Presentation on theme: "Archetypes And “Star Wars”. What is an Archetype? An archetype is a universal symbolic pattern. Examples of archetypal characters are the femme fatale,"— Presentation transcript:
What is an Archetype? An archetype is a universal symbolic pattern. Examples of archetypal characters are the femme fatale, the trickster, the great mother and father, and the dying god. There are archetypal stories as well. (great floods, virgin births, creation, paradise, the underworld, and a final apocalypse) Archetypal characters and stories appear again and again in myths across many diverse cultures.
Archetypal Stories The Monster The Quest Voyage & Return Rags to Riches Rebirth
Archetypal Characters: The Villain The Mentor Women of Power GoodEvil The Hero The Trickster
Carl Jung 1875-1961 - Psychologist Tiny Mannequin and Spirituality Collective Unconscious Universal Experiences/ Archetypes
Joseph Campbell 1904-1987 Professor, Writer and Mythologist The Hero with a Thousand Faces Monomyth Hero’s Journey
“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” (Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces)
Joseph Campbell on Star Wars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F7Wwew 8X4Y