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    Hero Archetypes

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    The Hero: "Often, for undaunted courage, fate spares the man it has not already marked." Beowulf In literature the P.O.V. is usually through the Hero. The hero longs for an ordinary life with their loved ones, but early in the story that opportunity is ripped away from them. Heroes are focused, determined, disciplined, courageous, and hard headed. The heroes biggest fear is to lose. They are biggest sore loser you will ever meet; they will never give up. A shadowed hero can turn into their greatest

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    from the beginning has had their own tales of heroes accomplishing great feats that no one else could. An epic hero is an icon for everyone to relate to, they symbolize different lessons to learn. The epic hero archetype exists as a source of entertainment but also as a demonstrative tool. Their morals and actions are there to help shape our own actions in life. The archetype of an epic hero is unchanging; it stands against the test of time to give us reassurance in the good moral values of human life

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    The monumental piece of non-fiction work titled “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” first published in 1949 by Joseph Campbell points out an apparent monomyth of the hero through superb use of example and literary analysis. In this book Campbell presents three main phases of the archetypal hero; The Departure, The Initiation, and The Return. Within these three main phases there exist numerous sub-phases that describe nearly all aspects of the hero’s journey and its’ impact upon the entire monomyth

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    remarkable is the extent to which the Western hero archetype is to this day still a result of the molding that occurred upon the character of Odysseus so long ago. In imagining a police lineup of the most profoundly influencing protagonists of Western epic poetry, surely Odysseus would impress in stature and roguish airs far beyond the others for is not the gray-eyed Athena, daughter of rain-bringing Zeus himself, bound in devotion to this mortal hero? It is she who repeatedly enhances Odysseus' appearance

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    Hero Archetypes Essay

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    my first archetype, I'm choosing hero because it's one of my favorite archetypes. Therefore, it makes it easy for me to list examples of it, and there's plenty of films and television shows that display this archetype. So it will be fun and easy to put it down on paper. As history has shown everybody loves a hero. From legends to Bible passages to comic book series, a hero tends to be the pinnacle and center of the story. People root for the hero. One of my favorite examples of a hero is from the

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    one who had the courage to stand-up against it seemed impossible. Humanity needed a hero, someone who could establish equality. The movie Amazing Grace tells the account of an Englishman who gave his health and youth to end the slave trade. Like heroes of history and literature, William Wilberforce's story followed the archetype of a traditional hero. William Wilberforce was an example of a common mortal hero. He was a normal, completely realistic person, in that he stumbled many times and often

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    Literary archetypes are universal models or patterns that characters are based on, they aren’t necessarily stereotypes. Archetypes can enhance or degrade the novel depending on their quality. Fantasy novels are heavy with archetypes, possibly more than any genre. T.H. White and Libba Bray break through the wall of the norm and expand the archetypes of the sage, the shrew, virgin huntress and the reluctant hero in both novels The Once and Future King and A Great and Terrible Beauty. Without a doubt

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    Archetypes In Gilgamesh

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    65). Although he is ultimately perceived as a hero, Gilgamesh has more

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    Jungian Archetypes and Oedipus the King

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    Jungian Archetypes and Oedipus the King The play Oedipus the King by Sophocles has multiple examples of collective unconscious archetypes from the theories of Carl G. Jung. In general Jung's theories say that there are archetypes that define the world, its people, and why people participate or commit certain activities. Jung explains that these archetypes are harbored in the collective unconscious of every person's mind. The archetype of the hero is one of them. The middle of Oedipus the King

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    The Hero Archetype: Beowulf and Sir Gawain

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    What is a hero? Is it someone who pulls a drowning child out of a lake or is it someone such as Nelson Mandela who inspires others to be better? I believe it is both. Although the two differ in what makes them a hero, they are still a hero. That being said, when comparing the British characters Beowulf and Sir Gawain, I found that both fit the hero archetype. Beowulf and Sir Gawain will be compared on the hero archetype characteristics of being better than the ordinary man, proving oneself many

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