The book, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, written by Harper Lee, is a very impactful novel that acutely connects an intricate plot and story to American history itself, specifically the time of the Great Depression, where racial oppression was rather common, and sadly, accepted. This novel dives into the harsh times of the Great Depression and gives readers a rather sufficient understanding of what life was like back then. In this novel, there are a plethora of archetypes, those being symbols, motifs, themes, myths, and characters that have a deep impact on the story’s development.
An archetype is a very typical example of a certain person or thing and is used to primarily convey the idea of the authors point. In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, written by Carol Joyce Oates, she uses various types of examples using archetypes to prove the different characters and their situations in their specific life environment. The short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” , is about an innocent 15 year old girl Connie who has a normal teenage life until a strange older guy Arnold tries to enter her life.
In archetype is a model situation, person, or idea that has been copied or repeated many times and is very recognizable. The most common archetype is the story on the underdog. The stores consist of a good person receives when he is faced with the odds of an unbeatable task or in immeasurable obstacle, Such is in the story of David and Goliath. This story has been copied many times infection and in stores based on real life events. I can count many movies and books based on real life sports teams who have triumphed in an unexpected victory or an outstanding season. Most basic stories were the winner always wins in the loser always lose are very boring in distasteful to the reader. Somewhere along the line the winner has to lose in the loser
Compare the archetypal characters in your book to archetypal characters in other books, movies, or myths. What does this help to reveal about the characters in your book?
One type of archetype used was plot. This is shown by Diane leaving her normal life. As Diane does by going to Africa to study the Gorillas. These wild creatures intrigue her. She wants to learn all the have to give. This is her quest and the plot to the story. She wants to save these creatures from poachers. Her life goal is to save them. she must be courageous and survive in this new place.
An archetype is an ideal example or model after which other things are patterned. It is also known as a universal symbol, character, theme, or even a setting. They recur throughout human culture. Some examples may include : the hero, the mentor, the journey, good versus evil, etc. Those are some of the most common archetypes in literature, mythology, and dreams , because they are representations of universal human experiences. Archetypes can also offer a better understanding into the characters we try to flesh out in mere words.
The next archetype I am going to talk about is Death and Rebirth. Death and Rebirth I think is the most important archetype because it can change the whole tone or mood of the story. In the Princess Bride Buttercup feels she has died because of the news she received about Westleys death (68). This archetype is rendered new because today whenever you lose someone in your life you feel like life has stopped and some people even go into deep depression. After death the rebirth part comes into play whenever Buttercup knows the Man in Black is
Archetypes I recognized are the obvious hero, mentor, allies and the villain. Heroes are usually the main character of the story. Although I believe Sam is the true hero in Lord of the Rings The mentor is a senior with some influence, someone who possesses wisdom or a teacher like Gandalf for example. Allies like Sam from Lord of the Rings or Ron from Harry Potter help support the hero with
Archetypes are used to describe very typical examples of certain things or people. The magic archetype is one of more popular archetypes because of the incredible stories that can be told using magic. With novels or movies that use magic people can immerse their selves within the world. The Harry Potter series, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Lord of the Rings are three well told book series about magic that have since been turned into movies because of how popular their fictional fantasies were told. There is without a doubt visual evidence and mental imagery of magic in all three of these world-renowned stories. Magic can give readers and movie goers incredible visual sensations depending how magic is used with in the stories.
In literature, an archetype is a symbol, character or a setting that represents universal patterns of human nature. “Love is a heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake - it’s everything! Except what it is.” Love is naturally the most famous and dominant theme in this play, But not the only dominant archetype. Another dominant is death.
Archetypes are defined as a very typical example of a certain person or thing. It is a recurring symbol or character type. In Lord of the Rings; The Two Towers, J.R.R Tolkien portrays Sam as ‘The Best Friend’ archetype and also represents the symbolic archetype, ‘Light vs Darkness’ between Gandalf and Saruman evil relationship. Each archetype developed in the film can connect to the ‘basic human experience’. It is the tether between basic human experience and archetypes that defines the connection.
An archetype is a main character, an action, or a situation that seems to symbolize ideas related to human beings. (literarydevices.net). Such symbols help create an understanding to the deeper meaning within the poem. The main kinds of archetypes, but the three types that are obvious in this poem are: situational, character, and symbolic archetypes.
To me, an archetype is a recurring symbol literature and mythology. An archetypal story that stood out for me would be the storyline of Marina and the Diamonds album Electra Heart (2012) that defined many archetypes of the stereotypical American culture, had its roots to the origins of archetypes, which would be Greek mythology and the Greek tragedies. One of the songs, titled “Primadonna”, was the concept of obviously believing you’re more worthy of attention than others and can be compared to the goddess Hebe, who is the Greek goddess of youth, which can show ties to a primadonna being vain and self-obsessed and the ancient desire of immortality. Another archetype would be found in another song titled “The State of Dreaming”, where the singer
Archetypes are used in literature to portray a certain meaning, that helps create a better and more meaningful story. The archetypes used can be embedded in the characters, symbols, or even rituals involved in a story. These archetypes can help give deeper meaning to the story by giving a underlying reference to concepts that are used over and over again in literature throughout history. When an author uses an archetype in his or her writing, they link it to many other stories that use that same archetype. Some do this for a reason, to give an underlying meaning, to symbolized something of importance, or even just to make their story more interesting. Many readers may not notice the underlying archetype, but sometimes the author uses them because he or she knows that the reader will.