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THE HERO ARCHETYPE. THE HERO ARCHETYPE THE HERO MENTOR HERALD SHADOW THRESHOLD GUARDIAN TRICKSTER SHAPESHIFTER.

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1 THE HERO ARCHETYPE

2 THE HERO ARCHETYPE

3 THE HERO MENTOR HERALD SHADOW THRESHOLD GUARDIAN TRICKSTER SHAPESHIFTER

4 THE HERO MENTOR HERALD SHADOW THRESHOLD GUARDIAN TRICKSTER SHAPESHIFTER -Usually a positive figure -teaches or trains the hero. -Often gives the hero gifts to aid him / her on their journey. -Comes from the Greek goddess Athene, who appeared to Telemachus as an old man named “Mentor”

5 THE HERO HERALD -Announces the challenges that the hero must face in his/her journey -Announces the coming of significant change.

6 THE HERO SHADOW -This archetype represents the power of the hero’s dark side. -The shadow possesses most or all the noble traits of the hero. -Creates conflict and often puts the hero in a life-threatening situation -Always humanized with a touch of goodness or some admirable quality.

7 THE HERO THRESHOLD GUARDIAN -This archetype is a lesser adversary that guards the passage or access to the hero’s main goal. - challenges and tests the hero’s powers on the path.

8 THE HERO TRICKSTER -This archetype is mischievous and impish. -Often the clown or comical sidekick. -Adds comic relief to the story

9 THE HERO SHAPESHIFTER -This archetype is often fickle, two-faced, and changes their allegiance. -He or she constantly changes from the hero’s point of view

10 THE HERO SHAPESHIFTER TRICKSTER THRESHOLD GUARDIAN SHADOW HERALD MENTOR

11 THE HERO SHAPESHIFTER

12 THE HERO SHAPESHIFTER

13 Rising Action The events in a story that provide information about the character and heighten suspense. The events in a story that provide information about the character and heighten suspense.

14 Climax Occurs after the rising action where the main character is forced to make a decision; often the highest point of interest. Occurs after the rising action where the main character is forced to make a decision; often the highest point of interest.

15 Dénouement Where the falling action and the resolution of the conflict occurs Where the falling action and the resolution of the conflict occurs

16 Conflict There are six basic conflicts found in literature. There are six basic conflicts found in literature. These are divided into two groups: Internal & External These are divided into two groups: Internal & External

17 Internal Conflict Character vs. Self Character vs. Self

18 External Conflict Character vs.: Character vs.: Character Character Unknown/Supernatural Unknown/Supernatural Technology Technology Society Society Nature Nature

19 Characterization Method used by the author to describe the main characters in a story Method used by the author to describe the main characters in a story There are two types… There are two types…

20 Dynamic A character who changes or develops during the story A character who changes or develops during the story

21 Static A character who doesn’t change over the course of the story A character who doesn’t change over the course of the story

22 Protagonist The central character of interest The central character of interest

23 Antagonist The force that opposes the protagonist The force that opposes the protagonist

24 Symbol an object that suggests meaning beyond the literal/obvious meaning an object that suggests meaning beyond the literal/obvious meaning

25 Irony The twisting or foiling of expectations The twisting or foiling of expectations

26 Flashback going back to an earlier time in the story going back to an earlier time in the story

27 Hyperbole An intended exaggeration used for emphasis An intended exaggeration used for emphasis

28 Simile An indirect comparison of two unlike things; saying one thing is “like” or “as” the other An indirect comparison of two unlike things; saying one thing is “like” or “as” the other

29 Metaphor A direct comparison of two unlike things; saying one thing is the other. A direct comparison of two unlike things; saying one thing is the other.

30 Personification Giving human qualities to something that is essentially nonhuman Giving human qualities to something that is essentially nonhuman

31 Allusion Reference to a historical, literary, political, psychological, or social person, place thing, idea, or event Reference to a historical, literary, political, psychological, or social person, place thing, idea, or event

32 Alliteration The repetition of the initial consonant sound on the first/stressed syllable of subsequent words The repetition of the initial consonant sound on the first/stressed syllable of subsequent words

33 Onomatopoeia When a word “sounds” like the sound it makes When a word “sounds” like the sound it makes


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