In the novel Unwind by Neal Shusterman, there are a lot of characters with a lot of different personalities. The main character Connor shows many different traits that make him above the others. When Connor has to choose over running away or giving up and getting unwound (killed) he choses to run. He gets pretty far until he ends up getting caught because he left his phone on. Although he may have been caught he wasn't captured and still had a trick up his sleeve.
The central problem in Unwind that needs solving in order to resolve the dystopia that has been created is children being unwanted which led to them being unwinded. In Unwind an example, which leads to children not being wanted is because as Samson said on page twenty-one, “It’s not what I did, it’s what I didn’t do.” This explains why some people are unwanted and in the book Unwind it was the main reason children were sent to get unwinded. Or in some cases such as Risa it was a way to get rid of people because of the budget cuts made which affected the state houses. Another part of the central problem which is stated in Unwind on page nineteen, “There are unwanted babies born every day — and not all of them get storked.”
In every epic, many characters follow archetypes, or “patterns that are repeated throughout the ages,” and The Wizard of Oz is no exception to this rule. Dorothy, the main character, embodies “The Orphan” with her fear of being abandoned forever in this bizarre world and her task to return home. She must brave this alien world and all it’s inhabitants to ultimately gain independence and maintain her innocence. The Wizard is “The Creator,” who fears being revealed as a fraud and works to maintain his illusion of greatness. He must help Dorothy and her friends using his inventiveness and power. The Wicked Witch is “The Destroyer” who doesn’t want to lose her power and, therefore, seeks her sister’s slippers that now belong to Dorothy. She makes
Our own heroic journey, an undertaking that we all must power through in our lives. Though many of us would like to believe we in fact are responsible for the outcomes of our many journeys during life, there are actually a plethora of people who contribute to our tragedies and victories. These people who affect us in ways we might not even see fall into categories called archetypes. However not all archetypes have to be people, our furry companions may contribute to our journey along the way, and who knows that acceptance letter may just be your herald to go and begin an adventure. In the case of Cheryl Strayed in the novel Wild she faces many different archetypes along the path of her heroic journey, some of these even being within herself.
The ability to trust others is a good quality to have, but too much trust can lead to betrayal which then can cause a change in someone. The dystopian novel Unwind by Neal Shusterman is about kids ages 13-18 trying to survive in a disloyal world from getting killed and stripped for body parts. In the novel The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, there is an alien invasion where all the aliens manipulate all the human’s fears and weaknesses to eventually kill them off. Both authors of the stories use character archetypes and symbolism to indicate the theme that people who have been betrayed in the past, tend to change as a person whether the change is good or bad.
From the publication of East of Eden to today the rights and empowerment of women have escalated exponentially. Women are no longer obligated to follow the nurturing mother ideal; they can be independent and strong. Then, in the novel, East of Eden, some believe the author oversimplifies his female characters by filing them into either traditional, caring mothers or heinous villains. However, Steinbeck utilizes their simple, one-dimensional archetypes to show how complex his female roles truly are through subtle details.
Connor has always been one to hide in dangerous places. His favorite spot to get away is behind an exit sign on a freeway overpass because for Connor, life on the edge is home. He constantly searches for ways to find an adrenaline rush, such as getting into fights with everyone he can. Never one to get good grades, or make his parent proud, he tests their limits by constantly pushing their buttons and causing them as much stress as he can. Upon finding out that he was to be unwound, he made it his goal to make them feel as guilty as possible about making this irreversible decision.
Mental Battles at Sea 227. The number of days Pi survived at sea with little food, little water and, even a Bengal Tiger..or so he thought. Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, describes the journey of a young boy named Piscine Patel, also known as Pi, whose father owns a zoo in India. When his family decides to sell the zoo and move to Canada, the freighter they travel in breaks down and sinks. Luckily, Pi gets on a life boat just in time but weirdly enough, with four zoo animals who were also in the freighter.
The word illicit sums up the confusion and weakness of the main character, Montag, a follower of the dystopian society, but introduced to a new way of thinking, but he is incapable of handling the contrast of reality and what life is really about. The oppression of dystopian society reveals when he is unsettled about his life due to several instances which make him begin to think beyond his ability and act irrationally rebelling to in an attempt to make changes in society. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury illicits a rebellion through the characterization of Guy Montag as he questions the direction of society in order to suggest the audience does the same thing. Unsettled in his life, the protagonist, Guy Montag is forced to question the status quo of his 2025 society which make him begin to think beyond his ability and act irrationally rebelling to in an attempt to make changes.
Home is where the heart is, but what if home is no longer safe? Joyce Carol Oates explores this concept in her 1966 short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”. On surface level, this story appears to discuss a rebellious young girl named Connie and her confrontation with Arnold Friend, a stalker. The ending leaves the reader to assume that Arnold Friend plans to sexually assault the young girl. However, looking beyond what is initially shown, a new context can adhered to the plot. Carl Jung’s theory of archetypal patterns delves into the human psyche by analyzing its parts. According to Jung, the human mind is split into three different parts; the ego, the personal unconscious, and the collective unconscious- which can be split into many different archetypes that impact personality (McLeod). Oates uses archetypes and symbolism to show the battle of a young girl trying make her own home and identity in a world that
Each day, people make decisions that are influenced by what is considered normal in society. Whether it’s the clothes they wear, the activities do, the things they say, or the way they act, everybody participates in conformity on some level. The archetype of conformity is represented all throughout the short film, Destino, and the Broadway play, Sunday in the Park with George, by showing how one can stay true to themselves despite social norms, how one is forced to conform to social norms within society, and the struggle of attempting to remain true to oneself despite conformity around them. Is it always in one’s best interest to conform to these social norms?
“Noah and the Flood”, “Deucalion and Pyrrha”, and “Tower of Babel” all go through the apocalypse archetype. First, the world and the people in it become extremely corrupt. Second, some powerful force causes the apocalypse and ends the world. Lastly, there is a new world created that will supposedly be a better one. In the modern world shows like The Walking Dead follow apocalypse archetype. The Walking Dead is about Walkers (Zombies) walking around the world and a group of survivers trying to survive. The Walking Dead follows the second step of the apocalypse archetype, that a powerful force destroys the world because it is the world destroyed and people trying to survive in it. The stories “Dulce Et Decorum Est”, “The Sniper”, and “Tower of Babel” all follow the first step of the apocalypse archetype,
The psychologist, Carl Jung, says that universal characters reside within the collective unconscious of people around the world. These characters are called archetypes. According to Jung, every story has similar archetypes to each other. The Pearl, written by John Steinbeck, also has archetypes. There are many different archetypes in the novella, The Pearl. Three of these archetypes are the hero, the trickster, and the shadow.
In the novel The Pillars of the Earth, many characters exist with malicious, corrupt intentions. Whether it be in the pursuit of self-gain, or the desire to destroy others, these antagonists constantly cause havoc and destruction. The only thing that comes in between these antagonists and the rest of the population is a few unique individuals. Multiple characters in the novel are characterized as the hero archetype, and although each one operates in their own unique way, they all contribute to the betterment of society, while protecting the people around them. The common trait that defines these individuals as hero archetypes is that they all undergo a quest at some point in the story, which involves a separation, transformation, and return. Throughout the novel, we see characters like this always present; without them, prosperity and greatness would never be achievable due to pernicious forces like William Hamleigh or Bishop Waleran reigning down on the innocent. The theme that hero archetypes are always necessary in order for society to function properly, is constantly developed in The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, and can be demonstrated through the actions of both Jack and Richard.
Quiet Kill A person need hardly be starving for food to be considered a Beggar. People “beg” for attention, love, authority, and material objects. We “throw a dog a bone” to give a powerless being a “treat” of power. From a symbolic perspective, Beggar archetype is a test that compels a person to confront self-empowerment beginning at the base level of physical survival. Learning about the nature of generosity, compassion, and self esteem are fundamental to this archetypal pattern.