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Archetype Reoccur In Literary Works

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An archetype is a pattern or model that nearly all things are copied from or based off of and is widely recognizable. One of the most prominent storylines that reoccur in literary works is “rags to riches.” In this archetypal story, the protagonist rises from poverty to wealth. An example would be The Pursuit of Happyness. In this movie, single father, Chris Gardner gets evicted from his apartment after getting sole custody of his five-year-old son, Christopher. With no place to go, Chris gets a job as an unpaid intern at a prestigious brokerage firm to compete with nineteen other interns for a paid broker position. Despite getting the internship, Chris and his son must live in shelters and endure hardships together. After living in poverty

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