Archetypal Characters

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A presentation on the eight basic archetypal characters found in complete stories. Examples from Star Wars and Contact are provided.

The original article for this presentation can be found here:

http://storyfanatic.com/ss/2031

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  • protagonist is trying to cause something as opposed to...
  • cheerleader, often attached to the Protagonist
  • Negative Nellie
  • always has a magical elixir or some spell to help the hero on his way
  • make sure they refer to him as the whiny farmboy NOT Luke

    What is the goal? Essentially to keep the rebellion going
  • Destroying the Death Star is certainly part of it, but that really doesn't come into play until the latter half of the film.  The real goal, what everyone is most concerned with or interested in is rebelling against oppression and if they fail (consequence) they'll have to continue to live (Being) under tyranny.
  • Try to get them to say Darth - what does he really do to prevent the goal
  • cheerleader, often attached to the Protagonist
  • Negative Nellie
  • That’s everyone, right?
  • always has a magical elixir or some spell to help the hero on his way
  • AKA Trickster
  • Play clips (11,12,13)
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