2. What are the Hero archetypes that are evident in Cinder through the Hero’s Journey in “The Lunar Chronicles”? 3. How can the Hero archetypes depict Cinder’s own female empowerment? 1.5 Significance of the Study The study is conducted in order to identify and have a better understanding towards the stages of the Hero’s Journey when it is applied to the female protagonist, Cinder.
An archetype is an image, a descriptive detail, a plot pattern, or a type of character that occurs multiple times in myth, literature, religion, or folk lore. Archetypes often provoke emotion in the reader as they awaken an image, calling illogical responses into play. Many novels, legends, and myth are made up of archetypes which causes similarities in the plots of many novels. For example, the Helper God, the golden place, seasons and metamorphosis are archetypes that make up modern literature and they make up prominent themes found within the novels containing those archetypes. Like these archetypes, the magical weapon archetype, which has only one true owner able to use it to its fullest potential, also is a prominent theme within literature and film creating a large part in the theme.
His opening phrase in this scene is, “ “Faith kept me back a while” replied a young man, with tremor in his voice” (406). Although Goodman Brown’s conversation with his wife delayed him, he was referring to his faith in Puritan beliefs. In the beginning, he is uneasy with the idea of darkness and the unknown because that is all he has learned is to stay true to God. His faith is all he has known his whole life and deviating away from that ideal lifestyle is a foreign yet tempting idea. This is evident when he says, “ “Too far!
Author Carol S. Pearson clearly defines six heroic archetypes the Innocent, the Orphan, the Wanderer, the Warrior, the Altruist, and the Magician and shows how we can use these powerful guides. We us these powerful guides to discover our own hidden talents, solve difficult problems, and transform our lives with sources of inner strength. An archetype is a routine of behaviors that once discovered, helps you understand yourself and others. I would describe archetypes as the blueprints to our soul. • The Orphan We are all born in innocence, but the job of the orphan is to face life head on instead of becoming attached to the victim mindset and states of dependency.
Goodman Brown leaves the safety of his home in the town to take a journey through the woods this leads into the faith and reason archetype. Faith is the personification of faith and purity, even in her own name. Goodman Brown’s internal conflict in the story is based on whether to “keep the faith.” In the beginning of the story the struggle is literal, Brown’s wife begs him to stay at home and not venture out into the woods. This decision to leave behind Faith is a metaphor for his thoughts about religion, which he similarly abandons at the end of the story. Faith begs Goodman Brown not to leave causing him to wonder if Faith has lost his faith in him, he asks “dust thou doubt me already, and we but three months married?” (Hawthorne 133) Goodman brown carries on with his journey and meets the man with the serpent who accuses him of being late, which
In most modern literature and film there are extremely noticeable archetypes among the characters. In superhero movies characters such as Batman and Captain America are quickly placed into the “hero” archetype and their almost equal arch nemesis’ are easily identified as the villains of their stories. However, what is not commonly done is further exploring these archetypes and simple behavioral details in order to further diversify these characters. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s different writing style along with decisions the characters make allows for a much more difficult time pinpointing each character’s explicit archetype; Fitzgerald’s writing style along with the narratorial design of the story permits these archetypes to change
Goodman is so embarrassed to see her in the woods because of his profound respect for her that he hides from her and the mysterious man confronts her. “ Goody Cloyse nor the serpentine staff, but his fellow-traveler alone, who waited for him as calmly as if nothing had happened” (pg.4). Readers find out that Goody is in the woods for the communion as well, when talking with the man she admits that her broom is broken and now she is tired, suddenly the man throws her a serpentine staff that makes her disappear before their eyes. Hawthorne is showing us more foreshadowing of the man being the devil and Goody Cloyse being a witch due to her admitting about the broom. Occurring again Goodman tries to return to his faith after this
These, as well as other minor characters are used as a key part in expressing its allegorical nature. Hawthorne uses some of the characters as metaphors and gives them symbolic roles in order to easily portray his message to his audience. Goodman Brown, the main character, is made to appear as a common man through many different details, beginning with his name. Young was most likely added to the front of Goodman Brown to represent a common inexperienced man who is early in his age and still figuring things out. After all, he is newly married and just beginning his life.
Evil must be your only happiness.” That is to say evil dwells in everyone’s mind. Like Goodman Brown, people usually think the depravity of human must be caused by evil other than themselves. Here, the story allegorizes that it is our human nature that results in the fatal mistake. R.H. Fogle writes, “Goodman Brown, a simple and pious nature, is wrecked as a result of disappearance of the fixed poles of his belief. His orderly cosmos dissolves into chaos as church and state, the twin pillars of the society, are hinted to be rotten, with their foundations undermined.”(Hurley) When Goodman Brown suddenly realizes that all his fellow men, including his mentor of youth, the priest in the church…, have become converts of Devil, he is in an extremely desperate state, not knowing who to believe ever after.
Young Goodman Brown meets with the devil in the forest and the woods. The woods represent Young Goodman Brown’s own fear, suspicion and dark feelings that he does not want anyone to acknowledge. The forests and the woods are always secluded form the world. They are always quiet and empty from people. Since Young Goodman Brown chose to meet with the devil in a place that is secluded from the rest of the world, shows how he does not want other people to find out about his shameful and secret meeting.