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Archetypes. What is an Archetype?. Basic plot, character, image or idea that recurs in different versions of a story. Ex) wicked stepmother, godmother in fairytales or the heroic quest in a myth, epic, or tragedy. Types of Archetypes. Situational

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What is an archetype
What is an Archetype?

Basic plot, character, image or idea that recurs in different versions of a story.

Ex) wicked stepmother, godmother in fairytales or the heroic quest in a myth, epic, or tragedy.


Types of archetypes
Types of Archetypes

Situational

situations that occur over and over in different versions of a story (in all Cinderella stories, the girl is an orphan or stepchild that is mistreated, but saved by a fairy godmother figure)

Symbolic

Symbols that occur over and over in different versions of a story (in all creation stories, a ‘void’ or water is the only thing that exists at first, until creation)

Character

Character types/personalities that occur over and over in different versions of a story (most myths/folktales/fairytales have a good figure that is heroic and an evil figure)


Situational archetypes
Situational Archetypes

  • Quest

  • Task

  • Initiation

  • Journey

  • Fall

  • Death and rebirth

  • Nature vs. mechanical

  • Good vs. evil

  • Unhealable wound

  • Ritual

  • Magic weapon


Symbolic archetypes
Symbolic Archetypes

  • Light vs darkness

  • Water vs. desert

  • Heaven vs. hells

  • Innate wisdom vs. educated stupidity

  • Haven vs. wilderness

  • Supernatural intervention

  • Fire vs. ice

  • Universe vs. opposites

  • Watery landscape

  • Circle of completion

  • Connection between heaven and earth (tree)


Character archetypes
Character Archetypes

  • Hero

  • Mentor

  • Young “country” man

  • Friendly beast

  • Evil figure w/ good heart

  • Loyal sidekick

  • Devil figure

  • Scapegoat

  • Outcast

  • Creature of nightmare

  • Earth mother

  • Temptress

  • Patriotic ideal

  • Unfaithful wife

  • Damsel in distress

  • Star crossed lovers

  • Trickster

  • Wise old man

  • The divine child

  • The initiates


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