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What are examples of archetypal stories?

What are examples of archetypal stories?

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  • Overcoming the Monster.
  • Rags to Riches.
  • The Quest.
  • Voyage and Return.
  • Comedy.
  • Tragedy.
  • Rebirth.

What is the main archetypal story?

Archetypal stories are the deep level of our personal life story amplified through imagination, leading us to discover the universal drama that is the sum of our everyday attitudes, behaviors, and patterns. “StoryWell is the symbol of that mysterious well of human potential, where our possibilities live.”

What is the most popular archetype?

Here’s a list of some of the most commonly found archetypes in literature.

  • The Hero. Summary: The hero is always the protagonist (though the protagonist is not always a hero).
  • The Mentor. Summary: The mentor is a common archetype in literature.
  • The Everyman.
  • The Innocent.
  • The Villain.

How do you write an archetypal story?

Here’s how.

  1. Study Up on the Story Archetypes. If you aren’t sure whether Beauty and the Beast is a Rebirth plot or a Tragedy, study up on the categories.
  2. Understand Your Story in Terms of a Power Struggle.
  3. Start With Character.
  4. Use the Rule of Three.
  5. Get Stuck Before You Look At Archetypes A Second Time.

What archetype is the Joker?

As an archetype the Joker is a Trickster – he disobeys societies rules and conventional behavior. He is a shapeshifter, a clown, he is the best class of criminal that Gotham has ever seen.

What archetype is Hermione?

Hermione is described as an enabler and an assistant in their essay. Campbell also mentions the archetypal female helper in relations to the male hero. But he assigns more importance to her than Heilman and Donaldson do. She becomes the protector, as well.