Archetypes In Lord Of The Flies

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Archetypal criticism argues that archetypes determine the form and function of literary works. The orphan archetype stands in for fear of not fitting in and being an outsider. It frequently relates to childhood abuse, neglect, or trauma. This archetype has often experienced a great deal of sorrow and suffering. They also try very hard to fit in and become like everyone else. Some character’s that could resemble the orphan archetype could be batman because he went through lots of trauma when he was young and is often the outsider when working with others, Piggy from Lord Of The Flies could be considered an outsider because he doesn't really fit in with the rest of the boys and is different because of his asthma. Eliza resembles the orphan archetype …show more content…

Alfred Doolittle made his life easy and simple while not having much responsibility but towards then end of the play he ends up with responsibility he cant change.”I’d do a good deal, I do assure you.”(Shaw 45)”I,m expected to provide for everyone now”(Shaw 90)Alfred now has responsabilty in his new

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