Lost Soul Archetypes In Lord Of The Rings

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There are multiple patterns in this world, and as people go through life and experience things that the majority of humans do, mankind adheres to many of them. These templates are called archetypes, and we notice multitudes of them portrayed in novels or film. By looking at the Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers directed by Peter Jackson, one can see that the film follows character and symbolic patterns that have stayed constant through millions of years, two of which are the lost soul archetype, and the light versus the dark archetype. The audience saw both of these models connect to the basic human experience of losing one’s self and having to stand up for who you are against the evils of the world.

The spectator finds the lost soul archetype present in the character of Smeagol who battled against the conflicting thoughts brought on by the character of Gollum, that manifested within Smeagol himself. Smeagol fits all the properties of a lost soul as he was sensitive, tortured, unforgiving, and secretive but also vulnerable. His sensitivity was easily deduced as he was quite fragile in conflicting situations,
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This related to the basic human experience of losing one’s self and struggling to get back on one's feet. The main archetype in the film was the light versus the dark archetype. It connected to the idea that this fight is present in reality and that hope is an important component in the battle. By looking at the Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers directed by Peter Jackson, one can see the character and symbolic patterns that have stayed constant through millions of years, such as the lost soul archetype and the light versus the dark archetype. These patterns are present in real life as well and we have followed them for ages, and mankind will continue to follow them for the rest of
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