Brave New World

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Brave New World

By | Feb. 2006
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Brave New World contains many archetypes in many different characters. Archetypes are an idea that Carl Jung, a well-known psychologist, came up with. Archetypes are the type of person you are and it comes from you unconscious. You can be several archetypes and they can change many times. But to talk about all of them would take to long, so I am going to focus on two specific archetypes the orphan and the seeker. The archetype of the orphan is shown very well threw John. The archetype of the orphan is described as "feeling from birth as if they are not a part of their family, including the family awareness or tribal spirit" (Myss). He was born in the reservation and lived there much of his life. He never fit in with the other Indian kids because nobody liked him, for the fact that he was white. He tried so hard to fit in with the Indians, that he wanted to go into the kiva. The older Indians did not allow it "They threw stones at him and made him leave. John then ran away to a cliff where all he had to do was take one step into the black shadow of death. That is when he discovered Time and Death and God" (Huxley 136). Because he was an outcast he had to develop independence very early in life. The only comfort he from everything was his alcoholic mother, Shakespear, and hope. His mother helped him develop hope when she told him stories of the Utopian society she thought the "outer" world was. This also helped John develop another archetype. The archetype he developed was the seeker archetype. The seeker archetype is described as "one who searches on a path that may begin with earthly curiosity but has at its core the search for God and/or enlightenment" (Myss). Bernard Marx, an upper class from the new world, visits the reservation and he meets John. John and his mother Linda get to leave the reservation to live in "civilization". This is what John has been seeking, a place where he would not be alone. When he got there, he found that this...