Presentation on theme: "The Eight Hero Archetypes"— Presentation transcript:
1The Eight Hero Archetypes The Definition of Hero:From Shrek to Wolverineand everyone else in between
2What is an archetype?The term “archetype” signifies ancient patterns of personality and relationships that appear across the world’s myths, legends, and folk tales.Archetypes and stereotypes are not the same thing.The term was first employed heavily by the psychologist Carl Jung.
3The Chief A dynamic leader Has time for nothing but work Tough, decisive, goal-orientedCan be overbearing or inflexible
4The Bad Boy Dangerous to know Walks on the wild side The rebel Bitter and volatileCharismaticStreet smart
5The Best Friend Sweet and safe Never lets anyone down Mr. Nice Guy He’ll always be there
6The CharmerFunIrresistibleNot too responsible or dependable
7The Lost Soul A sensitive, understanding guy Secretive, brooding, and unforgivingVulnerableMight be a wanderer or an outcast
8The Professor Coolly analytical He knows every answer Logical, introverted, and inflexibleHonest and faithful
9The Swashbuckler Mr. Excitement Action, action, action Needs thrills to keep him happy
10The Warrior A noble champion Acts with honor The knight in shining armorThe protectorSticks up for the underdog
11OK, Let’s review! Can you give me an original example? The Chief The Bad BoyThe Best FriendThe CharmerThe Lost SoulThe ProfessorThe SwashbucklerThe Warrior
12Tonight’s HomeworkWrite one page about a book, movie, or television series that uses archetypes.Which characters could be considered heroes?With which heroic archetype(s) are they most closely aligned? Why?Support your statements with direct and particular evidence.Some suggestions: 24, Lost, The O.C., Lord of the Rings, X-Men, any of Shakespeare’s works.