The use of archetypical characters and situations provides readers realism to identify the characters and situations in the real and social world. In Linda Seger’s essay, “Creating the Myth,” Seger reveals that most successful films are based on universal stories. Her essay states the ten steps of hero stories to describe common characteristics of most succeeded heroic stories in the society. To learn more about archetypes, I analyzed characters of an animation, The Little Mermaid. In this animation, diverse characters appear to form an interesting story for children.
Across cultures and civilizations, the sea has always been an important figure both in the benefits it provides in daily life and its presence in storytelling. In consequence, sea monsters have been important figures in myths and stories whether it be in 1000 BCE Babylonian culture, or in 20th century America. The Babylonian Enuma Elish and Disney’s 1989 The Little Mermaid both feature a powerful female antagonist, Tiamat and Ursula, respectively, and these two figures bear many similarities. In both stories, the female antagonist holds strong relationship to the sea, and has supernatural abilities that aid her in her quest to defeat the heroic characters in the story.
An archetypal hero appears in all forms of literature, mostly known for its presence in religions and mythologies, but the hero itself is an expression of our “personal and collective unconscious” (Campbell’s A Hero With a Thousand Faces). In the novel, The Girl With a Pearl Earring, the main character, Griet, is arguably an archetypal hero due to her actions and character. The novel portrays a realistic fiction genre–taking place in the 16th century–about a maid named Griet, who has to support her family by making a stable income. As she serves a painter and his family, Griet has to mature early, learn the hardships of being a maid, and deal with the multiple conflicts she must face if her family will ever survive. Yet as Griet recognizes
The Truth Behind Disney Movie Disney movies are constructed in a traditional and a similar way. Throughout the movies, it can be seen that all Disney films have lots of details in common. Whether it is a based on the life of an animal or human, they all have a certain goal they are determined to accomplish. Disney sticks to its own style and bases all the movies created to fit that specific style.
When we are children we grow up watching movies that transport us to another world. Take Disney movies, typically Disney movies transport you to a faraway land with interesting individuals that tend to on adventures; take Disney’s motion animated picture The Little Mermaid, within this movie we are given the opportunity to see how living underwater is “better”. That if you living on land there are many problems you generally would not find under the sea. Although this is an animated motion picture utilized to promote happiness in younger generations something interesting to note is that not everything under the water is better.
There has been impressive work about the idea of the maternal in the mast twenty years . Maybe as expected, a significant number of these are re-examinations of Freud's beliefs and concepts about maternity. In her study The Mermaid and the Minotaur: Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise (1976), Dorothy Dinnerstein utilises Freud's ideas of the Oedipus complex to attribute a great part of the fault for the ills of man-run society to the mother being the primary and often exclusive nurturer, caregiver and protector of children. As an option, she proposes that both men and women should share equal responsibility for the care of children.
Outline Idea There are a couple different movies that share the same outline. It is said to not be unordinary for movies to do this. The two movies that are compared in similar scenes are The Little Mermaid and Wonder Women. Paragraph 1 idea
Throughout the years Barrie’s story changed quite a bit, but the changes were mostly the physical appearance that showed modernization, but the message in Disney’s 1953 movie Peter Pan stayed consistent with Barrie’s novel. Peter Pan story shows how society was becoming modernized but the ideals of the people stayed the same. Gender roles do not change and are the same in both the novel and movie. Peter Pan is a great tale that has been enjoyed for more than one hundred years. This tale is about learning from your childhood and there are a lot of messages that Barrie sends to his audience.
Mother Archetype Mothers are seen occasionally as the strangest, craziest, altruistic people who have ever been encountered. However some argue that they are the complete opposite. The basic perception of mothers that they are loving, caring, and very nurturing, and this makes up the mother archetype, not only modern day but records and perceptions that date back to ancient history. Although it has come along way, Mothers play a very important role in modern day theatre, literature, and even stories dating back to the biblical era. In ancient texts, we see this role being played by Thetis, Achilles mother in Greek mythology.
The Clown Loach fish (not to be confused with the Clown Fish in Finding Nemo) is one of the most popular aquarium fish around. The reason is probably their peaceful demeanor and entertaining personality. If you set up your aquarium incorrectly the clown loach will be shy and spend most of its time in hiding. However, if you set the aquarium up properly the clown's personality will begin to emerge. Clown loaches are community fish and thrive when they have at least 4 other clown loaches to hang out with.