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  • archetype - 936 Words
    Archetypes in Literature EECE 441 Prof. Sibley Definition of Archetype: “A universally recognizable element . . . that recurs across all literature and life (Latrobe 13). Psychologist Carl Jung called these elements a kind of “collective unconscious” of the human race, prototypes rather than something gained from experience. The word is derived from the Greek: arche, original, and typos, form or model; thus, original model (Latrobe 13). An archetype is the first real example or...
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  • Archetypes - 1127 Words
    Characters A. The Hero – Lord Raglan in The Hero: A Study in Tradition, Myth, and Drama contends that this archetype is so well defined that the life of the protagonist can be clearly divided into a series of well-marked adventures, which strongly suggest a ritualistic pattern. Raglan finds that traditionally the hero's mother is a virgin, the circumstances of his conception are unusual, and at birth some attempt is made to kill him. He is, however, spirited away and reared by foster...
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  • Archetypes - 456 Words
    Exploring Archetypes in Short Stories Archetypes are recurring symbols, characters, landscapes, or events found in myths and literature across different cultures and eras that help us organize events into categories. There are three main types of archetypes which include situational, character, and symbolic. All three are easily relatable to. Firstly, an example of a unhealable wound in a situational archetype can be found with Mrs. Maloney in “Lamb to the Slaughter.” An example of a...
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  • Archetypes - 601 Words
    Examples of Archetypes Characters: Hero * “The main character leaves his or her community to go on an adventure, performing deeds that bring honor to the community”. Mother figure * Fairy Godmother (surrogate mother) - comforts and directs child, especially when he or she is confused and needs guidance. Represents powers that can be called on for help when it is needed. Helps young person to solve own problems. * Earth Mother - associated with birth, warmth, protection,...
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  • Brand Archetype - 5058 Words
    Below is an excerpt from Brand You, which is due for publication in May 2009. We also recommend The Hero and the Outlaw – Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes, by Margaret Mark and Carol S. Pearson (McGraw-Hill 2001). Your Brand Identity We have discussed your talents, values, unique combination and purpose. Our next topic is your brand identity, which expresses all of them. It consists of the symbols, signs, language, images and colours that distinguish you from...
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  • Archetype Paper - 572 Words
    Archetype Changes Archetypes help define who a person is, whether they are loving and caring, powerful like a sovereign, tricky like a wizard or jester, or hostile like a warrior or fighter. No one's archetype stays the same throughout their entire life. At some point in everyone's lives, their archetype changes due to the unpredictable changes in life. A piece of literature that establishes how characters can change from one archetype to another is the story “Sweat”, by Zara Neale Hurston. In...
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  • Mulan Archetypes - 270 Words
    In the movie Mulan, the character Mulan embodies a couple very significant archetypes. One major archetype she embodies is the hero. She is the hero of the movie because she saved china from being taken over. She first started to become a hero when she snuck out of her house the night before her farther was supposed to leave for war. She put on her fathers armor and left for war. The whole time she was in war she convinced the other soldiers that she was a man. When the Huns attacked china Mulan...
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  • Alchemist Archetypes - 721 Words
    Alchemist Archetypes In the alchemist by Paul Coelho, he writes about a shepherd named Santiago. Santiago’s journey is written mainly through situation archetypes. Archetypes are used to categorize people and a situation in stories, poems, plays ect. The predominant archetypes are situational. The most distinguished archetypes in the alchemist are the initiation, the quest, death and rebirth, the journey, and supernatural intervention. The first archetype in the entire book is the...
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  • Cinderella Archetypes - 521 Words
    A repetitive pattern in many different literary stories is widely known to many but actually recognized by few. This type of pattern is referred to as an archetype. An archetype is a complex literary term that can be found and understood by examining literature. The first place that archetype can be examined is in Cinderella stories. The Traditional Cinderella story that we have all heard sets our standard for archetype in different cultural stories having Jewish, Indian, Chinese, and...
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  • Archetypes Outline - 1016 Words
    Kayla Soileau Mrs. Daigrepont English 3-2 27 February 2015 Title I. Introduction A. Thesis Statement: Both Cather and Twain use the archetypical terrible mother, river, and wise old man in their novels and these usages help to demonstrate the universality of archetypes: a reoccurring motif in literature that is used as a literary device to convey a wealth of meaning. B. In Huckleberry Finn and My Antonia, the archetypical terrible mother is used in similar but also different ways, where one is...
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  • Archetypes in Disney films - 299 Words
    Derrick DeHerrera English 101 Archetypes Disney Film “The Little Mermaid” Archetypes: The Explorer/Seeker/Wander, The Jester, The Creator. Who: Ariel Role: is the youngest of the seven daughters of king Triton(mermaid king). Ariel defies her father by falling in love with a human, named Prince Eric. Later in the movie she becomes human herself and marries the prince. Archetype: The Lover, The Warrior/Hero Who: Prince Eric Role: Eric is a human prince who is rescued by Ariel when...
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  • Archetypes and the Hunger Games - 479 Words
    Archetypes, as defined by the Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung, are the “contents of the collective unconscious”. Similar to motifs, archetypes are the “deposits of the constantly repeated experiences of humanity”; they are universally understood symbols and patterns that have occurred and continue to occur in art and literature. In The Hunger Games, there are several key archetypal characters and situations. The archetype of the hero or heroine in the story is Katniss, a brave...
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  • Matilda Archetype Essay - 664 Words
    Emily Loving A2 Archetypes in Matilda The movie, Matilda, is the story of a dark family comedy. Matilda takes on the role of an exaggerated version of a realistic childhood; in which adults are grumpy and mean for no reason, parents and teachers don’t understand them, and children actually have more to offer than what adults see in them. The plot centers on Matilda, a neglected adolescent possessing supernatural powers. The story, thus, turns into a classical drama where good and evil fight...
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  • Death of a Salesman Archetypes - 307 Words
    Archetype Death of a Sales Man SITUATIONAL ARCHETYPES The Journey - Willy must go and discover job opportunities to restore fertility into his house hold, he also descends into a mental, the flashbacks, and real hell, being fired, in order to discover his faults. The Fall - Willy was once a very successful salesman, his children looked up to him and even had a woman on the side. Just like any hero, Willy is soon "expelled" from his paradise, such as being fired. Unhealable Wound - Willy's...
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  • Archetype Research Project - 1916 Words
    AP Literature 8 October 2012 Archetype Research Project Archetypes are “An inherited idea or mode of thought in the psychology of C. G. Jung that is derived from the experience of the race and is present in the unconscious of the individual” (archetype). Archetypes are central in all cultures across the world and can provide important lessons and outlooks on the common aspects of human life. The journey, is an archetype in which the main character is in search of some sort of truth and...
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  • Archetypes Optimus Prime - 661 Words
    It is in the Name of Optimus Prime When some people think of a hero, what comes to mind is Optimus Prime. In the film Transformers, Prime is all about power and leadership. Although faced with overwhelming forces of evil from the Decepticons, Optimus Prime surpasses the expectations of his enemies and displays hero, warrior, and chief character archetypes in protecting the planet earth from absolute destruction. The character archetype of a hero is generally the one who embarks on a...
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  • Beowulf: Archetypes rough draft
     Archetypes are used in almost every story ever told. Some may be basic, while others can be more elaborate. The most important archetypes are those used in characters. If one was to compare characters from different tales, no matter the time period in which they were created, a strong similarity would be strikingly apparent. This is because of archetypes. An archetype sets the tone for a certain thing. The archetype of the color white, for instance, is innocence. This causes one to associate...
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  • Archetypes in High School Movies
    David Denby explains the typical high school movies in detail in his article called "High-School Confidential: Notes in Teen Movies". According to Denby, there are three character archetypes in high school movies; the popular girl, the jock, and the outsider. For some reason these movies usually take place around the time of prom, where miss popular expects to be crowned for her…popularity. Denby described the first character type, the popular girl, as usually a tall slender blonde...
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  • A&P Archetype Analasys - 674 Words
    Dondrei Hubbard English 1102 7, Febuary 2013 Archetypal Analysis of “A&P” An archetype is a recurring image, symbol, character or situation. Archetypes are also expressions of universal concepts. The story “A&P” by John Updike is about a young cashier at a local grocery store who is suddenly distracted by three girls that are dressed in bathing suits and look like they don’t belong. As the girls were checking out the store manager lectured the girls about how their attire was...
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  • Archetypes in Taming of the Shrew - 1239 Words
    Taming of the Shrew is a romantic comedy written by William Shakespeare in the 1500’s. It takes place in the city of Padua, presumably during the Italian Renaissance. The major conflict of the play is ‘taming’ a hot-headed woman named Katherine and to overcome the rule her father holds on his two daughters where the eldest marries first. The script brings up a lot of attention in the feminist theory. But, Shakespeare’s play reflects on the archetypes of characters, situations, and symbols. These...
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  • archetypes of edward scissor hands
    Dania Perez Emily Chahede Archetypes of Edward Scissor Hands In the words of Carl Jung, a well-known psychologist, an archetype is “An innate tendency which molds and transforms the individual consciousness. A fact defined more through a drive than through specific inherited contents, images etc.; a matrix which influences the human behavior as well as his ideas and concepts on the ethical, moral religious and cultural levels”(Jung). This research paper provides different archetypes that...
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  • Archetypes of the Lion King - 710 Words
    The Archetypes of the Lion King Simba: Hero or Cold-blooded Murderer? The "unconscious" is a psychological concept that is interpreted differently by many psychologists. Sigmund Freud interprets the unconscious as a place where thoughts, feelings and memories are kept, and cannot easily be brought into the conscious mind. However, some neo-Freudians, such as Carl Jung, thought differently. Jung believed that there was not only a personal unconscious, which is what Freud describes,...
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  • Archetypes of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Richey 1 Katelynn Richey Mr Ricketts AP English Literature and Composition 08 December 2011 Term Paper Carl Jung, an analytical psychologist, stated that “archetypes are a tendency or instinctive trend in the human unconscious to express certain motifs or themes” (“Dreams, Health, Yoga, Mind & Spirit”). In the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, Williams uses many archetypal images and personas, such as the tragic hero or the stern father figure, to convey the...
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  • "Where The Wild Things Are" archetype analysis
    “Where The Wild Things Are” Archetype Analysis The mythological archetypes found in “Where The Wild Things Are” are: Heroic archetypes Hero as a Warrior: Max continuously struggles with the battles between himself and the Wild Things. He leads the Wild Things, and claims that he can destroy anyone who they don’t want to be there. He struggles to settle the groups arguments, but in the end, succeeds. Wanderer: Max gets to know the Wild Things, starts developing a friendship with Carol,...
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  • The Influence of Storytelling Archetypes in Homer’s Odyssey
    The Influence of Storytelling Archetypes in Homer’s Odyssey By Sam Thomas Odysseus' tale of his encounter with the Cyclops, which he recounts to the Phaecians in Book 9 of Homer‘s Odyssey, is one of the most famous stories ever told. It is deeply rooted in the classical literary consciousness and is yet familiar to even those modern readers who have never studied ancient texts. Why does a nearly three-thousand year old piece of epic poetry maintain such an influential presence in modern...
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  • Archetypes on Much Ado About Nothing
    -Jorge Aguilera Mrs. Widener English II Honors 27 April 2012 Archetypes on Much Ado about Nothing Archetypes are defined as universally understood symbols, terms, or behaviors. They are often used in stories to define characters and influence the reader. In David Lindenfeld’s article, “Jungian Archetypes and the Discourse of History,” Carl Jung is accredited with saying that archetypes are like plastic sets of dispositions whose specific manifestations are shaped by culture and situation...
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  • Archetype Analysis in The Catcher in The Rye and Cool Hand Luke
    Archetype Feature Analysis Timed Essay Archetypes were first described by Carl Young because he saw similarities between pieces of literature. There are several archetypes in most stories and many stories may have some of the same archetypes. This is evidently true in the movie Cool Hand Luke and also in the book “The Catcher in the Rye”. Luke, in Cool Hand Luke, and Holden, in The Catcher in the Rye, exhibit similar archetypal features such as the Christ-Figure, the Anti-hero and their...
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  • Archetype Analysis of “an Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce
    The Occurrence of Perception One thing all humans must experience through out life is the uncanny sense of death lingering just around the corner, in dark alleyways, and on the faces of strangers. We all have our own way of coping with the notion that there is an expiration date on our lives, may it be through grievance and fear, or with boldness and aspiration for what is to become of us afterwards. “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce uses the situational archetype of...
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  • The Analysis of “Loser-hero”, “Tragic loser-hero” and “Failed loyalist hero” Archetypes in Japanese Literature
    The Analysis of “Loser-hero”, “Tragic loser-hero” and “Failed loyalist hero” Archetypes in Japanese Literature In the book “Warriors of Japan as Portrayed in the War Tales”, as the title suggests, author Paul Varley studies numerous war tales from hundreds of years of Japanese history, throughout the rise of the samurai warrior culture and the societal change that went along with it. From ancient war tales like the Shōmonki to tales firmly in the medieval times like the Taiheiki, the...
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  • A Critical Lens approach guide
    Name_____________pd____ What’s your lens? Take a look at the image below. Describe what you think it is? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What might determine what you see in the above shape? Is there a right answer? This illustrates the concept of CRITICAL LENSES. A LENS is the perspective we use to interpret and...
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  • Select a main character from "The Jade Peony," by Wayson Choy
    In a 350 to 400-word essay, describe which archetype(s) the character is most similar to. Sek-Lung, third brother from The Jade Peony is an important character because he further develops the themes of belonging and discovery that Choy has introduced in the first two parts of the novel. To achieve this elaboration his character has a wide range of emotions and attributes. Sekky's character archetypes vary from orphan to warrior to wanderer, demonstrating his personal growth. Sekky passes...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird - 457 Words
    Jada Bolden March 25, 2013 3a-English9 To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird is more than just killing a mockingbird. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is a story about the struggle of one man’s effort to combat racism in the South during the Jim Crow Era. This book is also about Scout’s maturation. Scout is a tomboy who represents efforts to alter her behavior in order to make her more socially accepted. An archetype is an original pattern or model from which all things of the...
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  • Lesson Plan - 2814 Words
    Grade Level: 10thth Grade Literature Focus of Unit: NON-FICTION Theme or Title of Unit: Heroes in Reality – What are the differences between hero in reality versus the traditional fictional concept of heroism? Stage 1 – Desired Results Priority Standards: Reading ELACC9-101 ELACC9-10RL2 ELACC9-10RL3 ELACC9-10RL4 ELACC9-10RL5 ELACC9-10RL7 ELACC9-10RL10 Writing ELACC9-10W1:a,c ELACC9-10W2: ELACC9-10W3:a, d, e ELACC9-10W4 ELACC9-1-W5 ELACC9-10W7 ELACC9-1-W9...
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  • Brutus: Archetypal Hero - 1879 Words
    Brutus: Rise of the Tragic Hero William Shakespeare, in his play, Julius Caesar, displays Brutus as the archetypal hero and uses the supporting characters as surrounding archetypes. He supports this by relating Brutus’s characteristics to the traditional hero’s personality, its history, and by creating connections between the evens surrounding and including Brutus to the heroic journey. Shakespeare’s purpose is to create dynamic and relatable characters in order for others to enjoy his play...
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  • Not My Best Side
    “Explain how the poem “not my best side” portrayal of its characters, leads to archetypes being gone against.” This poem is inter-textual in a sense that it is based on the painting “St. George and the Dragon”. It takes a humorous role in portraying each of the characters found in the painting and goes against theirs common archetypes of a dragon, princess and knight. This poem is a parody on the archetypes that the characters of the painting should have, it goes against them completely in a...
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  • My Paper - 1544 Words
    Danielle Hamilton Mr. Lawson World Literature 8 February 2011 Tangled around Archetypes Has one ever realized how many different archetypes are found in movies? An Archetype is “a pattern from which copies can be made, also called the perfect example of something. They can either be characters or situations and symbols” (Lawson). The movie Tangled is about a lost princess named Rapunzel who was kidnapped by Mother Gothel. Rapunzel had a special gift, she had the power of magical hair....
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  • Cale - 103395 Words
    TRANSLATOR'S NOTE chosen by the author from those in his possession (par. 616). Several of the illustrations f or "Concerning Mandala Symbolism," a lso, a re now given in colour. Grateful acknowledgment is made to Mrs. Aniela Jaffe and t o M rs. M argaret S chevill-Link f or t heir kind assistance i n connection w ith t he pi ctures. T he frontispiece w as publ ished i n t he Swiss m agazine Du (April 1955) , w ith t he br ief a rticle by P rofessor Jung on m andalas which is given in the...
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  • Common Magic - 565 Words
    Jennifer Majiski Common Magic The poem ‘Common Magic’ by Bronwen Wallace is about how each person is in their own world, and we are all really alone inside ourselves because of our own memories and perceptions, yet we also need to coexist in a communal world in which we interact. The author also describes the positive and negative sides that make the world perfect such as love, interdependence and society influence. Wallace uses 3 specific literary devices such as; smilies, figurative imagery,...
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  • Bartleby The Scrivener - 1121 Words
    Lissandra Deliz Professor Samyn WIS March 21, 2015 “Bartleby, the Scrivener” The development of our complex modern society has taken shape first in the imagination of its members who, through the establishment of a collective unconscious, build a set of rules and guidelines for survival and perpetuation. The Greeks, masters of many social advances in their time, used their gods as examples to imitate or be wary of interchangeably, demonstrating an understanding of the perpetual duality of...
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  • Role-Playing in Fifth Business
    By examining Fifth Business, it is clear that the characters take part in theatricizing life: they play and cast others into roles founded in archetypes. The characters feel a need to do this because it provides stability in their lives. Playing a role gives a person an identity and purpose so that, even in face of unpredictability, their self-image and future is a given constant. Imposing such roleplaying on the rest of humankind familiarizes the outside world and gives a person an escape from...
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  • Connections between everything is illuminated and into the wild
    Archetypes A common theme in both Into the Wild and Everything is Illuminated is an archetype of this Eden a final destination of journey. For “Alex,” it was his Alaska, for Alex, Jonathan, and Alex’s Grandfather it was Trachimbrod. An Eden in literature is a final destination or state that a character, or set of characters in the case of Everything is Illuminated, strives to achieve or find. Both books have the characters searching for their Eden’s for their own personal reasons. “Alex”...
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  • Lord of the Flies Flag Assignment
    Access this online at tinyurl.com/LOTFFlagProject English Lord of the Flies Flag Assignment Assignment Summary and Description Students will create a flag that best represents Jack's team OR a flag that best represents Ralph's team. Choose 4 items from the list below to include in your flag design. You may incorporate additional elements with teacher permission. Pick 4 from this list: ● Colors that represent the character's persona, mood, or feelings ● Words or phrases that best represent the...
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  • The Grinch - 301 Words
    “ The Grinch who stole Christmas” Archetypal Critique The critical school I chose was archetypical for the "Battle of the Critics." ” “The Grinch who stole Christmas” is full of quite a few archetypal characters, images and themes in the poem. In terms of characters, the antagonist is obviously the Grinch. He is a miserable person and against the happiness of the Who’s in Whoville until the conflicts of the story were resolved at the end. He can show the “bad guy” archetypal, because he...
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  • Literary Analysis: DH Lawrence's The Rocking Horse Winner
     Tormented family relationships stem from a number of occurrences. Jealousy, death, abuse, and many other factors can stress relationships to the point of demise. They can often originate from an individual's character and personality, or further affect it. Much of Lawrence's writing contains the common theme of tormented family relationships. This theme can be seen in the short story The Rocking-Horse Winner through: "the terrible mother" Hester, "the anti-wise man" Oscar Cresswell, and "the...
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  • Essay: Mercy Among the Children
    Mercy Among The Children is a novel written by David Adams Richards of a family under the influence of poverty and a vicious fate put forth on them years before the novel's plot. In this novel a boy who's name is Lyle recaps his life under the misfortune of his grandfather and father. He takes reader's through the heart wrenching struggles and experience's he faces while growing up. At an early age of 7 Lyle explains his frustration towards his father and how he never stands up for what is...
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  • Greek Mythology - 2019 Words
    R. Wier – Gateway College Prep School 1 Summer Reading Assignment: Edith Hamilton’s Mythology Pre-AP English I All students planning to take Pre-AP English I need to read Edith Hamilton’s Mythology in its entirety and complete the following assignment prior to the first day of school. Students should expect to turn in assignments the first day of class for a major grade. Students are responsible for an understanding of the material in the book when school begins as we will have class...
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  • Archetipe presentation - 2527 Words
    Characte archetype - hero Rapunzel overcome many hardships to finally find love and her parents. Character archetype -the villain Gothel is the women who posed as the mother of Rapunzel. She wanted that Rapunzel not the leave her home. Symbolic archetype - Rapunzel's hair: Rapunzel have a magic hair that glows when she sings, it can also heal wounds and manages to achieve eternal youth to whoever touches. Situation archetype - Task Rapunzel's task is to find the way out of the...
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  • Beowulf Character Study - 1009 Words
    Getting “Wiggy” with Beowulf’s Wiglaf: A Character Study “I am Beowulf. I’ve come to kill your monster,” the protagonist declares upon his arrival to Herot, but what about his sidekick Wiglaf? Wiglaf is not even mentioned in the epic poem until the final battle. Set and likely composed sometime during the sixth century, Beowulf is the cornerstone of modern literature and was first recorded on paper sometime in the eighth century. An archetypal story of good versus evil, Beowulf...
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  • Herman Hesse- Siddhartha - 352 Words
    "Joy leaped into his fathers' heart at the thought of his son, this studious boy with his thirst for knowledge"(Hesse 3). siddhartha's father believed that his son was a very intelligent kid, and would make a good Brahmin. siddhartha is extremely knowledgable and is destined to be either a great priest or a teacher. Hesse uses Joseph Campbell's hero journey archetypes to build the frame for siddhartha by describing him to have unusual circumstances of birth, leaving his family to live with...
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  • World lit - blood wedding
    Shit Tits McGee World Lit Paper May 2013 "How does the author use literary techniques in order to keep the social stereotypes of the early 1900’s Spanish society intact?" "Life--that's what they need more than anything else--life." This quote spoken by The Mother is true in Blood Wedding's early spanish society, yet it causes one to question what kind of life is one really living when being succumbed by social stereotypes? In Frederico Garcia Lorca’s tragic play, Blood Wedding, he...
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  • Comparison between "The Matrix" and Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"
    "The Matrix" appears to be a movie of superb cinematography, gravity defying stunts, and an enjoyable, action-filled plot; however, through further analysis, it becomes apparent that it also explicitly parallels Plato's "Allegory of the Cave". In both works, the hero--the chosen, enlightened one--experiences three stages: captivity, enlightenment, and a newfound sense of responsibility. In Plato's "Allegory of the Cave", people have been kept as prisoners in a cave since birth; there they are...
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  • Ashputtle and Devdas - 682 Words
    Jalen Pearson World Literature Mrs. Dhaliwal 4 May 2012 Ashputtle and Devdas are to great topics that I think would be good to write about. I say that because they have similar symbolic archetypes a like. Also both stories have good themes in their stories. Then both of the stories have important symbolic archetypes that were key to know about in each story. In Ashputtle and Devdas they both have Heaven vs. Hell as a symbolic archetype the difference between the two is that in the end...
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  • Baby Chicks - 450 Words
    Right after they hatch, baby chicks know to run away from hawks. Their parents don’t teach them or do anything to help them learn. It is simply instinctual for them to run away from hawks. Humans respond to archetypes in literature just as the chick responds to the hawk, through the “collective unconscious”. One may not know what archetypes are, but can still identify them. Frye explained archetypes as symbols that occur often enough in literature that people can recognize them. Humans...
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  • Commedia Dell Arte - 1428 Words
    Comedia dell’ Arte is a theatre art form dating back to Renaissance Italy. Its attributes and techniques are still used today to create theatre and film productions. Throughout this paper the origins of Commedia dell’ Arte will be discussed and its distinctive traits explored. These include the characters Used, mask work, pantomime (physical comedy) and improvisation. In addition, by using examples from both 16th century Commedia and modern day television I will show how not only was...
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  • The Evil in God - 737 Words
    The Evil in Good “The archetype is a symbolic formula which always begins to function when there are no conscious ideas present, or when conscious ideas are inhibited for internal or external reasons.” In other words, an archetype is the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are copies or representations. A Jungian archetype is a thought pattern that finds worldwide parallels. We have unconsciously molded specific traits to specific characters and turned them into...
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  • A New Type of Hero: the Role of the Anti-Hero in Contemporary Literature and Film
    Wade Evans Instructor Reynolds English 300 19 November 2012 A New Type of Hero: The Role of the Anti-Hero in Contemporary Literature and Film On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred at a Cinemark in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises. A gunman, known as James Holmes, dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades, and shot into the audience with multiple firearms, killing twelve people and injuring fifty-eight others. This was the...
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  • Stages of the Monomyth in the Step Not Taken
    Archetypes are found in the mythology, religion, and stories of all cultures. They are patterns or prototypes that are used time and again. One of the dominant archetypal patterns in literature, film and even video game text is the story of a journey or quest. The pattern was recognized by Joseph Campbell, and is called the monomyth. In the short story “The Step Not Taken” by Paul D’Angelo, the use of this archetypal pattern is evident. The three stages found within the monomyth are separation,...
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  • Analysis "The Step Not Taken"
    Unit 1: Lesson 4 Key Question: “The Step Not Taken” by Paul D’Angelo – Archetypal Theory Analysis An archetype is a pattern or prototype, often applied to storylines, plots, characters, images, symbols and situations. One of the principle archetypal patterns is the monomyth archetype. This is the story of a protagonist’s journey from a state of innocence to one of experience through three stages, separation, struggle, and return and reintegration. In the essay, “The Step Not Taken” written...
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  • Beowulf essay - 1102 Words
    University of Costa Rica LM-1485 British Literature Steven Garita B04091 Using Mythological and Archetypal Criticism Approaches to Beowulf A Synthesis of Mythic Approaches to Beowulf Beowulf; the most important of Old English epic poems, focuses on the Germanic heroic code which so far has been well marked in the mythological world. Therefore, a mythological and archetypal literary approach is applied to Beowulf since the poem hints certain elements that belong to these two...
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  • Myth of A Latin Woman - 516 Words
     “The Myth of the Latin Woman” The set pieces in this essay are the bus, the hotel lobby, and the boat restaurant that Judith visits throughout her journey. At the bus she is being stereotyped as nice, naïve but at the same time as being dumb just for being a Latina. She takes everything with a smile. Even though, this is done in a comic way; which doesn’t seem too harsh but still hurts her feelings because everyone is laughing at her. At the hotel lobby she feels hostile. She is seen by...
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  • Comedy comparison - 410 Words
    There are aspects of mockery in the shows, Jay mocks Mannys sense of style and identity in a light hearted, tongue in cheek, manner, which is in stark contrast to the more cruel and purposeful mockery in Blackadder. Blackadder mocks Prince George’s intelligence or lack of, he also takes advantage of the situation when the Prince is his lesser and subordinate. Modern Family reinforces the stereotypes of a ‘typical’ gay man because Cameron looks and sounds very flamboyant. Cameron is also seen as...
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  • The Nurturer - 319 Words
    Although at first it may seem that because of her caring nature, generous spirit, and self-sacrificing attitude, the nurturer character archetype would be a female; this archetype can apply to men as well. Men become excellent romantic leads in a story when they display the nurturer qualities. The Nurturer’ Positive Qualities: The nurturer is the person people turn to when they need a listening ear, a warm heart, and good advice. She is optimistic and seems able to find the silver lining in...
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  • The Educated Imagination: Chapter 5
    The Spectrums Purpose The fifth chapter of The Educated Imagination, “The Verticals of Adam” by Northrop Frye, explains his feelings about the necessity for children to be exposed to some fundamental texts in the literary spectrum in a certain order to best enable them to understand twentieth century society. The understanding of the Christian Bible, and Greek/Roman mythology are said by Frye to be key factors in how a child will interpret future literature. It is noted by Frye that the bible...
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  • Boar Helmets in Beowulf - 367 Words
    Jacob Lubenow Mr. Kearney Modern Irish Literature 28 January 2013 Boar Helmets Beowulf: A Verse Translation, a story passed on through the centuries in Anglo-Saxon and other Germanic cultures, inherently speaks through archetypes while still holding true to the cultural zeitgeist of the times. In an epic such as Beowulf, where war is a common theme, the archetypal images of weaponry and armory naturally enter the complex allegorical plot line. Specifically, the helmet of Beowulf and the...
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  • Breaking Bad Why Are Audiences Attracted to Anti Heros?
    Literature review Kerri Dock BA TV Why current TV audience are attracted to antiheroes? Looking in to this topic I have found a lot of useful sources that explain why television audiences love antiheroes, looking at the programme braking bad I have found evidence of what makes the viewers attracted to Walter White the anti-hero and why all the way through the programme the audience route for Walter. Reading an article from suite 101 on the rise of television antiheroes it suggests...
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  • The Archetypal Hero Thesis - 276 Words
    Archetypal Hero Thesis The archetypal hero appears in all religions, mythologies and epics of the world in different forms and stories which distinct commonalities can be drawn between each. An archetype is a recurring pattern of character, images, situations or symbols found in mythology, religion, dreams and stories of all cultures that is an expression of the world’s personal and collective unconscious. By that, an archetype is an unlearned tendency to experience things in a certain way....
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  • Analyzing animated films with The Hero’s Journey
    Analyzing animated films with The Hero’s Journey The Hero’s Journey was developed by Chris Vogler, based on the work of Joseph Campbell Analyst: __________________________________________________________________________ _ Film: __________________________________________________________________________ ___ Date Viewed: _______________________________________________________________________ Stage in the Hero’s Journey Film Component Ordinary World The hero’s normal world before the story...
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  • Thor as an Archetypal Hero - 3738 Words
    Thor: Marvel’s Archetypal Breadwinner The greatest stories of all time follow a formula. Along with these formulaic stories emerged characters that are similar in nature, and these characters became known as archetypes. There are many famous archetypes, but perhaps the most famous archetype is the hero. A hero is defined as a protagonist who goes on a quest or a journey to bring about greater good to the universe (Campbell). According to the great American mythologist Joseph Campbell, the...
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  • America's Anti-Hero - 316 Words
    In Stephen Garrett’s article, Why We Love TV’s Anti-Heroes, he shows how the heros of today are different from those of the past because they have changed with the world. The focus has shifted from the flat out hero, to a hero that has everyday issues like everyone else, making the character easier to identify with. Our culture today is enthralled with the anti-hero because the character is realistic to people in our society now, rather than someone who is held up on a pedestal for being...
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  • Stereo Typing in Play Ldp: C & Yp Workforce
    Inclusion is about identifying, understanding and breaking down barriers allowing each child to participate and have a sense of belonging. Inclusion images are important in that it allows everyone to perceive themselves as being equal. The importance of equality and inclusion within the setting of a school or nursery etc, is in the resources available. A wide variety of resources should be made available such as books, dolls, stories, celebration of festival days from different parts of the...
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  • Lens - 430 Words
    Sample Outline of An Essay Which Examines Disney’s Snow White Through a Feminist Lens
 • Introduction • Overview • Brief summary/info about Disney’s Snow White: who wrote script; when it came out; remastering, etc • Thesis: “Snow White is full of rigid gender stereotypes; we deserve a fresh re-telling of this story which makes the protagonist a full being, an active agent with volition, and a complex person rather than a passive, child-like toy of witches and brave princes.”
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  • Edward scissorhands - 311 Words
    Edward is essentially a human except his pair of scissorhands. Before the old man gave Edward the real hands, he died. And Edward lived in the old house alone until a business man found him and brought him to town. He showed his strong ability with his scissorhands and won respect from the citizen. He fell in love with the business man’s daughter Kim and that was jealous by the boyfriend of Kim. He put Edward into struggles. As they were fighting, Edward accidently killed Kim’s boyfriend. Kim...
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  • Analysis of the TV show Dexter
    Word Count: 2,262 Examining Different Hues of Blood Dexter, the ideal killer, the perfect psychopath. The Showtime hit T.V. series Dexter has been much more of a success then its producers could have ever hoped for. With over eight seasons and six million viewers, it has been nominated for twenty-five Primetime Emmy Awards winning four, and ten Golden Globe Awards winning two. The success of this show is a great example of how much the American culture is attracted to two types of heroes...
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  • English - 3862 Words
    Joyce Carol Oates wrote, “reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” This quote more or less sums up the sole main purpose of why many people read fiction. The reasons why a reader likes or dislikes a work of fiction may seem to be random, or even shallow, such as its ability to grab attention or keep a reader hooked with on stereotypical drama. However, when a work is actually examined further, deeper...
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  • Theory of Forms - 625 Words
    Introduction Plato expounded his Theory of Forms over a writing career of some forty years. The theory was being refined over this period and is never fully explained in any one dialogue. Thus, any explanation of the theory, involves piecing together fragments as they appear throughout Plato's writings, and recasting the earlier statements in the light of the metaphysical framework developed in the later works. General Statement of the Theory of Forms The theory basically claims the existence...
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  • journey of a hero - 615 Words
    Eva Kiss The Hero’s Journey The hero’s journey is a series of events where an average or gifted person, goes through a life changing event for themselves or for someone else. The journey is also an archetype that follows a certain format. The journey sends the hero off to find the truth of a situation which will restore harmony to himself or his people. Along the way he undergoes a real or psychological hell and while there discovers the truths he is in search for. This can be applied to not...
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  • Applying Archetypal Analysis in Marketing Research
    Applying Archetypal Analysis in Marketing Research © Paul Riedesel, Action Marketing Research 2008 Archetypal analysis is a mathematical procedure for decomposing a multivariate dataset as a function of a set of underlying archetypes or ideal types. While used for many years in the physical sciences, these methods were first introduced to marketing research practitioners by Louviere and Carson at the 1998 Advanced Research Techniques Forum. Little public use has been made in our field since...
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  • Fairytales - 701 Words
    Discuss the ways in which fairy tales may be seen as either reinforcing gender stereotypes or subverting them, OR to which extent they resist such a simple either/or reading. Make close reference to TWO of the fairy tales studied on the course. Conceptions of gender present in fairy tales arguably remain confined in the archetype of either a ‘murderously jealous cold woman…’ or ‘an innocently sweet girl…’ (Maria Tatar, REF BOOK, 78). Women are either deprived of power in return for a...
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  • Outline Three Problems to Plato's Theory of the Forms (15 Marks)
    Outline three problems to Plato’s Theory of the Forms Aristotle thought that Plato's theory of forms with its two separate realms failed to explain what it was meant to. That is, it failed to explain how there could be permanence and order in this world and how we could have objective knowledge of this world. By separating the realm of forms so radically from the material realm, Plato made it impossible to explain how the realm of forms made objectivity and permanence possible in the material...
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  • Shane by Jack Schaefer - 665 Words
    In Shane by Jack Schaefer, actions and attitudes develop archetypes of two important men. Through their triumphs and failures, Shane is characterized as of a hero and mentor, and Fletcher as a shadow. Shane expresses the qualities of a hero, both physically and mentally. Shane appears in the valley with matching pants and an elegantly worn out coat and a black dress hat. This hero is aristocratic and well dressed in order to convince the reader that he is a mysterious character that has...
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  • Othello and the Cask of Amontillado Speech
    Do the characteristics of villainy exist in all of us? Revenge, betrayal, manipulation are all features of the archetypical villain which convey the flaws in humanity. This idea is demonstrated through Shakespeare’s Iago from Othello and Edgar Allen Poe’s Montresor from The cask of Amontillado, as they play the roles of two evil, back-stabbing characters in which we all learn and love to hate. Through the archetype of the villain, composers explore how humanity needs very little motivation to...
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  • The Devil And Tom Walker - 573 Words
    Common people in all parts of the world hand down folk tales about their particular culture, and during the nineteenth century in Europe, the popularity of these tales increases. Because Washington Irving lives and travels in Europe during this time period, he reads many of these tales, and his interest in rewriting them grows. One of his tales, "The Devil and Tom Walker," meets the criteria of a folk tale by portraying unrealistic events, featuring stereotyped characters, and teaching moral...
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  • The Hero's Journey - 2463 Words
    The Hero’s Journey: Archetypes and The Monomyth 1) ARCHETYPE - From the Greek word “arkhetupos” meaning exemplary or ideal;; an original model or template after which other things are patterned - IN PSYCHOLOGY: Psychologist Carl Jung’s idea of universal archetypes relates to the recurring pattern of beliefs, situations, characters, stories and/or symbols existing around the world in the collective unconscious of humanity - A “Perfect Type” of something upon which...
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  • Consumer Psychology - 841 Words
    · Define consumer psychology. Consumer psychology is the discipline of study that looks at why we buy or use the goods and services we buy, what the impulses are that compel us to buy or use those goods and services, and if we don't, the reasons why we don't. It analyzes motivations, and looks to offer explanations as to consumer choices. It also looks to discover the ways that consumers make decisions, and what influences the decision-making process. A more formal definition is,...
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  • Plato’s Theory of Forms - 2074 Words
    Term paper Plato’s theory of forms “Everything which exist in this world and all things that we see around us are not as they appear to us” this is the core idea behind plato’s theory of forms.From this idea only he moves towards explaining his world of forms or ideas. In his book called THE REPUBLIC he tell us that the “Good”is the end of all endeavour,it is the object on which every heart is...
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  • Plato Theory of Forms - 1100 Words
    Plato's Theory of Forms is not something that is easy to understand. According to him the forms are a class concept that is a perfect example of the form itself. To anyone scanning through the forms they might not grasp the full concept Plato is trying to get across. However, if time is taken to examine Plato's theory it can make sense. For Plato everything has a pure form. If you take any property of an object and separate it from the object itself, you are left contemplating a form. Plato...
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  • Wha Is Cliche - 335 Words
    What Is a Cliché? A cliché can be two things. It can be an overused expression, something that is said a lot that has become some common, it no longer really has any relevance or is even noticed in convrsation. Phrases such as “to this day” or “next thing I knew” are examples of such a cliche, and you often say these phrases without noticing you are doing so. A cliché can also refer to an idea that has come to have special meaning different form its literal meaning. For example, the phrases...
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  • Stereotyping, a Necessary Evil
    Stereotyping, a Necessary Evil Society generates numerous stereotypes this is a fact. Stereotyping is seen in everyday life as well as the class room, work place and court room. As a member of society I engage in stereotyping, not to say I only judge and am judged by others, but I also create my own. Every man has a different path in life witch teaches him his own personal lessons that govern their life. My personal stereotypes are products of my experiences, which I use. Why Society...
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  • LAStrada bae - 285 Words
    Celina Vazquez Honors English 10 Mr. Tlumack 19 December 2013 Comparing “La Strada” and “Of Mice and Men” bae is bae and i love to ype a lot i relally love typiing typin is life Celina Vazquez Honors English 10 Mr. Tlumack 19 December 2013 Comparing “La Strada” and “Of Mice and Men” Many books and films share similar archetypal qualities, an example of that being Fellini’s La Strada and Steinback’s Of Mice and Men. The complicated archetypal symbolism, journeys, and types of...
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  • Holden Caulfield - Catcher In The Rye
    Essay – Holden Caulfield is the archetypal 20th Century anti-hero. Discuss. Holden Caulfield is a typical anti-hero from the 20th century who features as the main character from the novel, Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger. The young teenage boy says that he wants to be the one who stands at the bottom of the cliff and catch the children that are playing in the Rye that may run off the edge accidently. This is a dream, not reality however it indicates that Holden is desperate to preserve...
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  • Characterization - 805 Words
    Characters are the people who inhabit a story. They must be motivated, consistent, and plausible to be classified as true characters. In "Everyday Use" and "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," the authors explore of characterization. Both of the short stories have stock characters such as Grandma Dee from "Everyday Use and John from "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," but the characters that spark the most interest are the round characters such as Dee and Mrs. Weatherall. In "Everyday Use"...
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  • Alice as an Archetypal Hero - 655 Words
    Hannah A. Mercado IV Narra Literature Alice in Wonderland is a renown classic written by Lewis Carroll from 1865. While on a boat party, Lewis told tales to three children for entertainment. One of the children, Alice, was enamored by the story and requested that he write it down. This is what inspired the story. It is whimsical and caters to children’s delight and to some readers it is confusing at most. To better understand the tale, we will breakdown Alice’s character as an archetypal hero....
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  • The Welcom Table Symbolism - 952 Words
    The Quest to Walk and Talk with Jesus Dennis Taylor ENG 125 Professor Daw March 27, 2012 The Quest to Walk and Talk with Jesus Myth transcends time, bringing together the past and the present and reaching toward the future through spiritual aspirations. Although every culture has its own distinctive mythology, myths take their specific shapes from the cultural environments in which they grow. Myth is, in the general sense, universal. Furthermore, similar ideas or themes may be found...
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  • I'm Working On My Charm
    “I’m Working on My Charm” by Dorothy Allison “I’m Working on My Charm” written by Dorothy Allison is a story of a southern girl at a party consisting of Yankees. It brings her back to the time when she was sixteen and working at a counter with her mother. Her mother had taught her the tricks of being a well-tipped waitress while serving to a variety of customers. The waitresses each played a game where they would guess the tip their customer would give before ordering. Yankees were the most...
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  • Harry Potter and the Hilosopher's Stone Is a Modern Myth
    Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone: Myth or Not? Mythology is all around us. Myths can be found in the books, magazines, billboards, advertisements and probably even in that movie everyone’s talking about and you are dying to watch. Myths shaped the world we live in today and affect all sorts of media in ways we can’t imagine. If you’re wondering how a bunch of stories ancient civilizations made up to make sense of the world could be connected to anything in the modern world, you’re...
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  • Archetypal Characters - 649 Words
    Mythology P1 Archetypal Characters As humans we make mistakes, but the real power is learning from our mistakes. Often we can learn from others mistakes that way we don’t have to feel the pain ourselves to understand why we shouldn’t do something or be a certain way. Also we can learn from history and past mistakes that lead them into bad times and disputes. From literature we learn morals and lessons through the characters position. “We live with our archetypes, but can we live in...
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  • Explain Plato's Theory of the Forms
    Explain Plato’s Theory of ‘Forms’ Plato’s theory of the forms can simply be described as metaphysical existences which are found in a different world from the physical world; the realm of forms. There is only one form of everything and it exists in this world of forms, everything else is just a copy. Ideas are perfect, the copies are imperfect. The forms themselves, according to Plato, are everlasting and eternal. For instance, the idea of beauty remains consistent and unchanging. Instead,...
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  • Character Analysis of Taylor Geer - the Bean Tree
    Taylor Greer Taylor Greer is gutsy and practical. She views her hometown as stifling and tiny, and she decides she wants to avoid the trap of an early pregnancy and make her escape to a more interesting life. Taylor’s spirited, quirky voice shapes the novel. She perceives things in an original fashion, communicating her wonder at the customs and landscape of the Southwest with unusual metaphors and folksy language. Taylor settles in Tucson, Arizona, because its landscape strikes her as...
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  • Melodrama Exam - 526 Words
    Year Ten Drama Melodrama Name: _____________________ Teacher:________________ Unit Title: Melodrama Length: 8 weeks Assessment: Exam Time: One Double lesson Due Date: ______________ TASK Watch the section of video and answer the attached questions in the spaces provided Conditions You must: - Study the characteristics of melodrama in class and home time, previous to the day of the exam. - Complete your answers in the time given....
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  • Jungs View of Religion - 1013 Words
    Explain Jung understands of religion? (30 marks) I will be explaining Jung understands and his views of religion. Jung first starts with the key concept of the mind which is the three concepts of consciousness – consciousness, personal unconsciousness and the collective consciousness. Consciousness is where we actively make decisions and choices. The thoughts are based on a sensory experience e.g. the things we see, smell, hear, touch and taste. These are directly accessible. The personal...
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