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Mrs. Kilby’s Project E xample. Archetypes. Archetypes. Archetypes are patterns that appear in literature across cultures and are repeated through the ages. An archetype can be a character, a plot, an image or color, a theme, or a setting. Character.

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archetypes
Archetypes
  • Archetypes are patterns that appear in literature across cultures and are repeated through the ages.
  • An archetype can be a character, a plot, an image or color, a theme, or a setting.
character
Character
  • Example: The low class man who tries to look upper-class and fit in with the rich
  • As seen in: The Great Gatsby, and The Satyricon (Trimalchio)
  • Example: The man wants more than he feels he’ll ever be able to achieve on his own, so he sells his soul to the devil
  • As seen in: “The Devil and Tom Walker” and Dr. Faustus
character continued
Character continued…
  • Example: The tragic hero
  • As seen in: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, The Crucible, The Great Gatsby
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Plot
  • Example: The poor boy wants to marry the rich girl
  • As seen in: Aladdin, The Great Gatsby, The Notebook
image
Image
  • The image of a character on top of a mountain or standing on the top of the stairs or balcony is common. This archetype symbolizes they have made it or overcome great odds, perseverance.
color
Color
  • Red: love, passion, romance, anger
  • Black: mystery, power, death, fear
  • White: pure, peace, clean, cold
  • Green: life, growth, jealousy, illness
  • Blue: peaceful, quiet, sad, refreshing
  • Yellow: warmth, cheerful, warning, old age
  • For a complete list of colors, go to Mrs. Kilby’s website.
theme
Theme
  • Example: There is a constant battle between good and evil.
  • As seen in: Star Wars, Batman, Spiderman, and just about every comic book
setting
Setting
  • Example: The addition of rain or a storm to any setting foreshadows and/or symbolizes problems, a fight, or an unhappy ending
  • As seen in: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and The Great Gatsby
  • Example: A forest symbolizes evil
  • As seen in: The Crucible and“The Devil and Tom Walker”
pop quiz
POP QUIZ!
  • Which of the following is not an archetype mentioned?
  • A.) plot
  • B.) character
  • C.) names
  • D.) colors
answer
Answer
  • C
  • Names was NOT mentioned as an archetype.
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POP QUIZ
  • Fill in the blank:
  • Archetypes are __________ that appear in literature across cultures and are repeated through the ages.
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Answer
  • Archetypes are patterns that appear in literature across cultures and are repeated through the ages.
bibliography
Bibliography

Aprin, Gary et al. “Archetype.” Holt Literature & Language Arts, Fifth Course. Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003. Print.

Brown, Annette. “Archetypal Analysis/Symbols.” Print.