Archetypes:
The Emergence of the
Collective Unconscious
Archetypes
 Recurring
patterns of
situations, characters, or
symbols existing universally
and instinctively among
different cultures.
Situational Archetypes
 Quest:
A search
for someone or
something which,
when brought
back, will restore
health or order.
Situational Archetypes
 Task:
A feat
the hero
must
accomplish
in order to
fulfill the
ultimate goal.
Situational Archetypes

The Initiation: A
moment, usually
psychological,
where an individual
comes into maturity,
realizing his/her
responsibility to
solve a problem and
the possible
sacrifices he/she
may have to make.
Situational Archetype
 The
Ritual: A
ceremony that
marks a rite of
passage.
Situational Archetypes
 The
Journey: A
hero goes in
search of truth or
information;
sometimes
he/she descends
into a real or
psychological
hell to discover
the truth.
Situational Archetypes
 The
Fall: descent
from a high to
lower state of
being which
involves a loss of
innocence; often
characters are
rejected.
Situational Archetypes
 Death
and Rebirth: someone or
something dies (literally or
metaphorically), yet is accompanied
by a sign of birth or rebirth.
Situational Archetypes
 Nature
vs. Mechanistic World: The
natural order or nature is good;
technology separates people from
nature and is bad.
Situational Archetypes
 Battle
Between
Good and Evil:
These situations
pit obvious forces
which represent
good/evil against
one another.
Usually, good
triumphs over
evil.
Situational Archetypes
 Unhealable
Wound: This
wound, either real
or psychological,
cannot fully heal.
The wound’s pain
often drives the
sufferer to
desperate
measures.
Situational Archetypes
 The
Magic
Weapon: An
object of power
that helps the
hero to combat
evil, continue the
journey, or prove
his/her identity.
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