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Saturday, October 17, Archetypal and Post Modern Criticism In my opinion, an archetype is not a stereotype, as the archetype acts as a model in which a story is formed from.
It is by no means the story itself. To me, the word stereotype implies a general, fixed and oversimplified idea of something. Archetypes provide a solid foundation in which to paint various stories.
Though many archetypes are reoccurring in literature, film, art and mythology, such as the archetypes of good, evil, heroes, villains and tricksters, they differ greatly from tale to tale.
For example, the iconic hero, Superman, is the epitome of bravery - tall, handsome, muscular and endlessly combats evil.
However, not all archetypal heroes follow this pattern. Contrary to the typical, Superman-esque protagonist are heroes like Frodo from The Lord of the Rings. Though still a hero, he is not presented in the typical buff, crime fighting way.
He is truly an unconventional hero, but one nonetheless. Tolken has used the archetypal quest eloquently and perfectly, however, the story is intensely unique, proving that archetypes are not stereotypes.
As previously stated, I believe it is best to use archetypes as models and guides. There is no one way to write a story, and no one way to craft characters, as demonstrated by the post-modernism movement. Writing a quest does not mean that it must include all twelve steps of the archetypal quest to be real, or truthful.
Unorthodoxly, Arnason, the author himself, is the trickster, as opposed to character within the story playing this role. By doing this, Arnason is taking steps to morph the modes of archetypes, and also proving that archetypal characters do not have to conform to a stereotype.
Ultimately, an archetype is not a stereotype until the author makes it so. An author may chose to conform to the norms of certain archetypes, but will often add tweaks and quirks that make the characters interesting, engaging, and three-dimensional.
It is a conscious decision to portray a character as stereotypical. When this occurs, it is evident that an author has failed to use archetypes as models, and created a cliched and formulaic story.For Posterity's Sake.
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No matter how many teachers or adults told her that she was smart and could easily get straight A’s, she was stuck on the thought of just being an average student and never in her life could she get Honor Roll yet alone straight A’s.
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