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Tortoise Archetypes

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In order to analyze the character archetypes for this assignment, I chose The Tortoise and The Hare, a fairy tale found at Animated Fairy Tales for Children. Overall, this tale falls into the classical animal archetype. These animals are used to teach us a moral lesson that we can be successful if we do very things steadily, thoughtfully, and carefully. The tortoise and the hare are foil characters, whose views about life are completely different. The tortoise is an archetype of a humble, friendly, smart, and careful person. The tortoise always does everything in a slow, thoughtful, and steady manner; he knows how to control his emotions despite the hare keeps teasing him about “being so slow.” The hare is the archetype of a mean, boastful,
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