Morales 2341 Spring 2015 Class TTH discussion

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Lillian Morales (LillianMorales) | 41 comments Mod
Archetypes are figures or patterns recurring in works of the imagination, and can be divided into three categories.

Archetypal characters include (but are not limited to): the hero, the villain, the outcast, the femme fatale, and the star-crossed lovers.

Archetypal situations include (but are not limited to): the quest, the journal, death and rebirth, and the task.

Archetypal symbols and associations include polarities: light/dark, water/desert, height/depth, spring/winter.

For this discussion, you will post 1 example of an Archetypal character, 1 example of an Archetypal situation, and 1 example for an Archetypal symbol based on you knowledge of myths, films, books, cartoons, sitcoms, art, music, etc. You must describe each example and explain how they relate to the whole work.

Ex. An example of an archetypal character is Pony Boy in the film The Outsiders. He is a young man from a very poor area. He is described in the film as a greaser and hangs out with other greasers. People treat them like they are scum. This archetype allows us to understand that the outsiders are of often misunderstood and a product of bigger issue in society.


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Maria Garcia | 57 comments Cinderella is an example of an archetypal character because she is a poor girl taken in by her evil step-mother after the death of her father where she was abused by her and her step-sisters. Cinderella longs for a better life with hopes of finding her Prince Charming. In this fairly-tale romance, the Fairy Godmother represents the archetypal symbol as she is the one who puts Cinderella out of her miserable life, if only for an evening and soon thereafter, prevails over her wicked step- family carried away by her gallant prince.


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Ricardo Mendez | 63 comments In the film Star Wars, Luke Skywalker is an example of a hero archetype character. He is on a quest to save Princess Leia, help the rebellion destroy the death star, and defeat Darth Vader and the evil Empire. The symbolic archetype in Star Wars is the fight between good and evil (light/dark). Darth Vader and The Empire represent evil (dark) and Luke and The Rebellion Represent the good (light).


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Yadira Estrada | 48 comments Lillian wrote: "Archetypes are figures or patterns recurring in works of the imagination, and can be divided into three categories.

Archetypal characters include (but are not limited to): the hero, the villain, ..."

The Lion King, is a great example of an archetypal character because Simba who leaves his kingdom after his father's Mufasa death, he becomes the hero. Simba, goes back to his kingdom to regain the throne that his father had left after he was killed to save his land and animals from the evil Scar his uncle. Simba defeats Scar from his kingdom, so now he is back in his throne to rebuild his land as the king of Prideland.


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Jaime Gonzalez | 25 comments Batman is an example of an archetypical character. He's a rich man who dedicates himself to fighting crime (protecting society) with a variety of gadgets. Archetype situation: In the book The Scarlet Letter, it focuses on the battle of purity against sin (the effects of good and evil.) An example of an Archetype symbol would be from the movie Lion King, when Simba is passed out in the desert after the death of his father and is rescued by Timon and Pumba who take him to a paradise filled with waterfalls and other water sources.


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Perla Pantoja | 17 comments Movie- Wreck-it Ralph is an example of a archetypal character.He is the villain in an arcade game just because he destroys the cities buildings with his huge hands and his opponent Fix-it Felix is always the hero because he fixes everything. Wreck-it Ralph rebels against his role because he is tired of being seen as the villain. The archetypal situation is that Wreck-it Ralph is in a quest to find who he really is. It mainly shows us how people are given labels of good/bad but sometimes their is more to them.


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Jesus Medina | 37 comments In the film Blind Side, Leigh Anne Tuohy seems to be the hero. But in really it is Michael Oher who is an example of a hero archetype character. He is in a battle between dark and light, good and evil. He is from a bad neighborhood that if he stayed there he would never do much of himself, even end up dead. Ms. Tuohy is the one that takes him in to help him but it is his choice to stay or leave. If he doesn’t stay he could end up dead (dark/evil). If he stays he will do something good of his life (light/good). He was the one that needed to make the changes in his life and in the process changed the Tuohy’s life as well.


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Eric Campos | 19 comments In the film The Godfather, Michael Corleone is the son of a mob boss in New York City. He is a former college student and a war veteran. He is seen as an outcast because he is different than his brothers and he has no interest in participating in the family business. As certain events take place, he is dealt the hand to take his fathers place as head of the family. The film show that even though sometimes you try to go a different route, you are who you are in this world and you should embrace it.


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Arlette.Cortez | 72 comments An example of an archetypal character is Princess Anna she is playing the role of the hero when she starts her journey on going after her sister Queen Elsa so she can bring back summer. After, Queen Elsa accidently brought endless winter to her kingdom she went and hide on the mountains. Along the journey Anna met a snowman name Olaf who was made by Queen Elsa which for me it represents some kind of hope that Queen Elsa is not a bad person she can also make good thing with her power. Another archetypal symbol would be the endless winter and bringing back summer. The endless winter represent a life full of sadness and coldness which nobody is used too, and when they bring back summer it reflects on how the warmth of love can make the a cold heart melt and loved. This archetype also allows us to understand that true love doesn't always have to be from a prince charming. True love truly comes from family which in this case was the sisters caring for each other.


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Eric | 75 comments There is a video game titled Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. The protagonist is a little boy named Oliver. He falls into the heroic archetype within this story. He is a normal little boy who loses his mother in a tragic accident while she rescues Oliver from drowning. While he grieves, his stuffed doll, named Mr. Drippy, a sidekick archetype, comes to life, and explains that the alternate world where he is from and Oliver’s world are connected. For every person in this world, there is a “soulmate” in the other. He explains that if something terrible happened to his mother in Oliver’s world, her soulmate in his world must be in trouble. Mr. Drippy convinces Oliver to journey to his world to locate his mother’s soulmate, save her, and in turn, bring his mother back. In Oliver’s adventures, he encounters various characters that he helps along the way. The archetypal symbols played against each other in this story are the universal themes of heartbreak and virtue. There is a wizard named Shadar, the villain archetype that is literally stealing certain virtues from people’s hearts. The wizard takes enthusiasm, kindness, courage, restraint, belief, confidence, love, or ambition, leaving the people “heartbroken”. That is the term used in the story for the underlying problems plaguing the wizard’s victims. Whether it is a king, lacking kindness with his subjects or a wife lacking belief in her husband, Oliver sets out to restore these missing virtues, restoring people’s hearts. Oliver never hesitates to help others in need, all the while, dealing with the heartbreak of losing his mother, making this little boy a remarkable hero.


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Miguel | 42 comments In Shakespeare's written tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" the protagonists are an example of archetypal characters. External forces are running against their relationship, and their love is hurting them and others around them. Their paths never crossed and their lives ended tragically which make them star-crossed lovers.


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Jaqueline Chapa | 71 comments In the film Howl's Moving Castle, Sophie Hatter is the archetypal hero. She is a young woman who doesn't believe she is beautiful. When the Witch of the Waste puts a curse on her that turns her into a very old woman, Sophie faces the task of reverting the curse, after which she is able to fall in love with herself and become beautiful. The archetypal symbol in this film is Sophie's hair as it remains gray even after Sophie is able to revert the curse. Her gray hair symbolizes the simultaneous gain of self-worth and wisdom.


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Gilbert Salinas (GilbertAngelo) | 47 comments In the Film Donnie Darko, Donnie is the archetypal character playing the hero. The Character Donnie Darko played by Jake Gyllenhaal, is set on a task. Donnie doesn’t realize his task until the end of the film until he realizes he is in a tangent universe capable of collapsing upon itself thus creating a black hole capable of destroying the primary universe as well. The beginning of the movie is set in the primary universe until “Frank” lures Donnie out of his room saving him from a jet engine crushing him which lands on top of his house directly on his room. The next twenty eight days are set in the tangent universe where Donnie falls in love with the new girl in town. On the twenty eighth day which is Halloween in the film, Donnie and his friends attempt to sneak in to an old house where they expect to find clues to the secrets of time travel. In this process they are crossed by some classmates who are trying to rob the house. They begin to scuffle and out of nowhere Gretchen, Donnie’s girlfriend is hit by a car driven by none other than “Frank”. Donnie shoots “Frank” dead out of rage and progresses home with his loved ones desist body and realizes the vortex in the sky and understands the tangent universe is about to collapse. Donnie then realizes he must set things straight even if it means sacrificing himself. He sends the jet engine trough the vortex into the primary universe destroying him and ultimately brining balance to the universe. Brining balance to the universe is Donnie’s task which is the situational archetypal as well as Death and Rebirth God and Science are the archetypal polarities.


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Christa Lopez | 24 comments Within Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” trilogy we are introduced to the supporting lead character whose nickname is “Four”. Four is an example of Carl Jung's archetypal character of the shadow. The shadow is basically the unconscious repressed part of a person’s personality. The Shadow symbolizes the part of ourselves that we tend to deny exists, such as an evil side or a weak side, projected onto other objects or beings. At first we see that Four is disciplined, serious, chillingly accurate with a knife and gun, and very private about his life even with his friends. It is not until towards the end of the first book where we explore his innermost fears through a virtual simulation that we begin to understand the struggle that he keeps locked within him. Four escaped a lifetime of physical abuse from his father as a child by adopting a new way of life in a new part of their society; where he learned to become a dauntless soldier. Four knows that he is a very talented fighter and marksman and is looked up to by his peers, but he also fears that about himself; his immeasurable capacity to kill. In addition to this Four also fears becoming like his father Marcus, he is haunted by his father’s cruelty and the fact that he easily caused his own son so much pain. When the simulation is over Four confesses that--although he does not want to become anything like his father and that he is afraid of his ability to kill--somewhere in the dark corner of his mind he enjoys what he does. He is proud that he can finally defend himself, and he relishes that feeling in knowing that now he can make someone else hurt just like he once did. The fear simulation is the symbol for Four's shadow archetype, because it allows us to go into the deep corners of his mind. This repressed subconscious that we see four openly acknowledge is the archetype of the shadow. He keeps this part of himself restrained by being calm and reserved, but his shadow of fear will always be a part of who he is.


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Jessica Perez | 72 comments In the film Hercules, Hercules is the son of Zeus and Hera who our immortal Gods. Unfortunately, Hercules was kidnapped by Pain and Panic some evil demons, which causes him to lose his immortality. In order to regain his immortality back he is faced with the task of becoming a "true hero". Hercules trains with his mentor Phil, after mastering his fighting skills, he will face anything that comes in his way of his goal. Even though he defeats many monsters he has not become immortal. Until, he sacrifices himself for Megs life which makes him the ultimate "hero."


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ChristinaMarie Kiesert | 59 comments In the film “Spiderman”, Peter Parker is an example of a hero archetype character that saves the city while the Green Goblin tries to destroy it as well as the people that Peter cares about the most. The Green Goblin plays the role of the villain who doesn’t give up on his task which is intending to destroy what he thinks is his. He also tries to kill a lot of people which then is what brings in Spiderman to save the lives of many and the city itself. The Green Goblin is in the dark polarity since he is the bad guy and Peter (Spiderman) is the light because he represents a “good figure”. He puts himself at risk each time the Green Goblin attempts to ruin everything. Spiderman saves the girl he loves countless times, which ends up later being his girlfriend. Although the Green Goblin kills Uncle Ben, Spiderman grieves about it, but it only makes him stronger to defeat the villain for revenge. In the other Spiderman chapters, the story is reversed. Peter Parker turns into the evil character because he wants to become stronger. He is carried away from how powerful he is that he forgets he is losing the one he loves, Mary Jane.


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Jesus M Manzanares | 64 comments In the film Here Comes The Boom, the archetypal character is named scott voss. He is a biology teacher that has lost his passion for teaching. He finds out that the music teacher, who is his friend is going to loose his job because the school does not have enough funds for the music program. He starts fighting in mix martial art fightsto earn enoough money to fund the music program. When he was getting ready to fight in an ultimate fighting champiionship fight, Scott found out that Robert Elkins, who was the vice principle had stolen the money that he had raised for the music program. Scott Voss was forced to win the UFC fight so that the school could keep the music program. He became a hero after he won the fight and earned the necessary amount to keep the music program. This archetypal helps us understand the struggle that they went thru to obtain the money that was needed to save his friend's job.


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Yuri Sandoval | 64 comments In the movie The Lost Boys, David ( Kiefer Sutherland ) was the villain being the leader of a gang of vampires. The archetype situation is the battle between Good and Evil. Two brothers who are new in town, battling against a pack of vampires. The oldest brother gets more involved because he falls in love with a lovely girl name Star, who is in a relationship with David. This movie symbolizes light/dark between the combat to strive and conquer evil.


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Risa.Garcia | 33 comments Felix Salten's literary work, "Bambi, A Life in the Woods", offers many great examples of archetypes throughout it's story line. It is obvious to the readers' eyes that Bambi portrays an archetypal character through his undeniable heroism. Throughout the story, Bambi is faced with hardships within himself as well as struggles he faces along with his herd, in which he overcomes with great dignity. Bambi's quest, to lead his mate to safety from a forest fire believed to have been started by the hunters searching for the herd, is an example of an archetypal situation. Although there are many archetypal symbols throughout this literary piece, a strong example of an archetypal symbol can be referred to as "the circle of life". After surviving a harsh Winter while overcoming other obstacles, Spring brings many blessings for Bambi, his herd, and other characters, including new life foreshadowing hope for their future. The archetypes in "Bambi, A Life in the Woods" enables us as readers to relate to human-like experiences on a more simple basis; this can help readers understand their own personal hardships and surroundings.


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Joanna | 60 comments In the Bible the story of The Parable of the Lost Son, the youngest son can be seen as the dark one. The archetype situation is that he ask his father for his part of the property and left. He spent everything he had and had nothing to eat, so he decided to go back to his father and tell him his has sinned and is no longer worthy. The father welcomed him making him a big party while to his oldest son, who never left his side, never had a party. His father tells the oldest that his youngest brother was dead, and now he is alive. This archetype symbolizes how our mistakes makes us dead and once we learn from them we live the real life.


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Janetrendon | 70 comments In the movie "mean girls" Cady is the archetype, because she was the outcast, then she befriends two people who are considered losers, Janice and George at their school. The school is run by a clique called the plastics; the queen bee is Regina George. Cady’s new friends have this great idea of making her one of the plastics, so Cady becomes Regina’s “friend”, meanwhile the whole time Cady is secretly sabotaging her. The archetype situation is when Janice and George set up these wicked schemes to take Regina down without her knowing for example getting her fat and for Cady to steal her boyfriend. Once things become haywire at school because of the release of a burn book, Cady decides to go back to her neutrality and make amends with everyone. All this happens at the school prom during spring time. This is an archetype symbol, because spring time is a time when the sun starts to shine and the cold goes away, it gets warm and sunny and the flowers start to blossom. In the movie Cady makes sure everyone gets along and that everyone is equal throughout the school.


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Yuri Sandoval | 64 comments Jesus wrote: "In the film Blind Side, Leigh Anne Tuohy seems to be the hero. But in really it is Michael Oher who is an example of a hero archetype character. He is in a battle between dark and light, good and e..."

Haven't seen this movie, but sounds like a good example how to overcome the bad. Seems like there is always someone there to help and its up to that person to do the right thing or stay within the bad. I enjoy a movie where there is hero to wins the battle of the bad.


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Janetrendon | 70 comments Jesus wrote: "In the film Here Comes The Boom, the archetypal character is named scott voss. He is a biology teacher that has lost his passion for teaching. He finds out that the music teacher, who is his friend..."
This sounds like an interesting story line. It shows sacrifices and discipline, because martial arts is a very disciplined sport. I see the motivation and pressure to win and be the hero, when you mentioned that Voss had just found out the money for the music program had been stolen had been stolen and he needs to win o earn all the money back, and that is what he did.


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Janetrendon | 70 comments Eric wrote: "There is a video game titled Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. The protagonist is a little boy named Oliver. He falls into the heroic archetype within this story. He is a normal little boy who..." This story line is rather intriguing with gripping detail. This is a perfect example of Oliver being the archetype character in this situation, from loosing his mom and then becoming the healer when it comes to restoring people's belief's, virtue and love. Mr. Drippy is a good mentor/archetype character in this story and fits well with Oliver.


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Lillian Morales (LillianMorales) | 41 comments Mod
Maria wrote: "Cinderella is an example of an archetypal character because she is a poor girl taken in by her evil step-mother after the death of her father where she was abused by her and her step-sisters. Cinde..."

Awesome Example!


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Lillian Morales (LillianMorales) | 41 comments Mod
Jesus wrote: "In the film Blind Side, Leigh Anne Tuohy seems to be the hero. But in really it is Michael Oher who is an example of a hero archetype character. He is in a battle between dark and light, good and e..."

She could be the Mentor archetype.


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Lillian Morales (LillianMorales) | 41 comments Mod
Eric wrote: "There is a video game titled Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. The protagonist is a little boy named Oliver. He falls into the heroic archetype within this story. He is a normal little boy who..."

I don't know much about video games, but I like that you stepped out of the film genre.


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Lillian Morales (LillianMorales) | 41 comments Mod
Jaqueline wrote: "In the film Howl's Moving Castle, Sophie Hatter is the archetypal hero. She is a young woman who doesn't believe she is beautiful. When the Witch of the Waste puts a curse on her that turns her int..."

This is one of my favorite movies. I never thought of him as a hero. I only looked at him from a psychoanalytic perspective.


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Lillian Morales (LillianMorales) | 41 comments Mod
Jesus wrote: "In the film Here Comes The Boom, the archetypal character is named scott voss. He is a biology teacher that has lost his passion for teaching. He finds out that the music teacher, who is his friend..."

This is a funny movie. He is an unlikely hero.


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Yadira Estrada | 48 comments Yuri wrote: "In the movie The Lost Boys, David ( Kiefer Sutherland ) was the villain being the leader of a gang of vampires. The archetype situation is the battle between Good and Evil. Two brothers who are new..."

Yuri, I haven't seen the movie but with your discussion it makes me wants to see it. I love good and evil situations.


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Jessica Perez | 72 comments Arlette.Cortez wrote: "An example of an archetypal character is Princess Anna she is playing the role of the hero when she starts her journey on going after her sister Queen Elsa so she can bring back summer. After, Quee..."

Just recently saw this movie. I agree just because Queen Elsa is freezing the kingdom doesn't mean shes a bad person. She has good heart and is being misunderstood by everyone.


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Jessica Perez | 72 comments Gilbert wrote: "In the Film Donnie Darko, Donnie is the archetypal character playing the hero. The Character Donnie Darko played by Jake Gyllenhaal, is set on a task. Donnie doesn’t realize his task until the end ..."

I agree with you. Donnie Darko sacrifices his life to set balance in the universe making him a hero.


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Maria Garcia | 57 comments Eric wrote: "In the film The Godfather, Michael Corleone is the son of a mob boss in New York City. He is a former college student and a war veteran. He is seen as an outcast because he is different than his br..."
Hello Eric,this a good point that you make.It is hard to get away from family that people are born into.These are cards people are dealt with although they try to get away from it they are always involved and the ones who end up hurt.


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Maria Garcia | 57 comments Joanna wrote: "In the Bible the story of The Parable of the Lost Son, the youngest son can be seen as the dark one. The archetype situation is that he ask his father for his part of the property and left. He spen..."

Joanna wrote: "In the Bible the story of The Parable of the Lost Son, the youngest son can be seen as the dark one. The archetype situation is that he ask his father for his part of the property and left. He spen..."
Hello Joanna, In this brief example that you have made it seems to me that people should not lie about anything because we never know when the actual true might arise.And as for the oldest brother being jealous it seems as if the father had more faith and trust for him therefore maybe the father took for granted his eldest son for always being their by his side. Sometimes people need to hit rock bottom in order to realize who is really their to help in good and bad times. And a fathers love will always be their.


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Eric | 75 comments Jaqueline wrote: "In the film Howl's Moving Castle, Sophie Hatter is the archetypal hero. She is a young woman who doesn't believe she is beautiful. When the Witch of the Waste puts a curse on her that turns her int..."

I have been wanting to see this animated film. I know it has received a few awards. I liked the meaning you arrived at in regards to her hair color. I wonder if I'll arrive at the same conclusion.


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Eric | 75 comments Jessica wrote: "In the film Hercules, Hercules is the son of Zeus and Hera who our immortal Gods. Unfortunately, Hercules was kidnapped by Pain and Panic some evil demons, which causes him to lose his immortality...."

Hercules has to be one of the most enduring quintessential hero's of all time. He is definitely a perfect example of the hero archetype.


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Jaime Gonzalez | 25 comments Perla wrote: "Movie- Wreck-it Ralph is an example of a archetypal character.He is the villain in an arcade game just because he destroys the cities buildings with his huge hands and his opponent Fix-it Felix is ..."

Hello Perla, although I haven't seen the movie, I did watch the trailer on YouTube to get a brief overview of the movie. I totally agree with what you said about Wreck-it Ralph. Good example.


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Jesus Medina | 37 comments Christina wrote: "In the film “Spiderman”, Peter Parker is an example of a hero archetype character that saves the city while the Green Goblin tries to destroy it as well as the people that Peter cares about the mos..."
I totally agree with you Spiderman is a great example of a hero. He does everything in his power to safe lives and the city. Even though he goes a little into the dark side he finds his way back to the light to continue fighting against evil.


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Jesus Medina | 37 comments Eric wrote: "There is a video game titled Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. The protagonist is a little boy named Oliver. He falls into the heroic archetype within this story. He is a normal little boy who..."

Don't know much about this game but it seems that he is a good example of a hero. Lots of the games have the hero character, I believe that is what makes the games interesting.


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Gilbert Salinas (GilbertAngelo) | 47 comments Joanna wrote: "In the Bible the story of The Parable of the Lost Son, the youngest son can be seen as the dark one. The archetype situation is that he ask his father for his part of the property and left. He spen..."

Great example and explanation.


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Erick Adrian  Lopez | 55 comments There’s a video game called Fallout 3, with tells the story of a new born baby and his father. The story takes place in a post nuclear war situation, inside of a nuclear safe “Vault “. There, people can live safe isolated from the outside world. During the game you become a new born baby in which you see him growing up along with his father’s guidance. When the player’s character reaches his teens, his father disappears from the vault leaving no answers for the young man. Apparently his father had killed someone inside of o the vault. The player character is forced to leave the vault because of the situation, everyone inside hates him now. As soon he gets out of the vault, he goes in search for his father. Troughs his journey, he finds out that the world is now dominated by the “Enclave” army. All remaining natural resources such as purified water are now controlled by the enclave army. As the game goes you end up joining the “Brotherhood of Steel “a quasi-religious technological army which only purpose is to restore the planet. Along the way, you asked to find several artifacts for the creation of a massive water purifier. During the journey the young man struggles for survival, fighting the enclave, mutant creatures and rebels people. The entire worlds seem to be against the young kid during his journey for his father. As the game goes the young man eventually collects the artifacts and puts the giant purification to work, giving place to a much more better world. The video game character could be seen as an example of Archetypal, since the character helps and succeeds in the construction of a water purified. This could not be achieved without the courage of the young boy.


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ChristinaMarie Kiesert | 59 comments Miguel wrote: "In Shakespeare's written tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" the protagonists are an example of archetypal characters. External forces are running against their relationship, and their love is hurting them ..."

I completely agree with you Miguel. Romeo and Juliet are a great example of archetypal characters, such that they had to fight for their love.


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ChristinaMarie Kiesert | 59 comments Jessica wrote: "In the film Hercules, Hercules is the son of Zeus and Hera who our immortal Gods. Unfortunately, Hercules was kidnapped by Pain and Panic some evil demons, which causes him to lose his immortality...."

Hercules is an awesome example of an archetype character since he has to become a hero and has to regains those skills.


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Arlette.Cortez | 72 comments Christina wrote: "In the film “Spiderman”, Peter Parker is an example of a hero archetype character that saves the city while the Green Goblin tries to destroy it as well as the people that Peter cares about the mos..."

Hey Christina, yes I agree with you Spiderman would be a good example of a hero. Archetype character. As well as The Green Goblin is a good example of the villain. Although you forgot to put some archetypal symbols. For example, to me not only does the dead of uncle Ben makes Spiderman stronger put also having that intense love for Mary Jane keeps Peter going and helps him defeat The Green Goblin. I also like how you mention that, “In other Spiderman chapters the story is reverse and Peter turns evil because he wants to become stronger,” and from my point of view that is part of life. Sometimes you have to change your ways a little and stop being so nice to others because people would end up taking advantage. At the end of your paragraph you also mention how he is losing the ones he loves and from my point of view it seems that love in this movie symbolize a lot. Love is what keeps Spiderman being good and gives him strength to defeat The Green Goblin.


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Perla Pantoja | 17 comments Yadira wrote: "Lillian wrote: "Archetypes are figures or patterns recurring in works of the imagination, and can be divided into three categories.

Archetypal characters include (but are not limited to): the her..."

Great way to respond. The character you choose does become a hero after he returns to beat his fears and fight for what is his.


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Arlette.Cortez | 72 comments Janetrendon wrote: "In the movie "mean girls" Cady is the archetype, because she was the outcast, then she befriends two people who are considered losers, Janice and George at their school. The school is run by a cliq..."

Hey Janet, I totally agree with everything you said. You have a perfect archetype character, and situation. Although you forgot to mention the villain which for me it would have to be Regina. I also love the way you explain the archetype symbol with winter and spring I had never seen that point of view before.


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Perla Pantoja | 17 comments Jesus wrote: "In the film Blind Side, Leigh Anne Tuohy seems to be the hero. But in really it is Michael Oher who is an example of a hero archetype character. He is in a battle between dark and light, good and e..."
Great respond but both of the are heroes. She is mainly the hero for taking in a person that's fighting between good/evil.


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Alexa Trevino | 37 comments Ricardo wrote: "In the film Star Wars, Luke Skywalker is an example of a hero archetype character. He is on a quest to save Princess Leia, help the rebellion destroy the death star, and defeat Darth Vader and the ..."
Ricardo, I read your response and understood Star Wars for the first time because you broke it down so well. The only thing I have to mention is that when you said Luke was on "a quest" you forgot to point out that that was the archetype situation he was facing.


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Alexa Trevino | 37 comments Yadira wrote: "Lillian wrote: "Archetypes are figures or patterns recurring in works of the imagination, and can be divided into three categories.

Archetypal characters include (but are not limited to): the her..."

Yadira, I loved your choice of film, its one of my favorites. I just wanted to mention that after Mufasa's death, Simba goes through the archetype situation of rebirth and begins the journey to complete the task of defeating his uncle scar.


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Risa.Garcia | 33 comments Arlette.Cortez wrote: "An example of an archetypal character is Princess Anna she is playing the role of the hero when she starts her journey on going after her sister Queen Elsa so she can bring back summer. After, Quee..."

Hello Arlette, I absolutley fell in love with the movie Frozen. Therefore reading the way you analyzed this literay piece, definitely caught my attention! I agree with you that because of Princess Anna's heroism to save her sister and their kingdom, she is the strongest example of an archetypal character throughout this piece of literature. On another note, I had never thought of Olaf in the perspective you stated; I never thought of him symbolizing hope. I appreciated your outlook on Olaf symbolizing that good things can come from something that seems to be bad.


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