amulets and godstones. That helped her and her
fellow people kill all the inveirne, and get all the godstones back. "A massive boom rocks the world
as it explodes into a wave of heat and shimmering air. My hair blows back from my face; my skirt
plasters against my legs. Windows shatter, and glass falls in a glittering wash all around me. The
animagi scream. I watch in horror and relief as their bodies wrinkle and wither and dissolve into a
blackened dust." (P. 415).
The book The Girl of Fire and Thorns is definitely a rollercoaster of emotions . The main character
Elisa goes through a lot of serious changes in the book. She started off being a 16 year old,
overweight princess. But after being kidnapped and having to re learn her ways, she is a totally
different person. Therefore, the character Elisa in the book The Girl of Fire and Thorns proves
herself to be an archetypal hero because she dropped her old life and had to walk miles and miles a
day, being kidnapped by the inveirne and finding a way out, and fighting the inveirne and getting the
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Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
With any story, characters are an essential part of understanding the growth and development of a
hero while also allowing the reader to better understand the overall message of a piece of literature.
That being said, the poem entitled Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is no different as the knight, Sir
Gawain, serves as its hero while other characters help fulfill the various archetypes within "the idea
of the monomyth that Campbell defines". (Campbell lviii) Throughout the poem, Gawain finds
himself interacting with the aforementioned archetypal characters and becoming a more honorable
knight in the process. Two characters in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight play key archetypal roles
in the perfecting of the hero's moral development.
The first character in question is the Green Knight himself, who fits many archetypal roles but is
most crucial as the "Trickster". In this poem, the Green Knight does not reveal himself to be a
trickster until Gawain had received the cut on his neck, "But thou didst lack a little, Sir Knight, and
wast wanting in loyalty, yet that was for no evil work, nor for wooing neither, but because thou
lovedst thy life– therefore I blame thee the less." As the Green Knight continues to speak on this
subject, it is revealed that he was the host of the castle upon which Gawain stayed at for 6 days.
With this information Gawain is able to realize that Bernlak de Hautdesert (The Green Knight's real
name) was simply testing how honorable one of the knights from Camelot truly was. This would
ultimately make Gawain appreciate this test as would learn to put honor above all else. Ironically,
once home, Gawain would be viewed as a hero and the Green Girdle (the item in which he had
shown selfishness) as a symbol of honor although it does not mean that whatsoever. "... this is the
bond of the blame I bear in my neck, this is the harm and the loss I have suffered, the cowardice and
covetousness in which I was caught, the token of the covenant in which I was taken."
Joseph Campbell defines the Temptress as, "... for she is the queen become of sin," and the host of
the castle's wife (really Bernlak de Hautdesert's wife) in this poem fits this role perfectly. (Campbell
113) When Gawain comes upon this
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Examples Of Mythological Lenss In Brave New World
There is one teacher who told me:" Books are mystery, you don't know what is inside them so we
must read to be able to find out". It is true that we have to read the inside of a book to see what it
talks about but does not mean that they are a mystery. So why he told me so i think what he means is
the Mythology lens in "Critical Literature" will allow me and the readers to reach the puzzle events
and understand them thoroughly and using this technique, we can figure out all of the mystery
events in all 4 books Through the looking glass, Brave new world,... My lens Mythological and
archetypal, will be explain it right now. As I research, Mythological and archetypal lenses is a
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Inside the story, Marlow have done so many things that makes him a Hero and it makes the story
become an adventure. Opposite from Marlow, Kurt the Ruler turn a part of his story into his Own
world which can be assume to be the Evil World The story "Harrison Bergeron" is the last story that
i read and i can find some archetypes in the story. Firstly is Character Archetype, Harrison Bergeron
can be seen as "The Ruler" because he is strong, genius; He also said that "I am a greater ruler than
any man who ever lived!"[pg4 Harrison Bergeron]. The next one is Diana Moon Glampers, she
could be "The Rebel" archetype. Since she is the one who dumping down the one that is above
average, "Diana Moon Glampers loaded the gun again. She aimed it at the musicians and told them
they had ten seconds to get their handicaps back on."[pg5 Harrison Bergeron]. To what I think, this
whole story can be one big Event archetype. Inside the story, everyone has to wear handicap tools
and it makes people around the world have the same Intelligent Quotient: "George, while his
intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear"[pg1 Harrison
Bergeron]. The handicap tools do not makes the world easier to control but makes it going down
because there will be no new invention that change the
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How Does Carroll Appear In Alice In Wonderland Archetype
Throughout the different genres of literature, archetypes have always been a constant. They have
provided a framework for readers and writers to follow. They have also allowed them to create and
relate to the characters, settings and happening of the worlds that are confined to the page. The
Oxford English Dictionary defines archetypal as being the "motifs, which recur in mythologies,
fairy tales, and by extension of any pervasive symbolic representation." Lewis Carroll's Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland is no exception. The children's fantasy novel is filled with archetypes
that fill every device a book can hold: the setting, the plot line and even the individual characters.
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Though the Cheshire Cat has no problem with this desire, instead he seems to favor it, he does find
fault with the impatience of Alice in regards to getting to that aforementioned somewhere. The
Cheshire Cat in a way is trying to show Alice patience. There is always something down the road.
The Cat is simply trying to show Alice that it does not matter when she arrives at her destination, it
simply matters that she arrives. This lesson appears to be taken to heart, as her next question to the
Cat is: "What sort of people live around here?" (Carroll, 74). This question is focused entirely on the
destination and completely disregards the time it will take to reach the destination. The crossroads is
used a place where Alice's focused is shifted from what she wants to simply what she stumbles
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Archetypes In As I Lay Dying
An archetypal journey is a journey that someone goes on to find something bigger and better. Many
stories are told as an archetypal journey. It is a way to keep a story on track with a focus and a
meaning for it. It is a way to show the reader how a group of people can change from on simple
journey or experience. For example, the story As I Lay Dying written by William Faulkner is a story
about how a family is trying to get their mother to Jefferson in order to bury her. They go through
many different challenges and end up learning more about themselves than they would have ever
imagined. It is similar to the movie Little Miss Sunshine written by Michael Arndt. This movie is a
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In the novel As I Lay Dying, they had many different types of archetypal characters. Such as the
novel, the movie Little Miss Sunshine has a few also. The most obvious archetypal character is the
hero. The hero is someone who goes through many different adventures and ends up on top. In the
movie Little Miss Sunshine, the hero is Richard, the dad. In the beginning of the movie he was a
horrible and selfish man. He really only cared about his work and he always put down his family.
Such as when Olive was ordering ice cream and Richard was telling her how "if you eat lots of ice–
cream, you're gonna become big and fat" basically ruining her enjoyment of eating the ice cream
and becoming insecure (Arndt 33). He did not even seem the least bit upset when she was to
insecure and worried to eat the ice cream. As time went on he started to give up the tough act and
become more of a caring father. An example of this is when he was watching the pageant show and
seeing all the beautiful, somewhat fake contestants perform and had the realization that he does not
want his daughter to be made fun of. He went back stage to try to stop her and save her from the
humiliation. Even though she still went on, he went up there with her while everyone was making
fun of her and embarrassed himself to take away the attention that was being placed on his daughter.
He saved his daughter from the humiliation and actually had her enjoy her time on stage instead of
being booed at. He changed and understood himself, like a hero does, and ended up helping the
people he loves. Another archetypal character that was in the book, As I Lay Dying, was Darl, the
outcast. He might have been crazy or had loved another gender and people did not see that as
acceptable. They had him locked up by the end of the novel. In a similar way, Frank from Little
Miss Sunshine was the outcast. When the movie started, he had just returned from the
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What Is The Difference Between Sir Gawain And The Green...
Every story that has ever written appears to have the same story line once it gets broken down. Each
one follows an outline that James Campbell proposed, the monomyth, and some stories put more
emphasis on certain aspects of the story than others: "Many tales isolate and greatly enlarge upon
one or two of the typical elements of the full cycle (test motif, flight motif, abduction of the
bride)..."(Campbell 155) The outcomes of the stories may vary, but they all follow a certain story
outline with certain key points in the plot. Each story also possesses characters that fall into certain
categories within the monomyth story line that makes each story have the same structure. Sir
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Campbell claims, "Compelling experiences add to the development of the hero and heroine."
(Campbell 28). Therefore, this experience will cause Gawain's character to develop and Gawain will
become a stronger man because of it.
The Green Knight also plays the archetypal role of the mentor. Once Gawain has fulfilled his
promise of traveling to the Green Knight's castle he is fully prepared to die. The Green Knight
seems impressed with his willingness to keep his word, until Gawain flinches: "Such cowardice did
I never hear of Gawain!" (Weston 39). He begins to mock the knight for his lack of bravery. The
second time, Gawain does not flinch but the Green Knight does not cut him. The third time, Gawain
still does not flinch, but the Green Knight barely cuts him on his neck because was not completely
honest when he should have been. Since the Green Knight also played the role of the host he was
able teach Gawain the consequences of refraining from telling the truth which allows Gawain's
character to evolve. This also expands on the poem's theme that secrets cannot be kept, they will
always be exposed.
The Green Knight also plays the part of the herald to Gawain, but not as the Green Knight. The
Green Knight also acted as the host that Gawain stays with, and in this form the Green Knight plays
the role of the herald. Since the moment that Gawain was about to depart on his journey he was
depressed of the fate that awaited him: "And after meat, sadly Sir Gawain turned to
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Characteristics Of Archetypes In Sir Gawain And The Green...
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:
Archetype Character Analysis An archetype, which can also refer to as a universal symbol, can not
only limit it to theme, setting, and symbol but can also refer to as a character. A type of archetype
can not only represent one character, it can represent many different types of characters. Depending
on the story that the author wants to try and portray. In the medieval romance, Sir Gawain and the
Green Knight dramatically demonstrates how a single character can play many archetypal roles.
This story possesses many different types of characters that can all have more than one archetype.
Having characters that more than one archetype in this story helps build Sir Gawain's character and
helps guide him through his initial quest and trails that he encounters to face in order to face the
Green Knight. There are several different characters in the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
that aid in the troubles that Sir Gawain faces throughout the story. A particular archetypal character
in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight who plays a central role in creating the conflicts that help to
develop Gawain's character and the ultimate theme of this medieval romance , the Green Knight.
The Green Knight deals with different archetypes, the evil figure... ultimately good, the trickster,
and can also convey a type of mentor. In the story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, at the end once
Sir Gawain finds the green chapel the green
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Archetypes In The Time Of The Butterflies
Characters from one story to another may have different names, but their characteristics are often
repeated. Applying Archetypal Theory to a text allows readers to recognize universal symbols,
motifs, and patterns that appear in literature, myths, dreams, oral traditions, songs, and religions.
Archetypal critics believe certain images, characters, and character types recur in literature, and all
plots and characters are based on common myths, images, dreams, fairy tales, and legends
(Davidson). Common character types are revealed when applying Archetypal Theory to Julia
Alvarez's novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, helping readers understand each character's
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The ruler is a dominant character whose core desire is to rule, but suffers from the fear of being
overthrown. If the ruler had a motto it would be "power isn't everything, it's the only thing"
(Golden). These characteristics describe Trujillo perfectly. Trujillo's desire led him to become "[. . .]
president in a sneaky way. First, he was in the army, and all the people who were above him kept
disappearing until he was the one right below the head of the whole armed forces" (Alvarez 17).
Readers are able to obtain better knowledge about Trujillo's motivations by knowing he is a ruler.
Trujillo's need of control is why he does what he does. If a person does or says something Trujillo
does not approve of everyone will "[. . .] be killed. It's the secret of Trujillo" (Alvarez 17). He carries
out such horrible acts because he knows he can and it is his way of scaring the citizens in order for
him to keep his
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IN WHAT WAYS DOES KATNISS EVERDEEN CHALLENGE OR
CONFIRM...
The question of whether Katniss Everdeen, of 'The Hunger Games,' confirms or challenges the idea
of an archetypal hero is one debated worldwide. Throughout the novel, written by Suzanne Collins,
Katniss demonstrates qualities and undertakes actions which are, without a doubt, heroic. However,
whether or not this makes her a hero is dependent upon who you are asking; many characters in the
novel would have very different ideas as to what a hero is. Also, although Katniss may come off as a
hero many times in the book, she also challenges that title in countless instances with less–than–
heroic actions and thoughts. So is Katniss Everdeen a hero? Through her actions, thoughts and
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For example, President Snow's opinion on heroism would be very different to the likes of Gale's.
President Snow, the megalomaniacal and cruel ruler of the Capitol, would think a hero to be a
follower; a mere sheep, someone who does Snow's bidding and doesn't question the tyrannical rule
of which they live under. Snow's hero would find 'honour' and 'sacrifice' in the hunger games, would
play the game with pride; Gale's hero would be almost the polar opposite, Gale's hero would be a
rebel; someone to fight the Capitol's oppression or the districts, a symbol of equality and justice.
And in all of this, does Katniss stand? She doesn't conform fully to either of these conceptions of a
hero; she is, as some would say, sitting on the fence. In a way, Katniss is President Snow's hero, as
she plays the game; she builds for herself a hunger games identity, and she kills other contestants–
she does what is almost mandatory to survive in the games. In another way, Katniss rebels against
the games, and it is in these moments that Katniss is Gale's idea of a hero. She defies the games by
giving Rue a dignified and proper burial– she refuses to let Rue 'die as cattle,' and in doing so
exhibits the heroic and rebellious qualities that Gale's hero would possess. Katniss Everdeen doesn't
fully conform to anybody's idea of a hero. Many would argue, however, that she very much
confirms the idea of a archetypal hero; yet a lot of people would
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Examples Of Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The...
In many works of literature, many archetypes (or symbols) are used to help the reader understand
the story of a hero's quest. In the Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, the hero has to go on a fatal
journey to uphold the reputation of Camelot. While enduring that journey, Gawain has to conquer
many trails. Gawain's succession of trials leaves the hero, like Coleridge's Ancient Mariner, a
"sadder but wiser man." With all the trials that Gawins intakes, many archetypal characters
contribute to the theme of the story. The Green Knight plays many archetypal characters throughout
the whole story. For example, one of the archetypal character the Green Knight plays the Evil
Figure. The speaker states "Then the Green Knight swiftly made him ready, and grasped his grim
weapon to smite Gawain." (Weston 8) This conveys that since Gawain had beheaded him the year
before, it was now his turn to return a blow to Gawain's head. Although throughout the story the
Green Knight is seen as the evil figure, he ultimately ends up being a figure of good by discipline
Gawain from his acts of dishonesty Another character that the Green Knight plays is the Trickster.
No one knew the identity of the Green knight since his appearance was very abstract. Gawain later
finds. that the Green Knight was the host of the castle in which he spent days before he had to go
and face the Green Knight. A third character that the Green Knight plays is a minion. Later along in
the story, the Green Knight reveals that
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Archetypal Characters In Reservoir Dogs
Jakob Anson
2/11/16
Professor Chen
Eng 105 Reservoir Dogs
In the mass media cinemas have just as much influence as any other medium has, perhaps even
more, Reservoir Dogs does just that, with the use of archetypal characters, accredited actors, a
stylish director and a modest budget this film reached high ratings and helped a genre now named
Cult Classics come into fruition, it had audiences question many of the characters, quote scenes for
decades to come, and give an insight into the world of crime. Quentin Tarantino is an American
filmmaker and actor. "His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, satirical subject matter, an
aestheticization of violence, utilization of ensemble casts consisting of established and lesser–known
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Mr White being the caregiver, though it may not seem it Mr White spends a good majority of the
movie making sure no one makes any rash decisions even at the cost of his life in the final scene
protecting Mr Orange who, is later revealed as the rat, with the color white emphasizing purity all
Harvey Keitel's character wants to do is get the job done and get everyone home safe. Mr Pink being
the sage, a mold defined as a character that seeks knowledge and the truth, with an analyzation of
details being concurrent but with the inability to act becoming apparent, he wants to believe there
isn't a "rat" but can't allow himself to think that way and may throw the scene to an extreme using
only his thoughts and words. Vic Vega being the rebel who breaks every rule he comes across and
destroys anything he thinks is inefficient, his strategy is to disrupt, destroy, or shock his allies or
enemies, evident in his most iconic torture scene. The use of the archetypal characters helps to
reinforce Tarantino's implied idea that "the job" was a setup and everyone had a role to play, even if
it didn't work out in the
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Sam Siatta Journey
Sam Siatta's experience fully includes the heroic archetypal journey, in which his physical and
emotional skills are tested not just along the battlelines, but at home, too. C.J. Chivers, the author of
"The Fighter," illustrates the physical and emotional costs which Siatta endured––primarily focusing
on the initiation and return parts from his journey. With variations, however so slight in representing
the archetypal journey, "On the Rainy River," and "Speaking of Courage" by Tim O'Brien, and
"Slaughterhouse–Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, support and refute Siatta's experience, and their characters
comparatively represent the physical and emotional hardships Siatta endured throughout all three
stages in his journey. A stark difference exists between Sam Siatta from "The Fighter," and Tim
O'Brien from "On the Rainy River." The difference between Siatta and O'Brien can be represented
through their eagerness, and relentlessness to go to war, respectively. Since the eighth grade, Siatta
had aspired to become a marine shortly after he graduated from high school. Siatta said: "It wasn't
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Chivers wrote:
His mother's eldest brother fought as a Marine in Vietnam, and his maternal grandfather was a
Marine in World War II. By the time he was in fourth grade, he was telling grown–ups that he
intended to be a Marine. (Chivers 5)
Passion sets aside Siatta from O'Brien, as they both acquire opposing political and moral viewpoints
regarding war. O'Brien has a prelude to his actual war experience, but Siatta had his war experience
first, with his attempts to re–integrate into society falling under a separate archetypal journey.
O'Brien's reluctance to be drafted was broken when he was fishing with Berdahl on the
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Examples Of Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The...
A number of archetypal situations occur in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight that serve to promote
Gawain's moral development. At first he hesitates to go to take the place of the king, but he does it
anyways and he keeps putting it off when it comes to the days before the reunion with him and the
Green Knight. Morgan, Arthur's sister, plays the trickster, "know where justice lay, the old trickster
revealed himself, made known his prank" (Campbell 42) and the devil figure because she was
unsuccessful in destroying Camelot by sending the Green Knight there to frighten Guinevere to
death. When first introduced she is to be the opposite of Lady Bertilak, Lady portrayed beautifully
and Morgan as the ugliness in her presence. He did not know of her being the one that is ruining his
home community until the Green Knight told him that it she put him up to this. "First I menaced you
with a feigned one, and hurt you not for the covenant that we made in the first night, and which you
didst hold truly. All the gain didst you give me as a true man should. The other feint I proffered you
for the morrow: my fair wife kissed you, and you didst give me her kisses––for both those days I
gave you two blows without scathe––true man, true return. But the third time you didst fail, and
therefore had you that blow. For 'tis my weed you wear, that same woven girdle, my own wife
wrought it, that do I know truthfully. Now know I well your kisses, and your conversation, and the
wooing of my wife, for
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Archetypal Characters In Hamlet
Through Hamlet, William Shakespeare reveals that madness is driven by different factors, and
whether someone is truly mad depends on their inner self and life struggles. In the play the
characters of Hamlet and Ophelia are both mad. Shakespeare uses archetypal characters to compare
one who is driven to madness and one who is only pretending.
Ophelia is the "good girl who has gone mad". Ophelia's archetypal innocence decieved herself and
led her down a dark path. Ophelia fears doing things wrong so her strategy is to things right, with
that being said she has become a pon in everyone's game. In the games of her father she is nothing
but obedient, "I shall obey my Lord."(I.iii. Line 145). Essentially when obeying her father, Ophelia
has no control over her body, her relationships, or her choices. Though in the beginning Hamlet
seemed to be a romantic he later became abusive which was apart of his 'mousetrap', but Ophelia
became blind because of how naive she was. The problem is that her inner self was so obedient that
she could never fight back when she needed to. In act 3 Hamlet seems to know that Ophelia is
spying on him for her father and accuses her of being a "breeder of sinners" , in modern day he is
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Hamlet then orders his love to a "nunnery"(III.i. 131–132) he is telling her that she is pure and
impure all at once. Still badgering her he
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Character Analysis Of The Character Of Rex Walls
Do any of the characters in your book remind you of any archetypal characters (e.g., the Great
Mother, the Mentor, the Trickster, the Hero)?
Rex Walls (Jeannette's dad) reminds me of the trickster. This archetypal character likes to live in the
moment, and Rex definitely shows this in the book (Soulcraft). Rex is referred to as an alcoholic,
and he sure is portrayed as one. Drinking alcohol is his way of escaping all his
responsibilities/worries, and to just do as he pleases. The fact that he is an alcoholist shows his
trickster personality, as the reason for his addiction is to live in the moment and not care about the
future, or how it will affect others. A characteristic of this archetypal character is that they like to be
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This shows how Jeannette has this life living in poverty, sometimes without food to eat, and shows
how she becomes successful and escapes the impoverished life.
Compare the archetypal characters in your book to archetypal characters in other books, movies, or
myths. What does this help to reveal about the characters in your book?
Look for any archetypal symbols that appear in the book (e.g., water, circles, the sun, the moon).
What might they represent in the context of your book?
One symbol that appeared in the book was fire. There were various fires throughout this book. The
first one was when Jeannette was cooking hot dogs at the age of three and burned herself. The next
one was when they were in a hotel in San Francisco, and a fire erupted in the middle of the night. A
bit later in the book, the family was staying at a place called Battle Mountain, and Jeannette and her
brother were playing with matches in a laboratory. They mixed nuclear fuel with some other liquids,
and lit it with a match. This caused an explosion to occur, and set one of the walls on fire. The most
surprising fire in the first half of this book was when Rex set the Christmas tree on fire (because he
was drunk). This in turn burned up all the other presents under the tree. Fire as a symbol in this book
is very important. It shows the destruction of the family
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Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
Characters An archetype, which can also refer to as a universal symbol, can not only limit it to
theme, setting, and symbol but can also refer to as a character. A type of archetype can not only
represent one character, it can represent many different types of characters. Depending on the story
that the author wants to try and portray. In the medieval romance, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
dramatically demonstrates how a single character can play many archetypal roles. This story
possesses many different types of characters that can all have more than one archetype. Having
characters that more than one archetype in this story helps build Sir Gawain's character and helps
guide him through his initial quest and trails that he encounters to face in order to face the Green
Knight. There are several different characters in the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight that
aid in the troubles that Sir Gawain faces throughout the story. A particular archetypal character in Sir
Gawain and the Green Knight who plays a central role in creating the conflicts that help to develop
Gawain's character and the ultimate theme of the work is the Green Knight. The Green Knight deals
with different archetypes, the evil figure... ultimately good, the trickster, and can also be considered
as the mentor. In the story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, at the end once Sir Gawain finds the
green chapel the green knight brings about not necessarily to trick Sir Gawain he
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Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
Great literature today involves works of archetypal styles that develop the protagonists person to
become the character he/she are meant to become. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the hero
must encounter several archetypal characters in his journey to maintain dignity of his beloved town,
Camelot, threatened by none only the Green Knight himself. As Gawain ventures on this quest the
Green Knight poses as not just only one, but several archetypal characters in his path to his
development. The Green Knight, posing as the threat, threatens Camelot which wreaks havoc and
causes the central problem for Gawain, meeting him in a year to discontinue his life. Not wanting to
dishonor Camelot, Gawain agrees to this and comes along all these trials put forth by the Green
Knight. Succeeding in these trials, when Gawain finally gets to the Green Chapel to end his life, on
the third and final swing, the Green Knight stops and hesitates as he realizes that he is true of his
word. As honor remains more important than his own self, Gawain finally realizes this to develop
him into the character at the end that eventually saves his life. In one of these trials, Gawain prays to
god to provide him with shelter as he freezes in the cold rain. As he looks up, his eyes lock on a
castle which he than seeks for warmth. When he enters, he gets greeted by the host of the castle,
very friendly and kind along with the host's wife. Later in his stay, Gawain is tempted by the
temptress, the host's wife, to make love together. "The testings of the hero, which were preliminary
to his ultimate experience and deed, were symbolical of those crises of realization by the means of
which his consciousness came to be amplified and made capable of enduring the full possession of
the mother–destroyer, his inevitable bride." (Campbell 92), shows that Gawain was being tested in
one of many trials. Acting as a trial, Gawain passes with resisting the temptation and the temptress
and making him a wiser and honorable man. Trials perform as a key aspect in terms of development
for a character due to the task at stake at every trial that makes the character grow as a person and
mature in his/her own perspective way. This major role in Gawain's story line
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Archetypal Horror Character In Frankenstein
"Don't judge a book by its cover", have you ever heard that saying? The world is perceived by many
different people with different mindsets. Each one thinking differently than the other. The world is
perceived in many different ways. Scary, happy, sad, any possible emotion you can think of. There
are some things that people can perceive in the same way such as horror, scary things, even though
there are exceptions. Horror characters can be taken to another level. They are usually gruesome,
things that pump adrenaline into you, giving you sweaty palms from just a thought. They are usually
much different than a normal person, like the creature from the novel "Frankenstein". The creature
of Frankenstein forms the archetypal horror character because of the way it looks, its isolation, and
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He had "yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath" (page 58). While
speaking of the creature's details, Frankenstein said: "breathless horror and disgust filled my heart"
(page 59). This shows the way that he reacted to the creature's physical appearance. The creature
gave him the feeling of horror. It was revolting. Humans fear what they don't understand. He has
never seen anything like it before and is uneased by the unusual features. Frankenstein also said, "I
dreaded to behold this monster" (page 63) which means he was uncomfortable and scared when
looking at the creature. It was deformed and inhumane in his eyes. Inhumane things usually feel
some type or being alone. The archetypal horror character brings a feeling within the human mind
misunderstanding, even though most people may not think of it which brings me to my next point.
The feeling of
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Examples Of Archetypal Criticism
CHAPTER II Archetypal criticism
The roots of archetypal criticism
Archetypal criticism is a type of literary criticism that focuses on particular narrative patterns,
archetypes, motifs, themes or characters that recur in a particular literary work or in literature in
general.
Archetypal criticism has its basis in the application of concepts developed in psychoanalysis and in
mythology to the study of literature. The main tendency of this approach to criticism resembles to
the early conception of form in Western thought.
Collective unconscious lays beneath the personal conscious and personal unconscious. As Jung said,
the collective unconscious is ''a storehouse of knowledge, experiences, and images of the human
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As Joseph Campbell says in his popular book The Power of Myth: "Myths deal with great human
problems. I know what to do when I come to a threshold in my life now. A myth can tell me about it,
how to respond to certain crises of disappointment or delight or failure or success. Myths tell me
where I am." (1988, 15) An archetype can be defined as an original type or model after which
similar things are patterned, a prototype, an ideal example. An archetype, as used in literature, is a
recurrent, universal pattern that evokes a deep, emotional response invirtually all readers as it strikes
a chord in their unconscious memory.The archetype has no form of its own, but it acts as an
organizing principle on the things we see or do. It works the way that instincts work in Freud's
theory.
"For Jung the archetypes taken as a whole represent the sum of the latent potentialities of the human
psyche – a vast store of ancestral knowledge about the profound relations between God, man, and
cosmos. " Jacobi
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Archetypes In Haroun
Haroun's type of archetypal character roles are the denied hero and the apocalyptic hero, and the
purpose of his archetypal quests are ridding the land of danger, and the warrior's journey to save his
people. Haroun's two types of archetypal characters roles, such as the denied hero at the beginning
of the novel, seamlessly transform into the apocalyptic hero as the book progresses. Haroun also has
a few archetypal quests such as ridding the land of danger, as Haroun strives to bring the moon
Kahani back to peace. Haroun's other archetypal quest is the warrior's journey to save his people. He
both frees the citizens of Kahani from all evil as well as the population from his hometown.
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This archetypal quest bolsters the idea that Haroun first takes this role when he arrives on the moon.
After Haroun hears about the traumatic event that has occured, he starts his quest to save the people
of Kahani, after seeing how much distress they were in. Furthermore, Haroun propels the idea of
this archetypal journey by trying to rid the planet of evil. He hears about Kattum–Shud and his plan
to stop new stories emerging from Kahani. Haroun has seen the Gardeners along with the Plentimaw
Fish and how much distress they are enduring, and vows to save them. Finally, Haroun correlates to
this adventure by personally undergoing this tragic event on the dark side of the moon. Once he
arrives, he can automatically sense something is wrong. As he drinks the story water and has a
nightmare. Iff explains what the planet is undergoing and Haroun feels a sense to get involved and
stop the spread of evil, and shows great fortitude. Haroun's heroic quest is regularly shown at full
length during the span of the novel in numerous quotes such as this, "'But why do you hate stories so
much?' Haroun blurted, feeling stunned. 'Stories are fun...' 'The world, however, is not for Fun,'
Khattam–Shud replied. 'The world is for Controlling.'"(Rushdie 170) Haroun once again implies the
first steps of his archetypal journey of ridding the land of
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Examples Of Archetypes In The Dead By James Joyce
Readers that want to analyze the characters in the text can do so through the character archetypal
theory to further understand the text and the characters in the text. When viewing the text from a
character archetypal perspective, a reader may look at the literary work to understanding the
characters better. Moreover, archetypal character theory helps the reader understand the characters`
enthusiasm and the reasons for what they do. Therefore, looking at James Joyce`s "The Dead", a
reader may look at the characters with various character archetypes, such as, Miss Ivors, with the
patriot archetype, Gabriel with the innocent archetype, and Greta with the good wife archetype.
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Understandingly, Gabriel possesses the innocent character archetypal theory and the innocent
character never really discerns what he has said to infuriate the people about him. One example is
when Gabriel teases Lily, naïvely, about having a boyfriend. Gabriel does this by saying "O, then... I
suppose we'll be going to your wedding one of these fine days with your young man, eh?" (Joyce 2).
Then, after hearing Lily`s response to Gabriel`s unintentional insult against Lily`s and her life,
Gabriel thinks to himself that he had made a mistake, but did not know what, because of his
innocence towards his atmosphere. Also in Gabriel`s conversations with Miss Ivors, Gabriel leaves
Miss Ivors with shedding tears before she leaves the party running embarrassed. Miss Ivors sobbed
in her native language "Beannacht libh, cried Miss Ivors, with a laugh, as she ran down the
staircase" (Joyce 10). At this time Gabriel questions if he was the cause of Miss Ivors abrupt
departure, but the innocent character sees Miss Ivors laugh and assumes that it was not him that had
caused her leave in an unexpected manner. In this way, using character archetypal theory of
innocence, a reader may examine Gabriel to be confused all the time and often act rude to the people
around him, without him actually knowing of
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Summary Of As I Lay Dying: An Archetypal Journey
An archetypal journey may be defined as one where a hero or set of heroes is faced with unexpected
trials and misfortunes. An example of such a journey would be Faulkner's story, As I Lay Dying. In
this story, the unstable Bundren family board on a journey to Jefferson in order to keep their
mother's promise of being buried with her own people. The family faces many challenging
obstacles, but reach their destination by the end. Similarly, in Dayton and Faris's Little Miss
Sunshine, the dysfunctional Hoover family embark on a journey to California in order to fulfill
Olive's dream to compete in the final beauty pageant. Along the way, the Hoovers encounter many
mishaps, breakdowns, but also learn many lessons to reach their goal. Using Faulkner's ... Show
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The lighthearted journey includes its accomplishments and triumphs with its fair share of mishaps
and problems along the way, but all seems to factor out in the end. The movie meets everything,
from the "calling for departure", to the "road of trials" and ending with the "ultimate gift" and
"freedom to live", which helps classify it to be that journey archetype. And, with the archetypal
characters, symbols, and events that Faulkner's As I Lay Dying and Dayton and Faris's Little Miss
Sunshine have in common, it may be argued that the film is an effective contemporary interpretation
of an archetypal
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Archetypal Characters In The Help
With a University Master's Degree in Literary Studies at The University of Alicante, Nina Louise
Greve demonstrates thorough analysis and depth into the main issues of The Help; enlightening
characters stereotypical attributes. One of the main characters, Aibileen, exhibits these traits through
her simplistic, faith–ridden approach to societies ordeals. In addition, consumed by fear of the
bourgeoisie, she conforms to the rules set by civilization. Nina reveals that through the duration of
the text, The African American Females are continuously portrayed to be dependent upon Skeeter to
seek access to freedom. This accredits the archetypal character of the 'Hero' upon the sole Caucasian
character, and further victimizes the African American
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Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
With any story, characters are an essential part of understanding the growth and development of a
hero while also allowing the reader to better understand the overall message of a piece of literature.
That being said, the poem entitled Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is no different as the knight, Sir
Gawain, serves as its hero while other characters help fulfill the various archetypes within "the idea
of the monomyth that Campbell defines". (Campbell lviii) Throughout the poem, Gawain finds
himself interacting with the aforementioned archetypal characters and becoming a more honorable
knight in the process. Two characters in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight play key archetypal roles
in the perfecting of the hero's moral development.
The first character in question is the Green Knight himself, who fits many archetypal roles but is
most crucial as the "Trickster". In this poem, the Green Knight does not reveal himself to be a
trickster until Gawain had received the cut on his neck, "But thou didst lack a little, Sir Knight, and
wast wanting in loyalty, yet that was for no evil work, nor for wooing neither, but because thou
lovedst thy life– therefore I blame thee the less." As the Green Knight continues to speak on this
subject, it is revealed that he was the host of the castle upon which Gawain stayed at for 6 days.
With this information Gawain is able to realize that Bernlak de Hautdesert (The Green Knight's real
name) was simply testing how honorable one of the knights from Camelot truly was. This would
ultimately make Gawain appreciate this test as would learn to put honor above all else. Ironically,
once home, Gawain would be viewed as a hero and the Green Girdle (the item in which he had
shown selfishness) as a symbol of honor although it does not mean that whatsoever. "... this is the
bond of the blame I bear in my neck, this is the harm and the loss I have suffered, the cowardice and
covetousness in which I was caught, the token of the covenant in which I was taken."
Joseph Campbell defines the Temptress as, "... for she is the queen become of sin," and the host of
the castle's wife (really Bernlak de Hautdesert's wife) in this poem fits this role perfectly. (Campbell
113) When Gawain comes upon this
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Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
With any story, characters have always been an essential part of understanding the growth and
development of a hero while also allowing the reader to better understand the overall message of a
piece of literature. That being said, the poem entitled Sir Gawain and the Green Knight acts no
different as the knight, Sir Gawain, serves as its hero while other characters help fulfill the various
archetypes within "the idea of the monomyth that Campbell defines" (Campbell lviii). Throughout
the poem, Gawain finds himself interacting with the aforementioned archetypal characters and
becoming a more honorable knight in the process. Two characters in Sir Gawain and the Green
Knight play key archetypal roles in the perfecting of the hero's moral development.
The first character stands to call himself the Green Knight, who in fact fits many archetypal roles,
but persists to act most crucial as the "Trickster" (Campbell 230). In this poem, the Green Knight
does not reveal himself to fulfill the role of the trickster until Gawain receives the cut on his neck,
"But thou didst lack a little, Sir Knight, and wast wanting in loyalty, yet that was for no evil work,
nor for wooing neither, but because thou lovedst thy life– therefore I blame thee the less," (Weston
40). As the Green Knight continues to speak on this subject, he reveals that the host of the castle was
no one but himself. With this information, Gawain now realizes that Bernlak de Hautdesert (The
Green Knight's real name) acted this way simply to test how honorable Gawain is at heart. This
would ultimately make Gawain appreciate the test as he would learn to put honor above all else.
Ironically, once home, the people of Camelot would view Gawain as a hero and the Green Girdle
(the item in which he had shown selfishness) as a symbol of honor, although it represents nothing of
the sort, "... this is the bond of the blame I bear in my neck, this is the harm and the loss I have
suffered, the cowardice and covetousness in which I was caught, the token of the covenant in which
I was taken," (Weston 42).
Joseph Campbell defines the Temptress as, "... for she is the queen become of sin," and the host of
the castle's wife (really Bernlak de Hautdesert's wife) in this poem
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Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the...
Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the Opera
The story of The Phantom of the Opera appeals to many types of personalities and people of all ages
because of its archetypal characters and patterns. Carl Jung theorized that we are born with innate
tendencies to perceive things a certain way: "a kind of readiness to reproduce over and over again
the same or similar mythical ideas . . ."1. These repeated ideas are archetypes. The basic legend of
The Phantom takes place in 19th century Paris, and is that of a young and talented, but untrained
singer named Christine. Erik, the Phantom, is a disfigured genius of many fields, including music,
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The children's version, meant for 8 to 12 year–olds, is the most like the original 1920s Gaston
Leroux version. One of the few things that is changed, other than the overall abbreviation of the
novel, is simplification of the language. For example, Erik begins describing himself by saying, "I
was ugly. Worse than ugly"3. This straightforward, childlike language puts the novel at the preteen
reading level while preserving Erik's crucial description. The Phantom of the Opera is the most
popular book in Random House Publishing's youth "Bullseye Chiller" series, above other tales of
vampires, werewolves, mummies, and witches4. Even children can identify with the love triangle
among the three main characters – Erik, Christine and Raoul. They probably still pity his unrequited
love for Christine, and the way in which he was mistreated. Night Magic, another adaptation, is
much lighter reading and aimed at a different audience than the more literary variations. Night
Magic is the modern–day romance version of Phantom, spanning two decades. Erik becomes a
reclusive scarred contractor, and Christine is now Marisa, a spoiled and orphaned teenager with a
beautiful voice. The traditional Erik kills without a thought when he feels threatened, while Erik's
most raging moment in Night Magic consists of him throwing a stool across the room when a client
has been flirtatious with Marisa5. This adaptation is lacking the "dangerous" side of Erik, so as not
to scare
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The Archetypal Journey In As I Lay Dying And Little Miss...
The archetypal journey is fabricated as a physical or emotional journey in which the main character
goes through to understand something beyond what he or she knows before the journey. As I Lay
Dying is a mythical portrayal that fits this archetype beautifully through Faulkner's use of specific
events and characterization. Undoubtedly as well, Little Miss Sunshine is an effective contemporary
interpretation of the archetypal journey in view of the fact that it shares conflicts, symbols, and
characterizations with As I Lay Dying. The two quests garner the reader's attention to two types of
conflicts: the major and minor conflicts. In As I Lay Dying and Little Miss Sunshine, the archetypal
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As I Lay Dying and Little Miss Sunshine convey symbols that allude to the archetypal journey. In
As I Lay Dying, the main symbol is the wagon that carries Addie Bundren to Jacksonville, her
home. Similarly, the main symbol of Little Miss Sunshine is the bus that takes the Hoover family to
Redondo Beach, California. These two objects go more into depth as the movie progresses. The bus
is a clear representation of the Hoovers and their dysfunction. In the film, as the reader watches the
family inside the car, they could see the contrast between the small space and the area surrounding
the bus. The family uncomfortably communicates similarly to how the characters in As I Lay Dying
do. As each family becomes exposed to themselves, it provides an even more connection to each
other. Furthermore, as they go on their journey, multiple problems occur to the bus. The first
problem exemplifies the Hoover's position in society. When the horn breaks a police officer pulls the
family over to the side. Ironically, Richard tell the family to "act normal...Like everything is
normal." (Ardst 67). This alludes to the fact
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Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight :...
Even in the middle ages of literature, a story such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight had many
aspects of Joseph Campbell's view of the hero's journey. In the story of our character Sir Gawain
accepts a "Call to adventure" (Campbell 45) and goes on a quest that will go through many of the
archetypes. Likewise, there lies one character, The Green Knight, that can be many of the archetypal
characters in the cycle of the hero's journey. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight dramatically
demonstrates how a single character can play many archetypal roles.
At the beginning of the story, the great city of Camelot is being offered a challenge by a knight in all
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From all the information the Green Knight gives, more continues to show about his character
showing that he is merely just a lackey of something much greater. With him taking the role one of
the mentors of the story, this character archetype in a sense connects with the Green Knight also
being the EPUG or the "Evil Figure that is Ultimately Good." This ties in with the fact that the
Green Knight is also the host and what is said in the ending dialogue between Gawain and the
knight is informing Gawain of the ultimate goal. "Sir Knight, and wast wanting in loyalty, yet that
was for no evil work, nor for wooing neither, but because thou lovedst thy life–therefore I blame
thee the less" (Weston 40). This quote takes place when the knight/host exposes who he identifies as
to the Sir Gawain and what the plan all along was, this last exchange between the two conveys that
the Green Knight also partakes two more character archetypes; the minion and it proves the claim of
him being the "evil figure who is ultimately good." The last exchange shows how he falls into the
role of the minion, how the Green Knight talks about Arthur's evils sister, Morgain, and how she
worked toward dishonoring Camelot.
Throughout the story green is the ruling color but on the contrary colors from the tale like
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Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
Archetypes play a key role in helping a hero develop. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain
must face a series of challenges that each of the archetypal characters give him, helping him develop
throughout the story. Archetypal characters such as The Green Knight, King Arthur, The Hostess,
and Morgain all play a role in creating conflicts that affect Sir Gawain's own personal development.
The Green Knight plays a vital role in Sir Gawain's development, serving as the story's "herald"
(Campbell 56), minion, and evil figure who ultimately ends up being good. The Green Knight
initiates Gawain's first conflict by challenging the knights of Camelot to cut off his head. Gawain
accepts the challenge, but the Green Knight survives and inquires that Gawain come back in a year
to get his own head chopped off. In this instance, the knight creates a conflict within Gawain, in his
refusal of the challenge. Gawain feels the stress of having to follow the knightly code of honor.
When Gawain finally travels to the Green Chapel the next year, he comes across a castle and meets
the host. The host takes Gawain in as a guest and allows him to stay until Christmas. While Gawain
is staying at his castle the host gives Gawain another task to fulfill: Gawain must trade whatever he
has been given for whatever the host has hunted. This task creates an inner conflict within Gawain,
for Gawain has been forced to give up whatever he has, even if the gift he has received may end up
dishonoring him.
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Archetypal Figures In The Scarlet Letter And The Awakening...
The twelve general archetypal figures as described by Carl Jung help the reader break down and
further analyze the characters of the book. By identifying archetypal figures in a book, it enables the
reader to understand key themes and concepts of the book as well as view the book through a new
perspective. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Awakening by Kate Chopin,
there is an abundance of characters which can easily be identified by as archetypes. The main
characters themselves can be identified as multiple archetypal characters, and as a result are
scrutinized as more than just the protagonists. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses the actions and
thoughts of Roger Chillingworth to portray how he represents the villain archetype, and likewise, in
The Awakening, Chopin uses the actions of Mademoiselle Reisz to represent her as the sage and
outcast archetypes.
The descriptions of Chillingworth suggest that he was a dark character. In the chapter "The Leech",
Chillingworth is introduced through the phrase, "[Chillingworth's] first entry on the scene, few
people could tell whence, dropping down as it were out of the sky or starting from the nether
earth..."(Hawthorne 111–112). His hideous and savage guise hints towards his evil vengeance that
will soon develop against the hero, Dimmesdale. Hawthorne also uses the phrase "nether earth" to
indicate his dark character, as the nether earth is a lower region of earth, which could be represented
as hell. The Puritans were very religious and strongly believed in Christian ideology. Using that
phrase gives the whole description an ominous meaning, which Hawthorne intended to do for the
representation of Chillingworth as an ominous character. Also, the word "chill" in his name was
intended by the author to reflect his cold character. It's clear that Hawthorne wants the reader to
know of Chillingworth's darkness as he will develop to be one.
Throughout the span of the seven years in The Scarlet Letter, Chillingworth's hatred towards
Reverend Dimmesdale increases as does his desire for vengeance. After he returns to the colony
after a year of being held captive by Indians, he comes to the scaffold only to find out that his wife,
Edna, has committed
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Batman Archetype
The modern world is filled with different kinds of heroes. To some, heroes are sports figures who
are winning not only on the playing field but also in life. To others, heroes are family members or in
most cases fictional characters, (superheroes), who are fighting against evil. That being said
everyone has a hero figure that he or she views as a role model, it is who they are striving to be like.
An example of the modern hero that will be discussed in the remainder of this paper comes from
The Batman Trilogy, which happens to be Batman himself. When people talk about different heroes
the thing they tend to not realize is that the hero is a part of a character archetype, also known as
archetypal hero. The idea of archetypes was first introduced ... Show more content on
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Typically, after the journey, the hero acquires useful skills, such as, wisdom, strength, courage, etc.
The journey is never easy and according to Joseph Campbell, the hero's journey consists of twelve
stages: ordinary world, call to adventure, refusal of the call, meeting with the mentor, crossing the
threshold, encounter of tests, approach to the inmost cave, ordeal, reward, the road back,
resurrection, and return with elixir (Michigan State University). Since there are so many stages only
the five main ones will be described. The first stage of the journey is the call to adventure. The
hero's normal world is shaken up by an event, (at times a tragedy), that causes him or her to go on a
quest to search for answers. In the movie Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne's parents get murdered,
which results in him leaving the city to go on a journey. The second stage is meeting with the
mentor. On his journey the hero meets a mentor who is there to help/teach the hero all the necessary
tasks for the trials to come. In the same movie, Bruce Wayne meets his mentor Henri Ducard,
(played by Liam Neeson), who trains Bruce to become an exceptional fighter and to learn "to
confront the guilt/anger and face the truth" (Batman Beings). The third stage is crossing the
threshold. Crossing the threshold signifies that the hero is fully committed to the journey and is
willing to complete the
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Nickleby Symbolism
The film "Nicholas Nickleby," by Charles Dickens, is an excellent movie and definitely meets the
criteria of a drama. Although this film is fairly long, two hours and forty–one minutes, the audience
is always kept on their toes. "Nicholas Nickleby" is an intriguing film because of the multiple plot
twists, contrasting characters, and archetypal symbols. "Nicholas Nickleby" begins on a lonely
house in the country where Nicholas's father dies. The Nickleby's family has no income for survival
and must travel to London, where their Uncle Ralph lives, in search of aid for money. They arrive to
their Uncle Ralph's investment home, who deviously helps the Nickleby's family by sending the son,
Nicholas, to a cruel school to teach, and keeping the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
In the introduction of the film, the narrator was talking about how a bird struggles for survival when
losing a parent. The bird loses an extra care taker, making life's survival rate decrease. The bird's
loss of a parent is the archetypal symbol in this story because Nicholas Nickleby losses his father
after the bird story is read in the introductory. Nicholas and his family's life situation becomes more
difficult economically because of the lack of income. The death of a parent is brought up several
times throughout the story like Smike's tragic story. Smike had the most difficult life out of all the
death of a parent situation because he grew up never knowing either of his parents. A child struggles
to grow up with only one parent, but having no parents to be raised by is twice as hard. Smike was
never raised by anyone except Mr. Squeers, who raised him as a slave. Also, Anne Hathaway's
character lives with only her father because she lost her mother very young. She struggles to earn
money for her and her father's living up until she loses him as well. At the end of the story, Kate and
Nicholas Nickleby marry their significant other. The man marrying them says that growing up
without a parent is always difficult, but sharing and creating new blood for someone else rebuts a
family, making a stronger bond. This wraps up the archetypal symbols seen throughout the entire
film from the scene of the bird losing a parent in the beginning of the film to the
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Archetypal Approaches In Disney Movies
Archetypal approach is defined as a type of approach that focuses on the interpretation of texts or
other literature based on recurring patterns and other universal models including symbols, images
etc.It is one of most important form of liteary critisisum; it is frequently evident in almost all types
of liteary records that follows a common theme or a trend from the past. I used archetypal approach
to analyze and evaluate the famous disney movie Cinderella.Throughout the movie,I found some
common resemblances to other stories such as Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the
Beast.Similarities include the "lived happily ever after" ending which is recurrent and familiar to us
through many other disney movies,the common theme of the villain competing
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Taming Of The Shrew Feminist Analysis
'The object of art is to give life shape'. William Shakespeare, the most eminent playwright who's
ever lived, has captured the essence of his work through this solitary quote. Despite being over 400
years old, his plays resonate with modern audiences, thus justifying the notion that his tragedies are
still pertinent now. His play Taming of the Shrew, written in 1593, is an excellent illustration of a
Shakespeare play with perpetual relevance through its use of archetypal characters and themes. This
antifeminist comedy follows the taming of the reckless Katherine by the boisterous Petruchio and
the development of their relationship. It incorporates different attributes of relationships as well as
the central themes of female individualism, gender and gluttony. These concepts have been brought
into the modern era through contemporary texts including the box–office hit 10 Things I Hate About
You and gender stereotypes in the media. Over time, the play's connotation has changed, but still
remains relevant through film adaptations and archetypal characters, including the rebel and the
trickster.
The foul–tempered and sharp–tongued Katherine is exceedingly pertinent to today's society through
her feminist nature and ability to challenge gender normalities during this period as the rebel
archetype in the play. The topics of gender and female individualism surround Katherine through her
inability to conform to the strict regulated values of typical Elizabethan women. In one of the
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The Tragedy Of The Mist By Michael Apted
The Tragedy That is Gorillas in the Mist Entertainment media, such as television and literature, have
often used the archetypal plot tragedy. Tragedy is a plot in which greatness can be crushed and
goodness, in turn, defeated. Often, a tragedy presents the challenges of adulthood, rather than a
romanticized version of life, proclaiming beauty and youth. In a tragedy, a hero accepts a call to
action to go on a journey, and, along the way, fate thwarts their efforts, and they perish or are
defeated. Afterwards, the audience experience a feeling of catharsis, or "the releasing of a strong
emotion (such as pity or fear)" (Merriam Webster). Director Michael Apted's Golden Globes
winning movie, Gorillas in the Mist, closely followed the plot of a tragedy. Apted uses archetypal
characters, symbols, and pathos to portray a tragedy. Using archetypal characters, such as Dian
Fossey, Bob Campbell, and the Batwa, Apted depicts a tragic plot in Gorillas in the Mist. Dian
Fossey travels to the mountains of Central Africa in order to protect the mountain gorillas whose
population was rapidly succumbing to poaching in the area. In order to save their lives, Fossey gives
up personal relationships, and devotes all of her attention to the gorillas. In Apted's film, Fossey
represents the tragic hero; she takes a call to action to save the mountain gorillas, and is thwarted by
efforts from locals in the area, and is eventually murdered for her efforts to protect them. Although
her
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The Role Of Archetypal Characters In Gattaca

  • 1. The Role Of Archetypal Characters In Gattaca The science fiction cinematic piece Gattaca by Andrew Niccol was released in 1997. It addresses the moral and ethical concepts regarding genetic engineering and the social order strives in the pursuit of biological perfection. The idea of perfection and genetic engineering is portrayed with a dystopian world were genetic discrimination is the foundation for society that takes place in "the not so distant future". To address these ideas Niccol, uses archetypal characters such as Vincent as the underdog and Eugene as the supporting character to convey the psychological challenges and boundaries that have an effect on how the characters live their lives and interact within the world they live in. The films idea of genetic engineering causes the viewer to consider the ethicality of such technology and how its superiority can result in a world were individuals are bound by social restrictions and discrimination due to the presence of a scientifically engineered race of human beings. Within the story of Gattaca, Niccol resorts to the use of archetypal characters and storylines to express his ethical considerations regarding genetic engineering and the status of society. Primarily, Ethan Hawkes character Vincent is portrayed as the films protagonist, with him taking on the role of the underdog that must rise up against the overwhelming obstacle that is society. To explore Vincent's character, Niccol uses the archetypal storyline of rebirth were to achieve his dream of going to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 3. Literary Analysis : ' Little Miss Sunshine ' Peyton Miller Mr. Rosenast AP Literature and Composition, 5 15 December 2014 In literature an archetype is used as a character, image or theme that exemplifies a universal meaning or a simple human experience. For this occasion the archetype is referring to a journey. The conventional stages of the archetypal journey are departure, initiation, testing one's ability, descending into the underworld, and then returning and reintegrating with society. One example of the archetypal journey is in the novel As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. In the novel the Bundren family undertakes a quest from their home in Yoknapatawpha County to Jefferson in pursuance of burying their mother/ wife, Addie. Along the way this family endures numerous hurdles that they must overcome. Their journey resembles that of an archetypal journey with a departure, journey and arrival. Along with the novel As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, the film Little Miss Sunshine shares the same archetypal pattern. The film Little Miss Sunshine is an effective contemporary interpretation of an archetypal journey because of its events, characters and symbols that are similar to those in the novel As I Lay Dying. The motion picture Little Miss Sunshine is an effective contemporary integration of an archetypal journey because of its events. An archetypal journey in the film starts off with a departure and an initiation. Olive who has just competed in regionals was not originally the winner, however, she gets a call ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 5. Archetypal Characters Abound in Beowulf Archetypal Characters Abound in Beowulf "Have you heard the story of "The Scorpion and the Frog"? A frog comes upon a scorpion and pleads for his life. The scorpion says he will not kill the frog if the frog takes him across the river. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't kill me as I carry you?" The scorpion replies, "If I were to strike you, we would both surely die." Thinking it over, the frog agrees and halfway across the river the scorpion strikes the frog in the back. As they both start to drown, the frog asks, "Why did you strike me? Now we will both die." The scorpion replies with his last breath, "Because it is in my nature." Developing characters using archetypes helps readers understand why heroes, villains and other ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... "Often, for undaunted courage, fate spares the man it has not already marked." (Line 572–573) All of these traits illustrate first hand that Beowulf can be classified as nothing less than a true hero. Just as Beowulf works to maintain his image as a hero, Unferth, struggles to keep people from recalling his position in society as an outcast. His position as a lowly man is evident "from where he crouched at the king's feet." (Line 499) Unferth has no glory of his own to share; he is extremely resentful of the accolades Beowulf receives; he resents Beowulf's status as a hero in society.(1C) "Beowulf's coming, his sea–braving, made him sick with envy: he could not brook or abide the fact that anyone else alive under heaven might enjoy greater regard than he did." (Lines 501–502) Bitterness causes Unferth to lash out at Beowulf. He attempts to publicly humiliate him by proving that he lost a swimming match to his rival Breca and that he will not last against Grendel. This proves that Unferth is trying to make himself not so pathetic by demeaning Beowulf in public. "So Breca made good his boast upon you and was proved right. No matter, therefore, how you may have fared in every bout and battle until now, this time you'll be worsted; no one has ever outlasted an entire ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 7. Archetypal Characters In The Usual Suspects An archetypal character is a personality that often appears in a genre across films, in The Usual Suspects there are many archetypal characters. McManus is the trigger happy hothead of the quintet, hiding nothing from any authority figure, whether it be the cops or the underling of the most powerful hidden man in the world. His complete disregard of possible consequences when he pulls a gun on Redfoot makes him a sure candidate for the role of the Rebel. Keaton was the reluctant leader of the group the only one who knew what Verbal was capable of. Verbal often turned to him for help such as defending his idea for the taxi heist, surprisingly Keaton actually respected Verbal the most, answering his questions of Keyser Soze and choosing him to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 9. Comparing The Hero's Journey In 'The Girl Of Fire And Thorns' Hero's Journey Essay Elisa's Journey In the first few pages of The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Elisa had no clue she was going to be kidnapped, escape and fight off the inveirnes, join the malfico, and actually use her godstone for good purposes. The Girl of Fire and Thorns may seem like a simple book, but this book has a lot of detail and action that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The character Elisa in the book The Girl of Fire and Thorns follows the heros journey through a series of events, showing she is an archetypal hero. This can be proven by her dropping her old life and walking miles and miles a day, getting kidnapped by the inveirne and finding a way out, and Elisa being able to fight the inveirne for the godstone. First of ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... After she found Humberto, she met up with everyone else and they joined a group called the malficio. It was their new communities group or religion for say. She winded up meeting someone named Father Nicandro, who had a ton of special amulets and godstones. That helped her and her fellow people kill all the inveirne, and get all the godstones back. "A massive boom rocks the world as it explodes into a wave of heat and shimmering air. My hair blows back from my face; my skirt plasters against my legs. Windows shatter, and glass falls in a glittering wash all around me. The animagi scream. I watch in horror and relief as their bodies wrinkle and wither and dissolve into a blackened dust." (P. 415). The book The Girl of Fire and Thorns is definitely a rollercoaster of emotions . The main character Elisa goes through a lot of serious changes in the book. She started off being a 16 year old, overweight princess. But after being kidnapped and having to re learn her ways, she is a totally different person. Therefore, the character Elisa in the book The Girl of Fire and Thorns proves herself to be an archetypal hero because she dropped her old life and had to walk miles and miles a day, being kidnapped by the inveirne and finding a way out, and fighting the inveirne and getting the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 11. Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight With any story, characters are an essential part of understanding the growth and development of a hero while also allowing the reader to better understand the overall message of a piece of literature. That being said, the poem entitled Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is no different as the knight, Sir Gawain, serves as its hero while other characters help fulfill the various archetypes within "the idea of the monomyth that Campbell defines". (Campbell lviii) Throughout the poem, Gawain finds himself interacting with the aforementioned archetypal characters and becoming a more honorable knight in the process. Two characters in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight play key archetypal roles in the perfecting of the hero's moral development. The first character in question is the Green Knight himself, who fits many archetypal roles but is most crucial as the "Trickster". In this poem, the Green Knight does not reveal himself to be a trickster until Gawain had received the cut on his neck, "But thou didst lack a little, Sir Knight, and wast wanting in loyalty, yet that was for no evil work, nor for wooing neither, but because thou lovedst thy life– therefore I blame thee the less." As the Green Knight continues to speak on this subject, it is revealed that he was the host of the castle upon which Gawain stayed at for 6 days. With this information Gawain is able to realize that Bernlak de Hautdesert (The Green Knight's real name) was simply testing how honorable one of the knights from Camelot truly was. This would ultimately make Gawain appreciate this test as would learn to put honor above all else. Ironically, once home, Gawain would be viewed as a hero and the Green Girdle (the item in which he had shown selfishness) as a symbol of honor although it does not mean that whatsoever. "... this is the bond of the blame I bear in my neck, this is the harm and the loss I have suffered, the cowardice and covetousness in which I was caught, the token of the covenant in which I was taken." Joseph Campbell defines the Temptress as, "... for she is the queen become of sin," and the host of the castle's wife (really Bernlak de Hautdesert's wife) in this poem fits this role perfectly. (Campbell 113) When Gawain comes upon this ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 13. Examples Of Mythological Lenss In Brave New World There is one teacher who told me:" Books are mystery, you don't know what is inside them so we must read to be able to find out". It is true that we have to read the inside of a book to see what it talks about but does not mean that they are a mystery. So why he told me so i think what he means is the Mythology lens in "Critical Literature" will allow me and the readers to reach the puzzle events and understand them thoroughly and using this technique, we can figure out all of the mystery events in all 4 books Through the looking glass, Brave new world,... My lens Mythological and archetypal, will be explain it right now. As I research, Mythological and archetypal lenses is a combination of Psychology, History and Religion. We use ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Inside the story, Marlow have done so many things that makes him a Hero and it makes the story become an adventure. Opposite from Marlow, Kurt the Ruler turn a part of his story into his Own world which can be assume to be the Evil World The story "Harrison Bergeron" is the last story that i read and i can find some archetypes in the story. Firstly is Character Archetype, Harrison Bergeron can be seen as "The Ruler" because he is strong, genius; He also said that "I am a greater ruler than any man who ever lived!"[pg4 Harrison Bergeron]. The next one is Diana Moon Glampers, she could be "The Rebel" archetype. Since she is the one who dumping down the one that is above average, "Diana Moon Glampers loaded the gun again. She aimed it at the musicians and told them they had ten seconds to get their handicaps back on."[pg5 Harrison Bergeron]. To what I think, this whole story can be one big Event archetype. Inside the story, everyone has to wear handicap tools and it makes people around the world have the same Intelligent Quotient: "George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear"[pg1 Harrison Bergeron]. The handicap tools do not makes the world easier to control but makes it going down because there will be no new invention that change the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 15. How Does Carroll Appear In Alice In Wonderland Archetype Throughout the different genres of literature, archetypes have always been a constant. They have provided a framework for readers and writers to follow. They have also allowed them to create and relate to the characters, settings and happening of the worlds that are confined to the page. The Oxford English Dictionary defines archetypal as being the "motifs, which recur in mythologies, fairy tales, and by extension of any pervasive symbolic representation." Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is no exception. The children's fantasy novel is filled with archetypes that fill every device a book can hold: the setting, the plot line and even the individual characters. The world where everyone is mad is filled with standard literary ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Though the Cheshire Cat has no problem with this desire, instead he seems to favor it, he does find fault with the impatience of Alice in regards to getting to that aforementioned somewhere. The Cheshire Cat in a way is trying to show Alice patience. There is always something down the road. The Cat is simply trying to show Alice that it does not matter when she arrives at her destination, it simply matters that she arrives. This lesson appears to be taken to heart, as her next question to the Cat is: "What sort of people live around here?" (Carroll, 74). This question is focused entirely on the destination and completely disregards the time it will take to reach the destination. The crossroads is used a place where Alice's focused is shifted from what she wants to simply what she stumbles ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 17. Archetypes In As I Lay Dying An archetypal journey is a journey that someone goes on to find something bigger and better. Many stories are told as an archetypal journey. It is a way to keep a story on track with a focus and a meaning for it. It is a way to show the reader how a group of people can change from on simple journey or experience. For example, the story As I Lay Dying written by William Faulkner is a story about how a family is trying to get their mother to Jefferson in order to bury her. They go through many different challenges and end up learning more about themselves than they would have ever imagined. It is similar to the movie Little Miss Sunshine written by Michael Arndt. This movie is a good interpretation of a modern version of an archetypal journey ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In the novel As I Lay Dying, they had many different types of archetypal characters. Such as the novel, the movie Little Miss Sunshine has a few also. The most obvious archetypal character is the hero. The hero is someone who goes through many different adventures and ends up on top. In the movie Little Miss Sunshine, the hero is Richard, the dad. In the beginning of the movie he was a horrible and selfish man. He really only cared about his work and he always put down his family. Such as when Olive was ordering ice cream and Richard was telling her how "if you eat lots of ice– cream, you're gonna become big and fat" basically ruining her enjoyment of eating the ice cream and becoming insecure (Arndt 33). He did not even seem the least bit upset when she was to insecure and worried to eat the ice cream. As time went on he started to give up the tough act and become more of a caring father. An example of this is when he was watching the pageant show and seeing all the beautiful, somewhat fake contestants perform and had the realization that he does not want his daughter to be made fun of. He went back stage to try to stop her and save her from the humiliation. Even though she still went on, he went up there with her while everyone was making fun of her and embarrassed himself to take away the attention that was being placed on his daughter. He saved his daughter from the humiliation and actually had her enjoy her time on stage instead of being booed at. He changed and understood himself, like a hero does, and ended up helping the people he loves. Another archetypal character that was in the book, As I Lay Dying, was Darl, the outcast. He might have been crazy or had loved another gender and people did not see that as acceptable. They had him locked up by the end of the novel. In a similar way, Frank from Little Miss Sunshine was the outcast. When the movie started, he had just returned from the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 19. What Is The Difference Between Sir Gawain And The Green... Every story that has ever written appears to have the same story line once it gets broken down. Each one follows an outline that James Campbell proposed, the monomyth, and some stories put more emphasis on certain aspects of the story than others: "Many tales isolate and greatly enlarge upon one or two of the typical elements of the full cycle (test motif, flight motif, abduction of the bride)..."(Campbell 155) The outcomes of the stories may vary, but they all follow a certain story outline with certain key points in the plot. Each story also possesses characters that fall into certain categories within the monomyth story line that makes each story have the same structure. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight dramatically demonstrates how ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Campbell claims, "Compelling experiences add to the development of the hero and heroine." (Campbell 28). Therefore, this experience will cause Gawain's character to develop and Gawain will become a stronger man because of it. The Green Knight also plays the archetypal role of the mentor. Once Gawain has fulfilled his promise of traveling to the Green Knight's castle he is fully prepared to die. The Green Knight seems impressed with his willingness to keep his word, until Gawain flinches: "Such cowardice did I never hear of Gawain!" (Weston 39). He begins to mock the knight for his lack of bravery. The second time, Gawain does not flinch but the Green Knight does not cut him. The third time, Gawain still does not flinch, but the Green Knight barely cuts him on his neck because was not completely honest when he should have been. Since the Green Knight also played the role of the host he was able teach Gawain the consequences of refraining from telling the truth which allows Gawain's character to evolve. This also expands on the poem's theme that secrets cannot be kept, they will always be exposed. The Green Knight also plays the part of the herald to Gawain, but not as the Green Knight. The Green Knight also acted as the host that Gawain stays with, and in this form the Green Knight plays the role of the herald. Since the moment that Gawain was about to depart on his journey he was depressed of the fate that awaited him: "And after meat, sadly Sir Gawain turned to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 21. Characteristics Of Archetypes In Sir Gawain And The Green... Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Archetype Character Analysis An archetype, which can also refer to as a universal symbol, can not only limit it to theme, setting, and symbol but can also refer to as a character. A type of archetype can not only represent one character, it can represent many different types of characters. Depending on the story that the author wants to try and portray. In the medieval romance, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight dramatically demonstrates how a single character can play many archetypal roles. This story possesses many different types of characters that can all have more than one archetype. Having characters that more than one archetype in this story helps build Sir Gawain's character and helps guide him through his initial quest and trails that he encounters to face in order to face the Green Knight. There are several different characters in the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight that aid in the troubles that Sir Gawain faces throughout the story. A particular archetypal character in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight who plays a central role in creating the conflicts that help to develop Gawain's character and the ultimate theme of this medieval romance , the Green Knight. The Green Knight deals with different archetypes, the evil figure... ultimately good, the trickster, and can also convey a type of mentor. In the story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, at the end once Sir Gawain finds the green chapel the green ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 23. Archetypes In The Time Of The Butterflies Characters from one story to another may have different names, but their characteristics are often repeated. Applying Archetypal Theory to a text allows readers to recognize universal symbols, motifs, and patterns that appear in literature, myths, dreams, oral traditions, songs, and religions. Archetypal critics believe certain images, characters, and character types recur in literature, and all plots and characters are based on common myths, images, dreams, fairy tales, and legends (Davidson). Common character types are revealed when applying Archetypal Theory to Julia Alvarez's novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, helping readers understand each character's motivations. Particularly, common character types of the rebel, the ruler, and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The ruler is a dominant character whose core desire is to rule, but suffers from the fear of being overthrown. If the ruler had a motto it would be "power isn't everything, it's the only thing" (Golden). These characteristics describe Trujillo perfectly. Trujillo's desire led him to become "[. . .] president in a sneaky way. First, he was in the army, and all the people who were above him kept disappearing until he was the one right below the head of the whole armed forces" (Alvarez 17). Readers are able to obtain better knowledge about Trujillo's motivations by knowing he is a ruler. Trujillo's need of control is why he does what he does. If a person does or says something Trujillo does not approve of everyone will "[. . .] be killed. It's the secret of Trujillo" (Alvarez 17). He carries out such horrible acts because he knows he can and it is his way of scaring the citizens in order for him to keep his ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 25. IN WHAT WAYS DOES KATNISS EVERDEEN CHALLENGE OR CONFIRM... The question of whether Katniss Everdeen, of 'The Hunger Games,' confirms or challenges the idea of an archetypal hero is one debated worldwide. Throughout the novel, written by Suzanne Collins, Katniss demonstrates qualities and undertakes actions which are, without a doubt, heroic. However, whether or not this makes her a hero is dependent upon who you are asking; many characters in the novel would have very different ideas as to what a hero is. Also, although Katniss may come off as a hero many times in the book, she also challenges that title in countless instances with less–than– heroic actions and thoughts. So is Katniss Everdeen a hero? Through her actions, thoughts and personality, Katniss both confirms and challenges the idea of a ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... For example, President Snow's opinion on heroism would be very different to the likes of Gale's. President Snow, the megalomaniacal and cruel ruler of the Capitol, would think a hero to be a follower; a mere sheep, someone who does Snow's bidding and doesn't question the tyrannical rule of which they live under. Snow's hero would find 'honour' and 'sacrifice' in the hunger games, would play the game with pride; Gale's hero would be almost the polar opposite, Gale's hero would be a rebel; someone to fight the Capitol's oppression or the districts, a symbol of equality and justice. And in all of this, does Katniss stand? She doesn't conform fully to either of these conceptions of a hero; she is, as some would say, sitting on the fence. In a way, Katniss is President Snow's hero, as she plays the game; she builds for herself a hunger games identity, and she kills other contestants– she does what is almost mandatory to survive in the games. In another way, Katniss rebels against the games, and it is in these moments that Katniss is Gale's idea of a hero. She defies the games by giving Rue a dignified and proper burial– she refuses to let Rue 'die as cattle,' and in doing so exhibits the heroic and rebellious qualities that Gale's hero would possess. Katniss Everdeen doesn't fully conform to anybody's idea of a hero. Many would argue, however, that she very much confirms the idea of a archetypal hero; yet a lot of people would ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 27. Examples Of Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The... In many works of literature, many archetypes (or symbols) are used to help the reader understand the story of a hero's quest. In the Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, the hero has to go on a fatal journey to uphold the reputation of Camelot. While enduring that journey, Gawain has to conquer many trails. Gawain's succession of trials leaves the hero, like Coleridge's Ancient Mariner, a "sadder but wiser man." With all the trials that Gawins intakes, many archetypal characters contribute to the theme of the story. The Green Knight plays many archetypal characters throughout the whole story. For example, one of the archetypal character the Green Knight plays the Evil Figure. The speaker states "Then the Green Knight swiftly made him ready, and grasped his grim weapon to smite Gawain." (Weston 8) This conveys that since Gawain had beheaded him the year before, it was now his turn to return a blow to Gawain's head. Although throughout the story the Green Knight is seen as the evil figure, he ultimately ends up being a figure of good by discipline Gawain from his acts of dishonesty Another character that the Green Knight plays is the Trickster. No one knew the identity of the Green knight since his appearance was very abstract. Gawain later finds. that the Green Knight was the host of the castle in which he spent days before he had to go and face the Green Knight. A third character that the Green Knight plays is a minion. Later along in the story, the Green Knight reveals that ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 29. Archetypal Characters In Reservoir Dogs Jakob Anson 2/11/16 Professor Chen Eng 105 Reservoir Dogs In the mass media cinemas have just as much influence as any other medium has, perhaps even more, Reservoir Dogs does just that, with the use of archetypal characters, accredited actors, a stylish director and a modest budget this film reached high ratings and helped a genre now named Cult Classics come into fruition, it had audiences question many of the characters, quote scenes for decades to come, and give an insight into the world of crime. Quentin Tarantino is an American filmmaker and actor. "His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, satirical subject matter, an aestheticization of violence, utilization of ensemble casts consisting of established and lesser–known ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Mr White being the caregiver, though it may not seem it Mr White spends a good majority of the movie making sure no one makes any rash decisions even at the cost of his life in the final scene protecting Mr Orange who, is later revealed as the rat, with the color white emphasizing purity all Harvey Keitel's character wants to do is get the job done and get everyone home safe. Mr Pink being the sage, a mold defined as a character that seeks knowledge and the truth, with an analyzation of details being concurrent but with the inability to act becoming apparent, he wants to believe there isn't a "rat" but can't allow himself to think that way and may throw the scene to an extreme using only his thoughts and words. Vic Vega being the rebel who breaks every rule he comes across and destroys anything he thinks is inefficient, his strategy is to disrupt, destroy, or shock his allies or enemies, evident in his most iconic torture scene. The use of the archetypal characters helps to reinforce Tarantino's implied idea that "the job" was a setup and everyone had a role to play, even if it didn't work out in the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 31. Sam Siatta Journey Sam Siatta's experience fully includes the heroic archetypal journey, in which his physical and emotional skills are tested not just along the battlelines, but at home, too. C.J. Chivers, the author of "The Fighter," illustrates the physical and emotional costs which Siatta endured––primarily focusing on the initiation and return parts from his journey. With variations, however so slight in representing the archetypal journey, "On the Rainy River," and "Speaking of Courage" by Tim O'Brien, and "Slaughterhouse–Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, support and refute Siatta's experience, and their characters comparatively represent the physical and emotional hardships Siatta endured throughout all three stages in his journey. A stark difference exists between Sam Siatta from "The Fighter," and Tim O'Brien from "On the Rainy River." The difference between Siatta and O'Brien can be represented through their eagerness, and relentlessness to go to war, respectively. Since the eighth grade, Siatta had aspired to become a marine shortly after he graduated from high school. Siatta said: "It wasn't about enjoying it. It was about the idea that our Constitution isn't a ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Chivers wrote: His mother's eldest brother fought as a Marine in Vietnam, and his maternal grandfather was a Marine in World War II. By the time he was in fourth grade, he was telling grown–ups that he intended to be a Marine. (Chivers 5) Passion sets aside Siatta from O'Brien, as they both acquire opposing political and moral viewpoints regarding war. O'Brien has a prelude to his actual war experience, but Siatta had his war experience first, with his attempts to re–integrate into society falling under a separate archetypal journey. O'Brien's reluctance to be drafted was broken when he was fishing with Berdahl on the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 33. Examples Of Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The... A number of archetypal situations occur in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight that serve to promote Gawain's moral development. At first he hesitates to go to take the place of the king, but he does it anyways and he keeps putting it off when it comes to the days before the reunion with him and the Green Knight. Morgan, Arthur's sister, plays the trickster, "know where justice lay, the old trickster revealed himself, made known his prank" (Campbell 42) and the devil figure because she was unsuccessful in destroying Camelot by sending the Green Knight there to frighten Guinevere to death. When first introduced she is to be the opposite of Lady Bertilak, Lady portrayed beautifully and Morgan as the ugliness in her presence. He did not know of her being the one that is ruining his home community until the Green Knight told him that it she put him up to this. "First I menaced you with a feigned one, and hurt you not for the covenant that we made in the first night, and which you didst hold truly. All the gain didst you give me as a true man should. The other feint I proffered you for the morrow: my fair wife kissed you, and you didst give me her kisses––for both those days I gave you two blows without scathe––true man, true return. But the third time you didst fail, and therefore had you that blow. For 'tis my weed you wear, that same woven girdle, my own wife wrought it, that do I know truthfully. Now know I well your kisses, and your conversation, and the wooing of my wife, for ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 35. Archetypal Characters In Hamlet Through Hamlet, William Shakespeare reveals that madness is driven by different factors, and whether someone is truly mad depends on their inner self and life struggles. In the play the characters of Hamlet and Ophelia are both mad. Shakespeare uses archetypal characters to compare one who is driven to madness and one who is only pretending. Ophelia is the "good girl who has gone mad". Ophelia's archetypal innocence decieved herself and led her down a dark path. Ophelia fears doing things wrong so her strategy is to things right, with that being said she has become a pon in everyone's game. In the games of her father she is nothing but obedient, "I shall obey my Lord."(I.iii. Line 145). Essentially when obeying her father, Ophelia has no control over her body, her relationships, or her choices. Though in the beginning Hamlet seemed to be a romantic he later became abusive which was apart of his 'mousetrap', but Ophelia became blind because of how naive she was. The problem is that her inner self was so obedient that she could never fight back when she needed to. In act 3 Hamlet seems to know that Ophelia is spying on him for her father and accuses her of being a "breeder of sinners" , in modern day he is calling her a ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Hamlet then orders his love to a "nunnery"(III.i. 131–132) he is telling her that she is pure and impure all at once. Still badgering her he ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 37. Character Analysis Of The Character Of Rex Walls Do any of the characters in your book remind you of any archetypal characters (e.g., the Great Mother, the Mentor, the Trickster, the Hero)? Rex Walls (Jeannette's dad) reminds me of the trickster. This archetypal character likes to live in the moment, and Rex definitely shows this in the book (Soulcraft). Rex is referred to as an alcoholic, and he sure is portrayed as one. Drinking alcohol is his way of escaping all his responsibilities/worries, and to just do as he pleases. The fact that he is an alcoholist shows his trickster personality, as the reason for his addiction is to live in the moment and not care about the future, or how it will affect others. A characteristic of this archetypal character is that they like to be funny and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... This shows how Jeannette has this life living in poverty, sometimes without food to eat, and shows how she becomes successful and escapes the impoverished life. Compare the archetypal characters in your book to archetypal characters in other books, movies, or myths. What does this help to reveal about the characters in your book? Look for any archetypal symbols that appear in the book (e.g., water, circles, the sun, the moon). What might they represent in the context of your book? One symbol that appeared in the book was fire. There were various fires throughout this book. The first one was when Jeannette was cooking hot dogs at the age of three and burned herself. The next one was when they were in a hotel in San Francisco, and a fire erupted in the middle of the night. A bit later in the book, the family was staying at a place called Battle Mountain, and Jeannette and her brother were playing with matches in a laboratory. They mixed nuclear fuel with some other liquids, and lit it with a match. This caused an explosion to occur, and set one of the walls on fire. The most surprising fire in the first half of this book was when Rex set the Christmas tree on fire (because he was drunk). This in turn burned up all the other presents under the tree. Fire as a symbol in this book is very important. It shows the destruction of the family ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 39. Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Characters An archetype, which can also refer to as a universal symbol, can not only limit it to theme, setting, and symbol but can also refer to as a character. A type of archetype can not only represent one character, it can represent many different types of characters. Depending on the story that the author wants to try and portray. In the medieval romance, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight dramatically demonstrates how a single character can play many archetypal roles. This story possesses many different types of characters that can all have more than one archetype. Having characters that more than one archetype in this story helps build Sir Gawain's character and helps guide him through his initial quest and trails that he encounters to face in order to face the Green Knight. There are several different characters in the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight that aid in the troubles that Sir Gawain faces throughout the story. A particular archetypal character in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight who plays a central role in creating the conflicts that help to develop Gawain's character and the ultimate theme of the work is the Green Knight. The Green Knight deals with different archetypes, the evil figure... ultimately good, the trickster, and can also be considered as the mentor. In the story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, at the end once Sir Gawain finds the green chapel the green knight brings about not necessarily to trick Sir Gawain he ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 41. Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Great literature today involves works of archetypal styles that develop the protagonists person to become the character he/she are meant to become. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the hero must encounter several archetypal characters in his journey to maintain dignity of his beloved town, Camelot, threatened by none only the Green Knight himself. As Gawain ventures on this quest the Green Knight poses as not just only one, but several archetypal characters in his path to his development. The Green Knight, posing as the threat, threatens Camelot which wreaks havoc and causes the central problem for Gawain, meeting him in a year to discontinue his life. Not wanting to dishonor Camelot, Gawain agrees to this and comes along all these trials put forth by the Green Knight. Succeeding in these trials, when Gawain finally gets to the Green Chapel to end his life, on the third and final swing, the Green Knight stops and hesitates as he realizes that he is true of his word. As honor remains more important than his own self, Gawain finally realizes this to develop him into the character at the end that eventually saves his life. In one of these trials, Gawain prays to god to provide him with shelter as he freezes in the cold rain. As he looks up, his eyes lock on a castle which he than seeks for warmth. When he enters, he gets greeted by the host of the castle, very friendly and kind along with the host's wife. Later in his stay, Gawain is tempted by the temptress, the host's wife, to make love together. "The testings of the hero, which were preliminary to his ultimate experience and deed, were symbolical of those crises of realization by the means of which his consciousness came to be amplified and made capable of enduring the full possession of the mother–destroyer, his inevitable bride." (Campbell 92), shows that Gawain was being tested in one of many trials. Acting as a trial, Gawain passes with resisting the temptation and the temptress and making him a wiser and honorable man. Trials perform as a key aspect in terms of development for a character due to the task at stake at every trial that makes the character grow as a person and mature in his/her own perspective way. This major role in Gawain's story line ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 43. Archetypal Horror Character In Frankenstein "Don't judge a book by its cover", have you ever heard that saying? The world is perceived by many different people with different mindsets. Each one thinking differently than the other. The world is perceived in many different ways. Scary, happy, sad, any possible emotion you can think of. There are some things that people can perceive in the same way such as horror, scary things, even though there are exceptions. Horror characters can be taken to another level. They are usually gruesome, things that pump adrenaline into you, giving you sweaty palms from just a thought. They are usually much different than a normal person, like the creature from the novel "Frankenstein". The creature of Frankenstein forms the archetypal horror character because of the way it looks, its isolation, and its actions. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... He had "yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath" (page 58). While speaking of the creature's details, Frankenstein said: "breathless horror and disgust filled my heart" (page 59). This shows the way that he reacted to the creature's physical appearance. The creature gave him the feeling of horror. It was revolting. Humans fear what they don't understand. He has never seen anything like it before and is uneased by the unusual features. Frankenstein also said, "I dreaded to behold this monster" (page 63) which means he was uncomfortable and scared when looking at the creature. It was deformed and inhumane in his eyes. Inhumane things usually feel some type or being alone. The archetypal horror character brings a feeling within the human mind misunderstanding, even though most people may not think of it which brings me to my next point. The feeling of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 45. Examples Of Archetypal Criticism CHAPTER II Archetypal criticism The roots of archetypal criticism Archetypal criticism is a type of literary criticism that focuses on particular narrative patterns, archetypes, motifs, themes or characters that recur in a particular literary work or in literature in general. Archetypal criticism has its basis in the application of concepts developed in psychoanalysis and in mythology to the study of literature. The main tendency of this approach to criticism resembles to the early conception of form in Western thought. Collective unconscious lays beneath the personal conscious and personal unconscious. As Jung said, the collective unconscious is ''a storehouse of knowledge, experiences, and images of the human race. It is a racial memory, ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... As Joseph Campbell says in his popular book The Power of Myth: "Myths deal with great human problems. I know what to do when I come to a threshold in my life now. A myth can tell me about it, how to respond to certain crises of disappointment or delight or failure or success. Myths tell me where I am." (1988, 15) An archetype can be defined as an original type or model after which similar things are patterned, a prototype, an ideal example. An archetype, as used in literature, is a recurrent, universal pattern that evokes a deep, emotional response invirtually all readers as it strikes a chord in their unconscious memory.The archetype has no form of its own, but it acts as an organizing principle on the things we see or do. It works the way that instincts work in Freud's theory. "For Jung the archetypes taken as a whole represent the sum of the latent potentialities of the human psyche – a vast store of ancestral knowledge about the profound relations between God, man, and cosmos. " Jacobi ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 47. Archetypes In Haroun Haroun's type of archetypal character roles are the denied hero and the apocalyptic hero, and the purpose of his archetypal quests are ridding the land of danger, and the warrior's journey to save his people. Haroun's two types of archetypal characters roles, such as the denied hero at the beginning of the novel, seamlessly transform into the apocalyptic hero as the book progresses. Haroun also has a few archetypal quests such as ridding the land of danger, as Haroun strives to bring the moon Kahani back to peace. Haroun's other archetypal quest is the warrior's journey to save his people. He both frees the citizens of Kahani from all evil as well as the population from his hometown. The character Haroun, from the novel Haroun and the Sea ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... This archetypal quest bolsters the idea that Haroun first takes this role when he arrives on the moon. After Haroun hears about the traumatic event that has occured, he starts his quest to save the people of Kahani, after seeing how much distress they were in. Furthermore, Haroun propels the idea of this archetypal journey by trying to rid the planet of evil. He hears about Kattum–Shud and his plan to stop new stories emerging from Kahani. Haroun has seen the Gardeners along with the Plentimaw Fish and how much distress they are enduring, and vows to save them. Finally, Haroun correlates to this adventure by personally undergoing this tragic event on the dark side of the moon. Once he arrives, he can automatically sense something is wrong. As he drinks the story water and has a nightmare. Iff explains what the planet is undergoing and Haroun feels a sense to get involved and stop the spread of evil, and shows great fortitude. Haroun's heroic quest is regularly shown at full length during the span of the novel in numerous quotes such as this, "'But why do you hate stories so much?' Haroun blurted, feeling stunned. 'Stories are fun...' 'The world, however, is not for Fun,' Khattam–Shud replied. 'The world is for Controlling.'"(Rushdie 170) Haroun once again implies the first steps of his archetypal journey of ridding the land of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 49. Examples Of Archetypes In The Dead By James Joyce Readers that want to analyze the characters in the text can do so through the character archetypal theory to further understand the text and the characters in the text. When viewing the text from a character archetypal perspective, a reader may look at the literary work to understanding the characters better. Moreover, archetypal character theory helps the reader understand the characters` enthusiasm and the reasons for what they do. Therefore, looking at James Joyce`s "The Dead", a reader may look at the characters with various character archetypes, such as, Miss Ivors, with the patriot archetype, Gabriel with the innocent archetype, and Greta with the good wife archetype. Undoubtedly, Miss Ivors is a patriot to her country of Ireland and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Understandingly, Gabriel possesses the innocent character archetypal theory and the innocent character never really discerns what he has said to infuriate the people about him. One example is when Gabriel teases Lily, naïvely, about having a boyfriend. Gabriel does this by saying "O, then... I suppose we'll be going to your wedding one of these fine days with your young man, eh?" (Joyce 2). Then, after hearing Lily`s response to Gabriel`s unintentional insult against Lily`s and her life, Gabriel thinks to himself that he had made a mistake, but did not know what, because of his innocence towards his atmosphere. Also in Gabriel`s conversations with Miss Ivors, Gabriel leaves Miss Ivors with shedding tears before she leaves the party running embarrassed. Miss Ivors sobbed in her native language "Beannacht libh, cried Miss Ivors, with a laugh, as she ran down the staircase" (Joyce 10). At this time Gabriel questions if he was the cause of Miss Ivors abrupt departure, but the innocent character sees Miss Ivors laugh and assumes that it was not him that had caused her leave in an unexpected manner. In this way, using character archetypal theory of innocence, a reader may examine Gabriel to be confused all the time and often act rude to the people around him, without him actually knowing of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 51. Summary Of As I Lay Dying: An Archetypal Journey An archetypal journey may be defined as one where a hero or set of heroes is faced with unexpected trials and misfortunes. An example of such a journey would be Faulkner's story, As I Lay Dying. In this story, the unstable Bundren family board on a journey to Jefferson in order to keep their mother's promise of being buried with her own people. The family faces many challenging obstacles, but reach their destination by the end. Similarly, in Dayton and Faris's Little Miss Sunshine, the dysfunctional Hoover family embark on a journey to California in order to fulfill Olive's dream to compete in the final beauty pageant. Along the way, the Hoovers encounter many mishaps, breakdowns, but also learn many lessons to reach their goal. Using Faulkner's ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The lighthearted journey includes its accomplishments and triumphs with its fair share of mishaps and problems along the way, but all seems to factor out in the end. The movie meets everything, from the "calling for departure", to the "road of trials" and ending with the "ultimate gift" and "freedom to live", which helps classify it to be that journey archetype. And, with the archetypal characters, symbols, and events that Faulkner's As I Lay Dying and Dayton and Faris's Little Miss Sunshine have in common, it may be argued that the film is an effective contemporary interpretation of an archetypal ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 53. Archetypal Characters In The Help With a University Master's Degree in Literary Studies at The University of Alicante, Nina Louise Greve demonstrates thorough analysis and depth into the main issues of The Help; enlightening characters stereotypical attributes. One of the main characters, Aibileen, exhibits these traits through her simplistic, faith–ridden approach to societies ordeals. In addition, consumed by fear of the bourgeoisie, she conforms to the rules set by civilization. Nina reveals that through the duration of the text, The African American Females are continuously portrayed to be dependent upon Skeeter to seek access to freedom. This accredits the archetypal character of the 'Hero' upon the sole Caucasian character, and further victimizes the African American ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 55. Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight With any story, characters are an essential part of understanding the growth and development of a hero while also allowing the reader to better understand the overall message of a piece of literature. That being said, the poem entitled Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is no different as the knight, Sir Gawain, serves as its hero while other characters help fulfill the various archetypes within "the idea of the monomyth that Campbell defines". (Campbell lviii) Throughout the poem, Gawain finds himself interacting with the aforementioned archetypal characters and becoming a more honorable knight in the process. Two characters in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight play key archetypal roles in the perfecting of the hero's moral development. The first character in question is the Green Knight himself, who fits many archetypal roles but is most crucial as the "Trickster". In this poem, the Green Knight does not reveal himself to be a trickster until Gawain had received the cut on his neck, "But thou didst lack a little, Sir Knight, and wast wanting in loyalty, yet that was for no evil work, nor for wooing neither, but because thou lovedst thy life– therefore I blame thee the less." As the Green Knight continues to speak on this subject, it is revealed that he was the host of the castle upon which Gawain stayed at for 6 days. With this information Gawain is able to realize that Bernlak de Hautdesert (The Green Knight's real name) was simply testing how honorable one of the knights from Camelot truly was. This would ultimately make Gawain appreciate this test as would learn to put honor above all else. Ironically, once home, Gawain would be viewed as a hero and the Green Girdle (the item in which he had shown selfishness) as a symbol of honor although it does not mean that whatsoever. "... this is the bond of the blame I bear in my neck, this is the harm and the loss I have suffered, the cowardice and covetousness in which I was caught, the token of the covenant in which I was taken." Joseph Campbell defines the Temptress as, "... for she is the queen become of sin," and the host of the castle's wife (really Bernlak de Hautdesert's wife) in this poem fits this role perfectly. (Campbell 113) When Gawain comes upon this ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 57. Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight With any story, characters have always been an essential part of understanding the growth and development of a hero while also allowing the reader to better understand the overall message of a piece of literature. That being said, the poem entitled Sir Gawain and the Green Knight acts no different as the knight, Sir Gawain, serves as its hero while other characters help fulfill the various archetypes within "the idea of the monomyth that Campbell defines" (Campbell lviii). Throughout the poem, Gawain finds himself interacting with the aforementioned archetypal characters and becoming a more honorable knight in the process. Two characters in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight play key archetypal roles in the perfecting of the hero's moral development. The first character stands to call himself the Green Knight, who in fact fits many archetypal roles, but persists to act most crucial as the "Trickster" (Campbell 230). In this poem, the Green Knight does not reveal himself to fulfill the role of the trickster until Gawain receives the cut on his neck, "But thou didst lack a little, Sir Knight, and wast wanting in loyalty, yet that was for no evil work, nor for wooing neither, but because thou lovedst thy life– therefore I blame thee the less," (Weston 40). As the Green Knight continues to speak on this subject, he reveals that the host of the castle was no one but himself. With this information, Gawain now realizes that Bernlak de Hautdesert (The Green Knight's real name) acted this way simply to test how honorable Gawain is at heart. This would ultimately make Gawain appreciate the test as he would learn to put honor above all else. Ironically, once home, the people of Camelot would view Gawain as a hero and the Green Girdle (the item in which he had shown selfishness) as a symbol of honor, although it represents nothing of the sort, "... this is the bond of the blame I bear in my neck, this is the harm and the loss I have suffered, the cowardice and covetousness in which I was caught, the token of the covenant in which I was taken," (Weston 42). Joseph Campbell defines the Temptress as, "... for she is the queen become of sin," and the host of the castle's wife (really Bernlak de Hautdesert's wife) in this poem ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 59. Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the... Archetypal Characters and Symbols in The Phantom of the Opera The story of The Phantom of the Opera appeals to many types of personalities and people of all ages because of its archetypal characters and patterns. Carl Jung theorized that we are born with innate tendencies to perceive things a certain way: "a kind of readiness to reproduce over and over again the same or similar mythical ideas . . ."1. These repeated ideas are archetypes. The basic legend of The Phantom takes place in 19th century Paris, and is that of a young and talented, but untrained singer named Christine. Erik, the Phantom, is a disfigured genius of many fields, including music, architecture, magic, and science. His fatal flaw stems from his ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The children's version, meant for 8 to 12 year–olds, is the most like the original 1920s Gaston Leroux version. One of the few things that is changed, other than the overall abbreviation of the novel, is simplification of the language. For example, Erik begins describing himself by saying, "I was ugly. Worse than ugly"3. This straightforward, childlike language puts the novel at the preteen reading level while preserving Erik's crucial description. The Phantom of the Opera is the most popular book in Random House Publishing's youth "Bullseye Chiller" series, above other tales of vampires, werewolves, mummies, and witches4. Even children can identify with the love triangle among the three main characters – Erik, Christine and Raoul. They probably still pity his unrequited love for Christine, and the way in which he was mistreated. Night Magic, another adaptation, is much lighter reading and aimed at a different audience than the more literary variations. Night Magic is the modern–day romance version of Phantom, spanning two decades. Erik becomes a reclusive scarred contractor, and Christine is now Marisa, a spoiled and orphaned teenager with a beautiful voice. The traditional Erik kills without a thought when he feels threatened, while Erik's most raging moment in Night Magic consists of him throwing a stool across the room when a client has been flirtatious with Marisa5. This adaptation is lacking the "dangerous" side of Erik, so as not to scare ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 61. The Archetypal Journey In As I Lay Dying And Little Miss... The archetypal journey is fabricated as a physical or emotional journey in which the main character goes through to understand something beyond what he or she knows before the journey. As I Lay Dying is a mythical portrayal that fits this archetype beautifully through Faulkner's use of specific events and characterization. Undoubtedly as well, Little Miss Sunshine is an effective contemporary interpretation of the archetypal journey in view of the fact that it shares conflicts, symbols, and characterizations with As I Lay Dying. The two quests garner the reader's attention to two types of conflicts: the major and minor conflicts. In As I Lay Dying and Little Miss Sunshine, the archetypal journey is approached in a literal sense. The goal is ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... As I Lay Dying and Little Miss Sunshine convey symbols that allude to the archetypal journey. In As I Lay Dying, the main symbol is the wagon that carries Addie Bundren to Jacksonville, her home. Similarly, the main symbol of Little Miss Sunshine is the bus that takes the Hoover family to Redondo Beach, California. These two objects go more into depth as the movie progresses. The bus is a clear representation of the Hoovers and their dysfunction. In the film, as the reader watches the family inside the car, they could see the contrast between the small space and the area surrounding the bus. The family uncomfortably communicates similarly to how the characters in As I Lay Dying do. As each family becomes exposed to themselves, it provides an even more connection to each other. Furthermore, as they go on their journey, multiple problems occur to the bus. The first problem exemplifies the Hoover's position in society. When the horn breaks a police officer pulls the family over to the side. Ironically, Richard tell the family to "act normal...Like everything is normal." (Ardst 67). This alludes to the fact ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 63. Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight :... Even in the middle ages of literature, a story such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight had many aspects of Joseph Campbell's view of the hero's journey. In the story of our character Sir Gawain accepts a "Call to adventure" (Campbell 45) and goes on a quest that will go through many of the archetypes. Likewise, there lies one character, The Green Knight, that can be many of the archetypal characters in the cycle of the hero's journey. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight dramatically demonstrates how a single character can play many archetypal roles. At the beginning of the story, the great city of Camelot is being offered a challenge by a knight in all green, challenging the knights of the round table to chop off his head if the Green Knight ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... From all the information the Green Knight gives, more continues to show about his character showing that he is merely just a lackey of something much greater. With him taking the role one of the mentors of the story, this character archetype in a sense connects with the Green Knight also being the EPUG or the "Evil Figure that is Ultimately Good." This ties in with the fact that the Green Knight is also the host and what is said in the ending dialogue between Gawain and the knight is informing Gawain of the ultimate goal. "Sir Knight, and wast wanting in loyalty, yet that was for no evil work, nor for wooing neither, but because thou lovedst thy life–therefore I blame thee the less" (Weston 40). This quote takes place when the knight/host exposes who he identifies as to the Sir Gawain and what the plan all along was, this last exchange between the two conveys that the Green Knight also partakes two more character archetypes; the minion and it proves the claim of him being the "evil figure who is ultimately good." The last exchange shows how he falls into the role of the minion, how the Green Knight talks about Arthur's evils sister, Morgain, and how she worked toward dishonoring Camelot. Throughout the story green is the ruling color but on the contrary colors from the tale like ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 65. Archetypal Characters In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Archetypes play a key role in helping a hero develop. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain must face a series of challenges that each of the archetypal characters give him, helping him develop throughout the story. Archetypal characters such as The Green Knight, King Arthur, The Hostess, and Morgain all play a role in creating conflicts that affect Sir Gawain's own personal development. The Green Knight plays a vital role in Sir Gawain's development, serving as the story's "herald" (Campbell 56), minion, and evil figure who ultimately ends up being good. The Green Knight initiates Gawain's first conflict by challenging the knights of Camelot to cut off his head. Gawain accepts the challenge, but the Green Knight survives and inquires that Gawain come back in a year to get his own head chopped off. In this instance, the knight creates a conflict within Gawain, in his refusal of the challenge. Gawain feels the stress of having to follow the knightly code of honor. When Gawain finally travels to the Green Chapel the next year, he comes across a castle and meets the host. The host takes Gawain in as a guest and allows him to stay until Christmas. While Gawain is staying at his castle the host gives Gawain another task to fulfill: Gawain must trade whatever he has been given for whatever the host has hunted. This task creates an inner conflict within Gawain, for Gawain has been forced to give up whatever he has, even if the gift he has received may end up dishonoring him. ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 67. Archetypal Figures In The Scarlet Letter And The Awakening... The twelve general archetypal figures as described by Carl Jung help the reader break down and further analyze the characters of the book. By identifying archetypal figures in a book, it enables the reader to understand key themes and concepts of the book as well as view the book through a new perspective. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Awakening by Kate Chopin, there is an abundance of characters which can easily be identified by as archetypes. The main characters themselves can be identified as multiple archetypal characters, and as a result are scrutinized as more than just the protagonists. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses the actions and thoughts of Roger Chillingworth to portray how he represents the villain archetype, and likewise, in The Awakening, Chopin uses the actions of Mademoiselle Reisz to represent her as the sage and outcast archetypes. The descriptions of Chillingworth suggest that he was a dark character. In the chapter "The Leech", Chillingworth is introduced through the phrase, "[Chillingworth's] first entry on the scene, few people could tell whence, dropping down as it were out of the sky or starting from the nether earth..."(Hawthorne 111–112). His hideous and savage guise hints towards his evil vengeance that will soon develop against the hero, Dimmesdale. Hawthorne also uses the phrase "nether earth" to indicate his dark character, as the nether earth is a lower region of earth, which could be represented as hell. The Puritans were very religious and strongly believed in Christian ideology. Using that phrase gives the whole description an ominous meaning, which Hawthorne intended to do for the representation of Chillingworth as an ominous character. Also, the word "chill" in his name was intended by the author to reflect his cold character. It's clear that Hawthorne wants the reader to know of Chillingworth's darkness as he will develop to be one. Throughout the span of the seven years in The Scarlet Letter, Chillingworth's hatred towards Reverend Dimmesdale increases as does his desire for vengeance. After he returns to the colony after a year of being held captive by Indians, he comes to the scaffold only to find out that his wife, Edna, has committed ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 69. Batman Archetype The modern world is filled with different kinds of heroes. To some, heroes are sports figures who are winning not only on the playing field but also in life. To others, heroes are family members or in most cases fictional characters, (superheroes), who are fighting against evil. That being said everyone has a hero figure that he or she views as a role model, it is who they are striving to be like. An example of the modern hero that will be discussed in the remainder of this paper comes from The Batman Trilogy, which happens to be Batman himself. When people talk about different heroes the thing they tend to not realize is that the hero is a part of a character archetype, also known as archetypal hero. The idea of archetypes was first introduced ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Typically, after the journey, the hero acquires useful skills, such as, wisdom, strength, courage, etc. The journey is never easy and according to Joseph Campbell, the hero's journey consists of twelve stages: ordinary world, call to adventure, refusal of the call, meeting with the mentor, crossing the threshold, encounter of tests, approach to the inmost cave, ordeal, reward, the road back, resurrection, and return with elixir (Michigan State University). Since there are so many stages only the five main ones will be described. The first stage of the journey is the call to adventure. The hero's normal world is shaken up by an event, (at times a tragedy), that causes him or her to go on a quest to search for answers. In the movie Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne's parents get murdered, which results in him leaving the city to go on a journey. The second stage is meeting with the mentor. On his journey the hero meets a mentor who is there to help/teach the hero all the necessary tasks for the trials to come. In the same movie, Bruce Wayne meets his mentor Henri Ducard, (played by Liam Neeson), who trains Bruce to become an exceptional fighter and to learn "to confront the guilt/anger and face the truth" (Batman Beings). The third stage is crossing the threshold. Crossing the threshold signifies that the hero is fully committed to the journey and is willing to complete the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 71. Nickleby Symbolism The film "Nicholas Nickleby," by Charles Dickens, is an excellent movie and definitely meets the criteria of a drama. Although this film is fairly long, two hours and forty–one minutes, the audience is always kept on their toes. "Nicholas Nickleby" is an intriguing film because of the multiple plot twists, contrasting characters, and archetypal symbols. "Nicholas Nickleby" begins on a lonely house in the country where Nicholas's father dies. The Nickleby's family has no income for survival and must travel to London, where their Uncle Ralph lives, in search of aid for money. They arrive to their Uncle Ralph's investment home, who deviously helps the Nickleby's family by sending the son, Nicholas, to a cruel school to teach, and keeping the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In the introduction of the film, the narrator was talking about how a bird struggles for survival when losing a parent. The bird loses an extra care taker, making life's survival rate decrease. The bird's loss of a parent is the archetypal symbol in this story because Nicholas Nickleby losses his father after the bird story is read in the introductory. Nicholas and his family's life situation becomes more difficult economically because of the lack of income. The death of a parent is brought up several times throughout the story like Smike's tragic story. Smike had the most difficult life out of all the death of a parent situation because he grew up never knowing either of his parents. A child struggles to grow up with only one parent, but having no parents to be raised by is twice as hard. Smike was never raised by anyone except Mr. Squeers, who raised him as a slave. Also, Anne Hathaway's character lives with only her father because she lost her mother very young. She struggles to earn money for her and her father's living up until she loses him as well. At the end of the story, Kate and Nicholas Nickleby marry their significant other. The man marrying them says that growing up without a parent is always difficult, but sharing and creating new blood for someone else rebuts a family, making a stronger bond. This wraps up the archetypal symbols seen throughout the entire film from the scene of the bird losing a parent in the beginning of the film to the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 73. Archetypal Approaches In Disney Movies Archetypal approach is defined as a type of approach that focuses on the interpretation of texts or other literature based on recurring patterns and other universal models including symbols, images etc.It is one of most important form of liteary critisisum; it is frequently evident in almost all types of liteary records that follows a common theme or a trend from the past. I used archetypal approach to analyze and evaluate the famous disney movie Cinderella.Throughout the movie,I found some common resemblances to other stories such as Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast.Similarities include the "lived happily ever after" ending which is recurrent and familiar to us through many other disney movies,the common theme of the villain competing ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 75. Taming Of The Shrew Feminist Analysis 'The object of art is to give life shape'. William Shakespeare, the most eminent playwright who's ever lived, has captured the essence of his work through this solitary quote. Despite being over 400 years old, his plays resonate with modern audiences, thus justifying the notion that his tragedies are still pertinent now. His play Taming of the Shrew, written in 1593, is an excellent illustration of a Shakespeare play with perpetual relevance through its use of archetypal characters and themes. This antifeminist comedy follows the taming of the reckless Katherine by the boisterous Petruchio and the development of their relationship. It incorporates different attributes of relationships as well as the central themes of female individualism, gender and gluttony. These concepts have been brought into the modern era through contemporary texts including the box–office hit 10 Things I Hate About You and gender stereotypes in the media. Over time, the play's connotation has changed, but still remains relevant through film adaptations and archetypal characters, including the rebel and the trickster. The foul–tempered and sharp–tongued Katherine is exceedingly pertinent to today's society through her feminist nature and ability to challenge gender normalities during this period as the rebel archetype in the play. The topics of gender and female individualism surround Katherine through her inability to conform to the strict regulated values of typical Elizabethan women. In one of the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 77. The Tragedy Of The Mist By Michael Apted The Tragedy That is Gorillas in the Mist Entertainment media, such as television and literature, have often used the archetypal plot tragedy. Tragedy is a plot in which greatness can be crushed and goodness, in turn, defeated. Often, a tragedy presents the challenges of adulthood, rather than a romanticized version of life, proclaiming beauty and youth. In a tragedy, a hero accepts a call to action to go on a journey, and, along the way, fate thwarts their efforts, and they perish or are defeated. Afterwards, the audience experience a feeling of catharsis, or "the releasing of a strong emotion (such as pity or fear)" (Merriam Webster). Director Michael Apted's Golden Globes winning movie, Gorillas in the Mist, closely followed the plot of a tragedy. Apted uses archetypal characters, symbols, and pathos to portray a tragedy. Using archetypal characters, such as Dian Fossey, Bob Campbell, and the Batwa, Apted depicts a tragic plot in Gorillas in the Mist. Dian Fossey travels to the mountains of Central Africa in order to protect the mountain gorillas whose population was rapidly succumbing to poaching in the area. In order to save their lives, Fossey gives up personal relationships, and devotes all of her attention to the gorillas. In Apted's film, Fossey represents the tragic hero; she takes a call to action to save the mountain gorillas, and is thwarted by efforts from locals in the area, and is eventually murdered for her efforts to protect them. Although her ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...