Lord Of The Two Towers Archetypes Analysis

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Trial And Error By: Mitchell and Bailey In the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by: Peter Jackson, there are many different archetypes. Archetypes, statements and patterns of behaviour, are seen around almost every corner of the film. In the film, there are two archetypes that stand out more obviously than others. The first, Innate Wisdom vs. Educated Stupidity. While Frodo leads the way to Mordor to destroy the ring he makes several poor choices. The choices that are needed to be made are critical to get to Mordor successfully. While Frodo makes the uneducated decisions that you need to make as a leader, Sam, his best friend and gardener, saves him several times by correcting the choices of Frodo. The other archetype comes from Gollum, the outcast, banished for murder which he committed due to selfishness caused by the seduction of the ring. In the Film The Lord Of The Rings: Two Towers, There are many Archetypes but one stood out more than the others. Sam plays an important role in the film, “Frodo wouldn’t have got far without Sam.” ~Frodo Baggins; when Frodo makes a mistake Sam is there to fix it. Frodo blindly trusts Gollum and that leads Frodo close to death multiple times. Sam always tells him…show more content…
Depending on how they are used it can have a positive or negative impact on a film. Sam and Frodo make the movie what it is because their task but it's the Innate Wisdom vs. Educated Stupidity that really makes the movie special. Then you have Gollum, the outcast who comes in and makes the crowd feel for him with his loneliness and playfulness as Smeagol, but also gives the film mystery as the hating murderer Gollum. The Lord of the Rings has many more archetypes as almost every character has one or several of them that the viewers can relate to, or just pick out in the film. Not all films rely on archetypes as heavily as The Lord of the Rings series does but that is what makes them so great and interesting as a

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