6 7 8 When students complete a first draft, they consider the job of writing done – and their teachers too often agree. When professional writers complete a first draft, they usually feel that they are at the start of the writing process. When a draft is completed, the job of writing can begin. That difference in attitude is the difference between amateur and professional, inexperience and experience, journeyman and craftsman. Peter F. Drucker, the prolific business writer, calls his first draft “the zero draft”–after that he can start counting. Most writers share the feeling that the first draft, and all of those which follow, are opportunities to discover what they have to say and how best they can say it. To produce a progression of drafts, each of which says more and says it more clearly, the writer has to develop a special kind of reading skill. In school we are taught to decode what appears on the page as finished writing. Writers, however, face a different
Utopia, according to Google, is defined as an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The biggest concept to understand as a person analyzing literature is that a utopia cannot ever exist, there is always going to be flaws and they will often be destructive. In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley uses the utopian society archetype to show that the citizens give up their identity and give into conformity. Through this, Huxley reveals that in any society we assimilate to the social norm of society to be happy, thus compromising our identity for happiness.
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies explores the theme of Psychology through several characters. Each character has a certain archetype which will affect how they think, showing different psychological effects. Specifically, the archetypes mentioned are the introverted, the confidant, the egotist, and the saint. These four archetypes correlate to being the side character, the secret keeper, the self-absorbed brat, or the painfully charitable woman respectively. Davies attempts to explore the relation between an archetype and the psychology behind it.
In Thomas C. Foster’s “How to Read Literature like a Professor”, myth and archetype are thoroughly discussed and analyzed. Some of these themes are exemplified in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s work, The Yellow Wallpaper, in which a nameless narrator experiences her own personal hell, driven into madness by her improper psychiatric treatment. Gilman’s text is not only a story of a woman who is essentially driven into the underground, but also a criticism of society’s view of women and mental illness. She describes the narrator’s descent as a journey, through the use of symbolism and her treatment as a mentally ill woman.
Archetypes in The Natural After discovering a God-given talent, a young boy struggles to achieve his only dream; to become the best there ever was. Baseball is all he has ever known, so he prevails through the temptations and situations laid before him by those out to destroy his career. His
Another aspect of The Odd Couple that is never completely resolved but can be highly interpreted is that the two main characters change their personalities throughout the show, and become less of their archetypes. The two men start as rather polar opposites, with Felix being feminine and scar being masculine. By the end of the play, the characters are no longer so far away from the center
Firstly, many people go to a certain location in their writing process. Writers go to a specific location like a coffee shop
The word “use” is often thought of as negative when referring to friends, family and acquaintances. Yet, it is only by using one another to advance and improve, that humankind will progress. The well written novel, Fifth Business, touches on the topic of using those around to achieve a better
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies explores the theme of Psychology through several characters. Each character has a certain archetype which will affect how they think, showing different psychological effects. Specifically, the archetypes mentioned are the introverted, the confidant, the egotist, and the saint. These four archetypes respectively correlate to being
In the book, Freak The Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick, Kevin demonstrates the International Baccalaureate Learner profile trait of an inquirer. For example, when Max asks what “archetype” means, Kevin pulls out a dictionary out of his knapsack and tells Max to look it up. “ I go, ‘What’s an archetype?’ and Freak sighs and shakes his head and reaches into his knapsack for his dictionary … and I’m looking for words underlined with red ink because that’s what Freak does the first time he looks up a word he makes a line under it ... there are whole pages like that” (45-46). Therefore, this shows that Kevin is an inquirer because Kevin is showing his compassion for academically learning words through the dictionary. In other words, Kevin’s curiosity
1. The bodies of the family were buried at the mausoleum. 2. Looking at the candle before me, it was hard to imagine that it was made from the tallow of a sheep.
The Hero’s Journey – Character Analysis Explain which Archetypes are represented by which characters in the novel. Write a paragraph on each of the 7 archetypes, explaining which character(s) represent the archetype (Remember that there might be more than one character representing each archetype, some characters might embody more than one archetype, and some archetypes might possibly be missing.)
Throughout the movie, archetypes aid the development of conflicts throughout the plot, and help in establishing the good vs the evil. For example, the movie builds up the conflict present between Rey and Kylo, as the two are shown as mortal enemies throughout the movie, which leads to their eventual battle. The reason that a conflict is present is because Rey and Kylo stand for opposing sides- the Resistance, and the First Order respectively. Their conflict stems from that fact that Rey represents the Light, while Kylo represents Darkness. The Light that signifies Rey represents hope, and intellectual illumination, both of which Rey possesses, while the Darkness that signifies Kylo stands for his ignorance and despair. This contrast of characters
ARCHETYPAL SETTINGS 1. The River – Almost any source of water will focus on the importance of life. Without water there is no life. A journey on or down a river is often a metaphor for life’s journey or a character’s journey, especially if the river is shown as a road or means of travel – pulling or pushing a character through changes. (Twain’s Huck Finn) Rivers can also be a metaphor for the passage of time (Big Fish) or the stages of a human life (creek, roaring river, sea; or the crossing of the river Styx in Greek myths). Since rivers are often used as political borders or boundaries, crossing one may be seen as a “passing over” or a decision that cannot be taken back. In Africa, and thus African literature, rivers are the
Analysis of Archetypes Once there was a woman who told a story. However, she had more than just an entertaining tale to tell. She chose common images that everyone would understand, and she wrapped her story around them, and in this way she was able to teach the people . . .