The Evil Queen Bavmorda In Linda Seger's Willow

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An archetype is defined as an ideal example or model after which other things are patterned. It is considered to be a typical example of a thing or person. Archetype characters are though as to be “the original pattern” or “character type” that will be found on the hero’s journey. Linda Seger (2011) discusses the helpers who give advice to help the hero. These figures often give the hero particular objects to help him on the journey. Many myths contain animal archetypes that can be positive or negative figures. In Willow, the Queen’s pigs are negative and highly violent animals used to deter the hero throughout his journey. The evil Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh) is enraged when she finds out a child with a special birthmark will be her downfall.
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