Pepper Potts Archetypes

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Being a big Marvel Comics fan, one of the first superhero films that came to mind was Iron Man. Let’s take a look at the character Pepper Potts played by (Gwyneth Paltrow) in succession throughout the series. We can see how the writers are trying to redefine the maiden archetype. By restructuring the “damsel in distress” to meet a better view in society of the female role. Pepper Potts is not exactly a maiden/virgin archetype she is a redefinition of the characteristic. The role of Pepper Potts meets the standard of virtuous because she demonstrates a good moral and ethical code that helps keep Tony Stark played by (Robert Downey Jr.) in check. Potts is a good representation of beauty and her attractiveness is used throughout the series.
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