Examples Of Archetypes In Frankenstein

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Most stories from ancient times to now use the idea of good vs. evil or heros vs. villians in some form. In most stories these roles are clearly defined with a definite idea of who is on which side, and the characters in these roles stay in them throughout the story. Other times who is on which side is less clearly shown, and shifts in characters from one side to the other. Over the course of Frankenstein, Victor and the monster alternate the archetypical roles of hero and villain, thus Mary Shelley is saying that people and characters are not strictly defined to be in one role. The idea of the archetype came from the pupil of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung. Jung defined archetypes as “A figure that repeats itself in the course of history wherever
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