In the book Dune, by Frank Herbert, one of the major archetypes is water versus the desert ,which helps to define characters, the conflict and the theme. The archetype helps to define the character Paul by giving him a rebirth as the prophet the Kwisatz Haderach/Muad'Dib, though it is somewhat backwards with the rebirth happening with the lack of water. Before the rebirth Paul was still somewhat childlike but after the rebirth he "...thinks and speaks like a man..." which helped to give something more to his character which we had minimal knowledge about before(450). The archetype also helped with one of the conflicts by having the two of the main characters survive in a place with little life and growth because of the lack of water. They need water to survive but they have minimal, through the Fremen consider this amount of water extremely valuable because they drink from there "catch pockets the instant they show dew sparkle", but this challenge gives them life and they are reborn(484). The archetype helps to define the theme of the book as well by showing that you need to persist and adapt to the new environment, which is what Paul and his mother have to do on the dunes of Arrakis. They had to learn how to move on the sand with only the noises of the desert so not to attract a sand worm and they had to persist by not giving up even when one of them was bared in a sand slide and then to get there pack even though it was ten feet under the sand. The archetype of water and desert is expertly explore in Dune though at some points in the book it was flipped on it's head.
April 13, 2017
Dear 8th Grade
In the book Executive Orders by Tom Clancy there is the archetypal battle between good and evil. America is the “good guys” in their own eyes and the UIR (United Islamic Republic) are the “bad guys” in America's eyes. The first quote that shows America's as the good guys is “‘For the moment, I can tell you that our country is safe and secure. Our military is on duty around the world, and our potential enemies know that. Our economy has taken a nasty shock, but survived, and is still the strongest in the world .this is still America. We are still Americans, and our future starts with every new day.” (Clancy 256). This quote is in a speech by President Ryan to inspire all of America that all is not lost with the death of the former President. It is a call to Americans that all is well. The UIR is a terrorist group and like most terrorist groups they follow the religion of Islam. They say that all non-believers of the Islamic faith must be exterminated. A quote that shows the UIR as “bad guys” is ”As you know, this individual (the president of Iraq) was responsible for the instigation of two wars of aggression, the brutal suppression of that country’s Kurdish minority, and the denial of the most fundamental human rights to his own citizens.” (Clancy 288). This quote is from one of America’s news people reporting on the Iraqi president. The archetypal conflict of good vs. evil in Executive Orders will ultimately result in a worldwide conflict for dominance.
Jack’s political inexperience results in a conflict in the book Executive Orders. He attracts the criticism of career politician and former Vice President Ed Kealty. The first quote of Kealty criticizing Jack is “‘It could take years to fix what he might break,...Not because he’s an evil person. He certainly is not. But because he simply doesn't know how to execute the office of President of the United States.”’ (Clancy 381). Kealty clearly knows Jack’s lack of political experience and is using that to make him sound unfit to be President. Jack’s previous career was as an intelligence officer and then part of the CIA. Kealty does not feel experience in the field of battle and behind the desk covers the qualifications of being President. Kealty feels that the only one fit to be president is a career politician like him. Another quote of Kealty criticizing Jack is “‘I’ve known Jack Ryan for ten year’s. He is a fine man, a courageous man, and he's served our country honorably but he is, unfortunately, not the man to heal our country.”’ (Clancy 276). Jack’s flaw of political inexperience plays into the plot by driving Jack’s political enemies to try and “dethrone” him. A quote of Jack admitting that the press doesn't respect him because of his political inexperience is “‘Not one of them said ‘Mr. President’.”’ (Clancy 290). Jack acknowledges that he is politically inexperienced however he is doing his best to earn the respect of the people. In conclusion, since Jack is so inexperienced he is a common target for physical and political enemies, thereby causing the conflict in the plot to move forward.
Dear Carter Minnick,
I can see how in the book “Executive Orders”,by Tom Clancy, there is the archetype of good and evil. This archetype is also thoroughly explored in Frank Herbert’s “Dune” and the two books have many other similarities. In the beginning of “Dune” when the Atreides get to Arrakis, the desert world know as Dune, there is mention of the Fremen, the people of the deep desert how are sorta outcast, and some of the myths surrounding them. Later when the Duke Leto Atreides and his son Paul are going to visit one of the spice mines two Fremen run out of spice extractor and the talk afterwards make the Fremen out to be like “The UIR [which] is a terrorist group” or the “bad guys”(Minnick). Later in the when Paul and Jessica are in the open desert they are attack by the a group of Fremen which furthers their image as the the “bad guys” but after they defend themselves and befriend the Fremen they find out that they are trying to “... remake [the] world into a place where [they] may raise [their] families in happiness amidst an abundance of water…”(693). After finding out this bit of information we understand the Fremen more and they become the “good guys”. While the Fremen have become the “good guys” the still have similarities to the UIR because of the reasons they fight. Both of them fight because of their religion. “Executive Orders” and “Dune”, though at first they seem completely different, on almost every level there is something that is the same.
In my book, "Racing in the Rain", by Garth Stein, there is the major archetype of good versus evil. Just like in your book, "Executive Orders", there is the evil component. In my book, there happens to be cancer as the evil. "Somewhere, the zebra is dancing.". (Stein 228). The Zebra is the incarceration of evil. In your book, howver, evil has not taken an physical form. So, it seems that both our books are similar yet different with just the aspect of looking at evil.
4th Period, ELA
23, April 2017
To All Of 8th Grade,
Through the book of The 13th Reality; Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner shows different symbolic archetypes through the book. The book starts off with Tick,t he protagonist, getting letters from an unknown man named “M.G” which we later find out to be Master George, which is Tick’s ‘leader’ or ‘master’. He tells Tick a bunch of clues to figure out the puzzle to go through The Threshold, or “A gateway to a new world which the hero must enter to change and grow”. Once Tick figures out the clues he says the magic words, which happen to be “M.A.S.T.E.R G.E.O.R.G.E” and teleports into a new realm. This realm is safe and Tick goes there to learn new things, but soon learns that nearby there is a horrible place known as the “13th reality”. This is what M.G. explains it to be,”Using the dark Chi’karda(magic) of the Thirteenth Reality, Mistress Jane(the Antagonist) plans to sever the other branches(realities), if you will, destroying them entirely. Then she can conquer Reality Prime (the heart of the universe) and rule the known universe. If that happens, she’d be able to create her own twisted Realities at will, essentially recreating the tree for her own purposes.” (987, Dashner). Basically, if Mistress Jane gets her hand on one of the big realities(e.g. 7th reality, 1-13 are the biggest) she can, with her dark Chi’karda, easily break off the other realities, destroying them forever. The archetype now changes from The Threshold to Haven vs. Wilderness which means, “Place(s) of safety contrast sharply against a dangerous wilderness. Heroes are often sheltered for a time to regain health and resources.” In Tick’s case, the place Tick is sheltered, is M.G.’s hideout in the middle of the Bermuda's triangle. And close near, is Mistress Jane, just a reality over, ready to strike. But thankfully, Tick and his friends are ready to fight back and take back what is rightfully theirs, the world. Sincerely, Ben
Dear Ben Mai,
Both our protagonists, Tick from The 13th Reality by James Dashner and Sam (Samantha) from Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, go through the same symbolic archetype on their journey to discover themselves inside which is the “Threshold” meaning the puzzling dilemma or great uncertainty, search for the dangerous monster inside of oneself, or a journey into the heart of darkness. Sam goes through a journey of rediscovery of herself and her true meaning by looking into not only her actions, but also by looking into herself caused by the confusing dilemma of repeating her last day alive over the time span of a week. She discovers that her and her friends’ actions had consequences, which lead another senior, Juliet Sykes, to commit suicide. She then realized that she was not a very nice person. How would she be remembered? She did not want to be remembered as the girl who her and her friends bullied a lot of people. She realized she had to be more kind to others, for words can cut as deeply as a knife can. That she had to live every moment to its fullest. “So many things become more beautiful if you really look.” (Oliver 344) Sam’s repetition of the days was like when Tick goes into a new realm where he gains more experience and takes in new knowledge. Although Sam never had to save the world like how Tick did in The 13th Reality, she realized she saved the world for herself after saving Juliet from death, sacrificing herself in the process. Sam found herself in the process. “Why? Why did you save me? Juliet cried out. “No,” Sam responded, “You saved me.” (Oliver 486) I think the protagonists in our books teach us to gain knowledge and use that knowledge to help others in need.
Olivia Wick :D
In my book A Series of Unfortunate Events The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket there are similarities and differences in 13th Reality Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner. One of the similarities in the books is the archetype of the threshold. In Ben's book the main character has to solve a puzzle and when solved he teleports to a new realm (Mia). But in my book the threshold is a little different. Three siblings all passed the threshold when their parents died. A
Another similarity in her book is after the threshold there is somewhere safe to be. “Klaus said. ‘It's really fun to live with Uncle Monty’” (Snicket 38). Klaus is one of the siblings that are now orphans and they are happy about where they live it's a safe home. And when the main character switched realms in Ben's book it was a safe realm. But there is one big difference between the two books. The big difference between the two is one is a realm (Mia) and the other a city on Earth. These are the similarities and differences between the books.
ELA 8th hour
23 April 2017
Dear 8th Grade Students,
In my novel “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth the main archetype (situational archetype) that is shown throughout the journey of the two main characters Tris and Four is “The Ritual” which means the actual ceremonies on the initiate experiences that will make his rite of passage into another state; A clear sign as the character's role in his society. It helps show the true definition of the characters, conflict, and overall theme. This archetype helps define many characters but mainly describes one of the main characters, Tris Prior. Tris is a very independent young woman and in the first book “Divergent” she knows that she must choose a faction which will describe her role in life from that moment forward. By choosing the faction Dauntless, Tris thought she was choosing the role of the brave and fearlessness, she thought she was choosing something that would be completely opposite from her normal life. However, Tris was choosing the role of leadership, which is mostly shown through how she deals with many different situations in this novel, “Allegiant”. After Tris saved the people (in the main setting “The Bureau of Genetic Welfare”) from an explosive, she was asked to become one of the leaders of this place by a very highly ranked person. He tells her that she “[D]emonstrated the quality he most needed in his advisors, which is the ability to make sacrifices for the greater good, and we will need to make sacrifices” (Roth 326). This comment is describing Tris as a leader, which is a trait that she obtained when she joined Dauntless. Because of the faction “ceremony” in which Tris chose Dauntless, it helped define her as a leader and demonstrated her many helpful leadership qualities that a various amount of people took notice of.
Because of these qualities of leadership that Tris possesses which are defined through the archetype “The Ritual”, this also helps define the conflict. The main conflict is one of the most important leaders of a place called The Bureau of Genetic Welfare (also known as the Bureau) named David believes that he can purify their world by running many experiments on people there. These experiments are used to “purify” the genes of the people in the experiments. The experiments contain Factions (A group which one chooses that defines their main quality/strength and their role from that point forward) , one of the Factions was Dauntless in which Tris chose. These Factions define one strength which the characters possess, David needs everyone to possess all of these Faction qualities in order for them to be “genetically pure”, however he believes that if these people do not become genetically pure, that he will either have to eliminate them or erase their memory entirely and start over. David does not believe that the people who are “genetically damaged” belong in his world of perfection, he does not believe that they have a meaning in life or have a meaning for happiness, so he will reset them. Many people who are genetically damaged are outraged by this so they rebel, “[T]he rebellions never stop, in the city, in the compound, anywhere. There are just breaths between them, and foolishly, we call those breaths ‘peace.’”(Roth 286). This quote is coming from the perspective of Tris, she, by going through the trainings of the initiate knows how leadership works, and she knows that David is too busy worrying about his world of “perfection” to notice this. David is putting people through the roll of “the initiate” by forcing them to choose factions, to take part of the experiments. “The Ritual” defines the main conflict because it is wrong to force people to go through the process of “the initiate” in the way that David is making them. There are many ways that being an initiate can help, Tris shows this through her leadership qualities, but there are also many ways that it can torture a human being, which is why the archetype “The Ritual” describes the main conflict.
The main theme in the novel is selflessness, which Tris has also shown through being a leader by willing to make sacrifices for the greater good of her world. It shows her role as a leader and her selflessness is also shown through this role. Her choice to become Dauntless as an initiate was her choosing to be brave, but Tris also knew that bravery is defined through selflessness. She supposes that “Bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or something else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something bigger”(Roth 433). Tris knows through her process as an initiate in dauntless that there are many qualities
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). Tris knows through her process as an initiate in dauntless that there are many qualities for being a leader, one of the main qualities is selflessness. Tris chose many scenarios to give up the risk of staying safe, for the safety of others. She protected strangers that she had never met, protected people she loved, and people she hated. In all of these, what you can call “ceremonies” Tris showed the theme selflessness through her initiate role as a dauntless, and becoming a leader.
In the novel “And there were None” by Agatha Christie, a major archetype is the archetype of the weather. In the horror-mystery novel 10 individuals are invited to Indian Island. Each summons is difference, by old friend or business call- these 10 individuals are taken out to the mansion, and are killed if by an unknown source one by one. Weather (especially when inclement) represents death and sadness, along with the deepest, primordial levels of the human psyche. This is only fitting seeing that as the lives lessen, accusations, guilt, and hysterics increase. In the very start of the novel, Mr. Blore encounters an old man on the train who warns him of a coming storm. Mr. Blore does not believe him because it looks bright and sunny outside. Yet the storm does come, the slow approach of this severe weather represents growing danger on Indian Island. At the same time, the storm itself puts the guests on the island in even greater danger. No one can get to or leave the island when there is any dangerous weather so this “random” act of nature traps the characters – the weather only clears up once they are all dead. After the first death, all the guests are in utter panic, but no one can leave, no one can save them. Each blame everyone but themselves and tensions grow. None of the occurrences seem entirely real until a guest states a realization, “Best of [this] island is once you get here - you can't go any farther...you've come to the end of things… (78)”. The guests of the mansion realize that their fate is sealed- they are going to die on Indian Island. In the final paragraph of the entire novel, you read “When the sea goes down, there will come from the mainland boats and men. And they will find ten dead bodies and an unsolved problem on Indian Island (272).” Proving that only after the deaths of each person does the storm break, only after the tragedy and the death does the weather cease to exist. Concluding that the major archetype in “And Then There Were None” is the weather, the emblem of death and sadness.
ELA 8th Hour
8 May 2017
There are many similarities between your novel “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie, and my poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. The similarities mainly involve the archetype weather, which you defined as representing “death and sadness, along with the deepest, primordial levels of the human psyche” (Paul 1). This is one of the main archetypes shown through “The Raven” because of the loss of the main characters true love, Lenore. The story takes place “Once upon a midnight dreary” (Poe 1), and “…in the bleak December”(Poe 7), these symbolize cold weather in a dark night, which sets the mood of the story. This foreshadows that there will be no resurrection of light or hop in the story, only darkness, bitterness, and gloom. The main character of the story whose name is not mentioned is haunted by the thought that his beloved wife, or only true love, has been taken either into the heavens above, or the darkness below. Not knowing if his love is spiritually saved or not is constantly in this character’s mind, though he tries to avoid thinking of it, until the raven comes along and exploits his emotional feelings. The loss of his beloved has, as “[T]he ‘random’ act of nature traps the characters” (Paul 1) of your novel. The emotional grief, slight guilt, and disbelief (metaphorical weather) has “trapped” the main character in this poem, until he seeks the answers from the raven at his bedroom door of whether or not his love has made it to the spiritual realm of peace. The characters each feel this sensation of being trapped by different states of weather, whether physical or emotional of this such thing.
As you had stated that towards the end of your novel, “Proving that only after the deaths of each person does the storm break, only after the tragedy and the death does the weather cease to exist” (Paul 1). The exact statement occurs with the main character in “The Raven” when the main character finally, subtly, receives the answer to the question which has lingered in his thoughts ever since the death of his beloved Lenore. After a black figure, a raven, had appeared at this man’s bedroom door, he was forced to ask if his loved one had made it to the beautiful and calm spiritual realm after the raven had said the name Lenore. Poe had ended each stanza from when “The bird said, ‘Nevermore’” (Poe 54), with the word nevermore. The bird had replied to the question (with nevermore), in which the main character asked, “Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian Shore” (Poe 47). When he says ‘thy lordly name’ this character is referring to Lenore, and also as he said ‘the Night’s Plutonian Shore’ he was referring to heaven. After the raven replied with the singular and terrifying word nevermore, the main character was in disbelief, so again he would ask and ask until he finally realized that the word spoken by the raven was true, and indeed devastating. This told him that his wife was not, in fact, in the heavenly realm. This is the horrible and unexpected part of this poem, just as it was unexpected that every one of the ten people put on the island in your novel would eventually die. Even though the worst and most haunting part of the poem was such a tragedy, it lifted the emotional weather and storm clouding the main characters name, just as the tragedy in your novel had lifted the storm which had lingered for such a while. As you can see there are similarities between your novel “And Then There Were None” and the poem “The Raven” in which mainly involve the symbolic archetype, weather.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling Harry’s best friends, Ron and Hermione, show the character archetype of hunting group of companions. This archetype means that they are loyal companions willing to face hardship and ordeal in order to stay together. At the beginning of this novel Ron and Hermione take a potion to transform into Harry to help him get to a safe house. When Harry finds out that six others will be turning into him he disagrees “‘No!’ he said loudly, his voice ringing through the kitchen. ‘ No way’” but Mad-Eye Moody tells him “[e]veryone here’s is over age, Potter, they're all prepared to take the risk” (48,49). Once they are at the safe house Harry wants to make sure that Ron and Hermione are still wanting to go with him on the dangerous mission. Ron and Hermione already told Harry they would come “‘I know you said after Dumbledore’s funeral that you wanted to come with me,’ Harry began… ‘Listen!’ said Harry again. “ No, Harry, you listen,’ said Hermione. ‘We’re coming with you. That was decided months ago- years really”(96). Ron and Hermione are Harry’s best friends and aren’t going to let him face the hardships alone. This makes them very caring and brave individuals. Because they helped Harry all the way through, they become big helps in resolving the conflict. Then relating to the theme of good will always overcome evil throughout the story. Therefore the archetype of hunting group of companions fits Ron and Hermione's dedication to Harry.
7 May 2017
To Isabelle Lynch
In my book, “Steelheart” by Brandon Sanderson it shows the archetype Hunting Group Of Companions just like your book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling. Just like how Harry, the main character experienced his parents dying as a child and is the main character, the main character of my book is David, a teenager that lost his parents at a young age. Hermione and Megan are very similar, mature and smart and Ron and Cody are similar, fun but can be emotional and stand up for the girl character. In your book on page 96 it shows Harry’s friends not letting him go on a dangerous path without him, while when David was about to go and kill Steelheart, the antagonist, alone, the friends said, “With or without your consent him going with you.”(pg. 186). In this book, good beats bad, and the hunting group of companions fits my group and your group of people just right.
Your book and mine sound very similar. In my book, "A Wind in The Door", by Madeline L'Engle, Meg and her companion, Proginoskes aka Progo, are a good team. Except the fact that Progo is a cherubim, except it is not. "I suppose you think I ought to be a golden-haired babyface with no body and two useless wings?"'. These two eventually become friends, even until Progo dies in sacrifice of himself to save Meg. It definitely seems that these two fit the archetype of the loyal group of hunting companions.
“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins demonstrates the same archetype, hunting group of companions, as your book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling. First off, the hunting group of companions archetype is defined as, “Loyal companions willing to to face hardship and ordeal in order to stay together.” (Archetype Packet 3). You mention that when in danger Harry’s best friends, “Aren’t going to let him face the hardships alone. This makes them very caring and brave individuals.” (Lynch 1). In similarity, Rue and Katniss become allies halfway through the Hunger Games. For example, When Rue dies Katniss stays with her for as long as possible and sings a song, “Rue’s eyes have fluttered shut. Her chest moves but only slightly. My Throat releases the tears and they slide down my cheeks. But I have to finish the song for her.” (Collins 235). Katniss has gone through many hardships with Rue and even at the end she still stays with Rue and is loyal to their alliance, despite the sorrow and sadness that overcomes her. Lastly, Peeta and Katniss also form an alliance toward the end of the book and they both save each other's lives. Specifically, as Peeta’s on the brink of death Katniss disobeys him to get the medicine to save him. Katniss knows, “That he’s going to die if I don’t get to that feast.” (Collins 276). Overall, both our books focus on the hardships that characters can overcome if they work together.
May 11, 2017
Both of the books "Executive Orders" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" share the archetype of the loyal band of companions. Jack (the main character of "Executive Orders") has a loyal band of companions which is the White House staff. Harry has a loyal band of companions which are his friends Ron and Hermione. Youtogether." (Lynch). This quote describes Jack's White House staff perfectly. You also state "Harry wants to make sure that Ron and Hermione are still wanting to go with state "they are loyal companions willing to face hardship and ordeal in order to stay him" (Lynch). Harry asks if his friends want to come with him on a dangerous mission. Jack also asks the White House staff if they still want to work there. In conclusion the White House staff and Ron and Hermione resemble the archetype of the loyal band of companions.
Looking for Alaska by John Green and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling share the similar archetype “hunting group of companions”. In Looking for Alaska, the Colonel, Alaska, and Takumi are all ready to protect Pudge, the new kid, when he is attacked by a group of boys. They all agree that, “they will regret messing with one of [their] friends” and they make it clear that Pudge is not to be harmed, even though they may get in trouble for their methods (Green 28). In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Hermione and Ron stand by Harry's side through thick and thin. They refuse to, “let him face the hardships alone” as true friends should (Lynch). When Alaska's room is flooded as a prank, the Colonel says that, “God will punish the wicked. And before He does, we will” (Green 71). Alaska's friends will get revenge on the people who have done her wrong, because when someone hurt their friend, they have hurt them as well. When Harry is put in a dangerous situation, Ron and Hermione will do whatever it takes to get him to safety because they care about him. When they go through with the plan, “they're all prepared to take the risk” in order to keep Harry safe (Lynch). In both novels, the characters have a group of people who they can always rely on who become the hunting group of companions.
There are many heroes in our world, however, in “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins one of the main characters, Peeta, fits “The Hero” character archetype very accurately. Specifically, the definition of the character archetype, “The Hero” states that, “The Hero is a protagonist whose life is a series of well-marked adventures. The circumstances of his birth are unusual, and he is raised by a guardian. He will have to leave his kingdom, only to return to it upon reaching manhood. Characterized by courage , strength, and honor, the hero will endure hardship, even risk his life for the good of all. Leaves the familiar to enter an unfamiliar challenging world,” (Archetype Packet). Heroes may be described as strong and rich, or popular, however, Peeta was only the son of a baker who was not good at fighting of hunting skills so he seemed like an unlikely candidate for winning the Hunger Games. Surprisingly, Peeta sacrificed many advantages to help Katniss. First of all, Peeta fits the definition of “The Hero” because he has to leave his kingdom, or in this case district 12, to fight in the Hunger Games. Peeta may return home if he wins the games, this would be a great honor and is comparable to reaching manhood. Katniss's first thoughts of Peeta as the second tribute were, “Oh no...Why him? I think. Then I try to convince myself it doesn’t matter. Peeta Mellark and I are not friends. Not even neighbors. We don’t speak. Our only real interaction happened years ago. He’s probably forgotten it. But I haven’t and I know I never will....” (Collins 26). Obviously, Peeta is not a likely candidate at first but he has to leave his “kingdom” to survive in an unfamiliar place but people will begin to find out about Peeta’s real strengths and acts of heroism as the story progresses. Lastly, Peeta endures many hardships and risks his life to make Katniss’s life better. For instance he saves her from Cato, the antagonist, and as a result gets badly cut in the leg and almost dies. When the tracker jacker wasps attack, Peeta, “Shoves [Katniss] away from him hard. ‘Run!’ he screams. ‘Run!’” (Collins 193). Peeta saved Katniss’s life by pushing her to safety and taking a deep cut from Cato instead of Katniss getting hurt. To wrap it up, Peeta is the real Hero as well as Katniss in “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins because of his actions and life situation including that he was not expected to get this far in the games, and without him Katniss the main character wouldn’t have gotten this far in the games either, affecting the conflict and plot of the story.
Dear Claire Grossman,
Peeta, from “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, and Paul, from “Dune” by Frank Herbert, both have the character Archetype of being a hero and many other similarities. The hero usually has to leave his kingdom, in this case Peeta’s “has to leave his kingdom, or in this case district 12, to fight in the Hunger Games” and for Paul, he is forced to leave his mason, as it is being attacked by the Harkonnens(Grossman). Paul is then forced into the desert and he meets the Fremen, who he become the new leader of. And, like Peeta, if Paul was ever to come back he would be looked at very highly. Paul reaches manhood when is is out in the desert, like Peeta when he is in the games, by becoming a prophet to all the Fremen and later the Kwisatz Haderach, which is a bit ironic because the Kwisatz Haderach has to embody both female and male ideas. Both of them show the hero archetype aswell and they are both underdogs. Peeta is not a fighter but still wins the Hunger Games and “...[Paul] against Jamis and not a mark on him…”(494).When Paul was in his first real fight ,and he was only fifteen, he was able to win with minimal effort. Paul and Peeta are very similar in many ways more than just both of them being male and in a fictional world.
As you mention Peeta From The Hunger Games, and how he fits the requirements of "the hero [who] is a protagonist with a [life full of] series of well-marked adventures. The circumstances of his birth are unusual, and he is raised by a guardian. He will have to leave his kingdom, only to return to it upon reaching manhood"( Grossman).Michael from Michael Vey Prisoner of Cell 25 also has fulfilled the qualifications for the hero,He has many adventures with his close group of about 7 friends, he has left his kingdom or his town and returns later in his journey, and his circumstances at birth are unusual, which is why he is full of electricity,The new machine, called the MEI (magnetic electron induction)... You mean you put 17 babies through that machine, no they wouldn't do that,I'm guessing that something went wrong, and the machine's waves traveled through the walls"(Evans 95). Because they were testing for the first time when Michael was a baby, and only 17 people were affected, it shows that although it could have happened to anyone, it was only these select, few making his birth unusual. Next, you state," Peeta endures many hardships and risks his life to make Katniss’s life better. For instance he saves her from Cato, the antagonist, and as a result gets badly cut in the leg and almost dies"(Grossman). Michael risk his life to save Taylor his girlfriend, he seeks in to the enemy's territory, and spends months in a dark chamber that tortues you to the point where you almost become insane and still finds a way to ruin the Dr. Hatches plan. ( Evans 246). In conclusion, I believe Michael and Peeta both are fit for the archetype of the hero, and they also have many similarities in their quests and hardships.
30 April 2017
Dear 8th Grade Student(s),
In “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen the main archetype is truly The Initiation. “The Initiation: The adolescent comes into his maturity with new awareness and problems (Archetypes packet 2).” Elizabeth begins her journey into maturity with her initiation to the social world.
Although on a larger scale it is truly the undead verses the living there are social classes in the living group. Regardless of the superiority of her fighting skills, Elizabeth was still looked down upon for her clothes and where she was trained, especially by Mr. Darcey. It was because of Mr. Darcey’s treatment towards her that she reached out to some not very cordial people. “’ I have no right to give my opinion,’ said Wickham ‘… I have known him too long and too well to be a fair judge’ (Austen and Grahame-Smith 63).” Because Elizabeth’s pride was threatened by one man at one ball, she unknowingly starts her journey into maturity. Elizabeth’s conversation with Mr. Wickham leads her down a quick path to maturity and she is eventually too deep to get out. “Imprudent as the marriage between Mr. Wickham and our poor Lydia would be, we are now anxious to be assured it has taken place, for there is now reason to believe that Lydia may have been taken against her will (Austen and Grahame-Smith 219)!” With Elizabeth’s first conversation with Mr. Wickham her initiation had started, and with the conversation came a whole platter of new problems. From dealing with pride to trying to find her sister before she is shamed Elizabeth only gets more problems, however she is not completely in her maturity yet. Elizabeth’s last push to maturity is her battle with the world-renowned zombie killer, Lady Catherine. “Elizabeth backed Lady Catherine against a wall, and held the tip of her sword to her wrinkled throat…Elizabeth lowered her blade….’…. for the rest of your days, you shall know that you have been bested by a girl for whom you have no regard…’ (Austen and Grahame-Smith 292).” By not killing Lady Katherine Elizabeth truly shows how her new problems have changed her, in the beginning Elizabeth attempted to kill someone for wounding her pride, but in the end, she lets someone live who has continually been rude to. Elizabeth is justly formed and changed as a character because of this archetype.
In finalization Elizabeth’s journey through out this book was The Initiation, Elizabeth had to go from a world of killing, which she was superior in, to a world for the social and wealthy, not her best subject. Elizabeth went from wanting to kill to solve all problems, a childish coping mechanism, to solving problems by superior actions. Elizabeth finally became mature through new problems.
Dear Tullulah Hill,
Even though the two novels "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austin and "What Happened to Goodbye" by Sarah Dessen are two completely different novels when it comes to the plot and theme of the story, there are a few similarities that are apparent between the main characters, Elizabeth and Mclean. First of all, the two characters seem to always want to protect their pride and honorablitity. For example, it seems like Elizabeth wants to show that she is mature and can handle herself after Mr. Wickham opens her eyes and challenges her. Similarly, after Mclean's parents split up and moved away from eachother Mclean also "unknowingly starts her journey into maturity" because she stands up to her parents and begins to make decisions on her own (Hill). Mclean also never wants to receive help and never want to get attached to a person or place because she believes that she can go through her life with only her father and herself. Another similarity that Mclean and Elizabeth share is when you stated that "Elizabeth was still looked down upon for her clothes and where she was trained" (Hill). Even though Mclean has never been trained or was never looked down upon for her clothes she was looked down upon from where she came from and the divorce in her family. At first, Mclean was given pitying looks and looked at differently when her friends heard about the divorce. Mclean was also given dirty looks when they saw her and her dad's situation each time they moved. In conclusion, the two novels "Pride and Prejiduce and Zombies" and "What Happened to Goodbye" have many similarities when it comes to the main characters if you look very closely, even though the plots are completely different.
Surprisingly Jacob from " Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children " by Ransom Riggs and Elizabeth from " Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Seth Grahame - Smith and Jane Austen are similar in their archetypes. They both have " The Initiation" as one of their archetypes. Where as Jacob's initiation is when his dying grandpa told him " Find the loop. On the other side of the old man's grave. September third, 1940" ( Riggs 57). By his grandpa telling him this he forced himself to mature into a world of peculiar abilities, Hallows and wrights. Just like how Elizabeth into not killing off all her problems, instead she solved them in a civilized way. All in all both characters are forced to mature because of new setting and characters. All of this shows that " the initiation" Is a major archetype in both books that have an impact over theme, conflict and most definitely characters.
An archetype that is apparent in Kami Garcia's and Margaret Stohl's "Beautiful Creatures" is the archetype star-crossed lovers which defines the conflict and the characters throughout the novel. At the beginning of the novel Ethan was wrapped up in problems of high school and popularity but not much else. However, after he met Lena he realized what is really important to him and saw what he was capable of. For example, after he met Lena he stopped being so reliant on his friend group and saw who his true friends were. Ethan also felt what it is like to care so deeply for another individual and want to do anything to help them, even if it means risking his own life to save his father and Lena. The archetype also helped Lena realize that she doesn't need to go through all of her troubles on her own and should let help that people give in instead of pushing it away, even if she thinks it's the right thing to do. Also, the archetype star-crossed lovers helps define the conflict because without Lena and Ethan falling in love it wouldn't be so hard for them to let eachother go because of Lena's powers and Ethan being mortal. Like the book says, "The right thing and the easy thing are never the same." (Garcia 226). All in all, the archetype star-crossed lovers helped define the characters and conflict of the story.
In “If I Stay” by Gayle Forman, Mia has to make the decision to continue living her life without her family, or end her life in that hospital, she has an out of body experience and sees how everyone acts because of her. It's love that brings Mia back. “Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia also uses love as a turning point and a way to define characters in the story. Lena has to let go because of her powers, while Mia has to let go because of the car crash- but both desire to stay in the moment before. When they could be in love with the one person they found that really understood them. When Mia realized that there wasn't much she could do to reunite her and her love of family, she stated “I shouldn't have to care. I shouldn't have to work this hard. I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard (Forman 175)”. She realizes that to go alone in life is harder than any other challenge. Lena realized this as well, she changes people's lives and brings out the better qualities of some because of love, but in the end there's pain. Mia's love brings a happy home, loving parents, and opportunity- it's all ripped away in a split second. Lena makes the ultimate sacrifice. She uses someone else's life (and her power) to bring her love back- Mia can't do this, but she has to decide “do I actually want to live if my family isn't here?” How love defines both characters is remarkably similar, it shows not only how they choose to make sacrifices and life changing choices (without knowing if it's the right choice in the moment), and how letting go can actually prove the biggest challenge.
One of the main archetypes in the book "House Rules" by Jodi Picolut is father son conflict. In the beginning of the book the reader finds out that the father of the two sons. The father son conflict is tension built due to separation from childhood. "Well you could say that my father has been missing since I have been diagnosed" (14). Theo and Jacob have been fatherless because he freaked out when their oldest son, Jacob, was diagnosed with autism. This panicked their dad and he left town. During the trial the boy's father felt bad that he had been absent for most of their lives so he decided to come help with the trial. "I started to cry, instead of comforting me as mom would do he handed me a twenty dollar bill." (357) This helps the conflict caused by this is that the father in this story caused more harm then good. Over all the archetypical father figure in this story contributes to define the characters in this story.
Similar to "House Rules" by Jodi Picolut, the novel “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling also conveys the archetype Father- Son conflict. Although in your novel it is actually between a father and two sons. In my novel it is between Harry and Voldemort. You mentioned, “Theo and Jacob have been fatherless…” which means there has been no father figure looking after them as they grew up (Kennedy 1). Voldemort in my novel tried to kill Harry as a little boy but he failed, and as Harry gets sent off to Hogwarts to pursue the family legacy of magic he ends up finding himself face to face with Voldemort. Father- son conflict is “tension built due to separation from childhood … and the two meet as men,” (Archetype Packet). In both of the above examples this is true; both of the characters meet as more grown up men. Harry is very confused when he first meets Voldemort as a grown up man. He says, “Voldemort said that he only killed my mother because she tried to stop him from killing me. But why would he want to kill me in the first place?” (Rowling 298). Harry asks a very good question that shows he and Voldemort reunited to put an end to the killing of Harry’s mom and dad… or so he thought. All in all both "House Rules" by Jodi Picolut, and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling display the Father-Son conflict archetype.
In my novel Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi has the situational archetype of the Battle between Good and Evil. First, the protagonist, Juliette Ferrars was put in a mental institution by the ‘Reestablishment’ because she had a ‘lethal touch.’ She was not mental at all, but because she was a threat, which scared the government in their society, which makes them the bad guys. They've obliterated the earth's surface and everything on it. There are no animals, no trees, no vegetation, because of the chemical damage they've caused. “The animals are dying, the birds don't fly, crops are hard to come by, flowers don't exist. The weather is unreliable. Sometimes it snows for no reason at all.” That was a rant by Juliette in her journal (all that she had) when she was in her cell, all alone. The good guys are an organization underground called ‘Omega Point.’ This organization is made up of soldiers that have ran away, refugees, and fellow citizens who wanted to take a stand. Omega Point’s leader, Castle has people that “depend on him for something more than basic survival. This is more than a fallout shelter. This is much more than a hiding space. There is a greater goal in mind. A greater purpose” (Mafi 305) But most of all, Castle says, “We depend on others for our food, health, sustenance. This cripples us. Creates cowards of our people. Slaves our children. It's time for us to fight back” (Mafi 308) While Omega Point is preparing to overthrow the Reestablishment, with more than guns and ammo but for a cause. The true question is: Who's gonna win?
In “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling and “Shatter Me” by Tahereh Mafi both share the same situational archetype of the battle between good and evil. You say that the government are considered the bad guys because “she was a threat, which scared the government’’ (Micoletti). The government in my novel is overrun with evil, however they are not scared of Harry’s power they just want him dead. At a wedding Harry and the guests get a message about how the Ministry (government) has been taken over by evil “‘ The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming’” (Rowling 159).Both show how the government is not using their power responsibly or is run by the wrong side. Overall in both novels the situational archetype is the battle between good and evil.
In the novel “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling an archetype that is used to define characters throughout the book is light vs. darkness. This archetype means that light is hope or renewal and darkness represents the unknown or evil. In this situation Harry Potter is the light and Voldemort is the darkness. If this archetype were not in the novel then Harry’s parents might not have died when they did. But since darkness was present in this novel then Voldemort had to come in and kill them. Hagrid was trying to explain to Harry why his parents died and why Voldemort killed them. He states, ‘“but yeh must know about yer mom and dad… they’re famous. You’re famous.’… ‘And then if you please, she went and got herself blown up’… ‘By Voldemort…”’ (53). As you can see, Harry didn’t know about his parents dying like this, he thought they got in a car crash. This shows the reader that Voldemort truly just killed Harry’s parents because he was jealous which is why Voldemort represents the darkness in the story. Harry Potter represents the light because he is the hope of the story. Everyone is depending on him to save Hogwarts, to win Gryffindor the most team points, and to get the sorcerer’s stone. He was known as “Harry Potter – the boy who lived!” which meant that since he lived through his house being blown up he must be able to do incredible things in his life (17). This archetype is used to help define the theme. The theme is good will always triumph over evil, pretty much the same thing as light vs. darkness. So all in all a very important archetype in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling is light vs. darkness.
In the novel “Go Ask Alice” written by Anonymous is about a girl that has never experienced going to parties and having the “great” high school experience as many people would say, but sometimes that “great” experience could take you down the wrong path and even put your life at risk. Alice didn’t know this, she thought she was finally done being the one that is not accepted or not popular. When she got invited to a big party everyone was going to she felt wanted and accepted in her new town, but later that night she was served a drink with some LSD in it. After that party she lost her innocence and started getting into more drugs and bad parties and started hanging out with the wrong people. The strongest archetype represented in this book is a The Fall, which is the descent from higher to lower state of being usually as a punishment for transgression and also a lost of innocence. The fall defines Alice because she used to be such a good student with good grades and had good friends and had goals she wanted to reach, but slowly more into drugs she begins to lose all of that and people start to see down on her but then she wanted to quit the drug life so she could make the people she cares about proud of her, “I hereby solemnly promise that I will from this very day forward live so that everyone i know can be proud of me and so that i can be proud of myself” (38). She was looking for happiness again without drugs but sadly loses all her progress and starts to fall to her lower state and not even caring about the people she did before, she only cares for the drugs. “After you’ve had it, there isn’t a life without drugs…” (96). She begins to lose herself in the drugs causing the conflict of this book where she can’t even control how much she takes. Sadly that was just the problem couldn’t control and ended up dying because of an overdose. All in all, the fall in this story was huge and caused a big effect on Alice and her family.
In "The Young Elites" series by Marie Lu, most of the story shares the situational archetype of "the unhealable wound" present trough Adelina Amouteru. In the exposition phases of the novel, Adelina kills her father by "speaking [her] most frightened thoughts in a chorus of voices, dripping with hatred" (Lu 18). This is where Adelina's powers first arrive when she needed them, he powers of illusion. this sticks with Adelina throughout the rest of the novel, and into the next book in the series "The Rose Society" by Marie Lu. Occasional, throughout the novel, Adelina will experience hallucinations because of her illusion powers. She experiences these illusions after she kills someone, so when she killed the random inquisition soldier she "[falls] back in a trance, unable to do anything" (Lu 234), which is a side affect of when she first killed her father, she experienced a similar hallucination from her powers. Later in the story, it is explained that all Elites (ones with powers) are doomed, as Violetta, Adelina's sister explains to her "we may [have powers] of the gods, but we are not gods" (Lu 383). When her dad died, she gained her powers, when she uses her powers, he body deteriorates in the form of temper swings and hallucinations, leaving her with an unhealable wound throughout the story, which is why that is the main archetype in "the Young Elites" by Marie Lu.
In my novel, “The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict”, by Trenton Lee Stewart, the main archetype is the hero’s journey. While this may not entirely fit the plot setting, this is the closest major archetype. The first stage in this is the Departure. In this case, Nicholas Benedict is departing the train with his guardian, Miss Ferrier, who is wise and seems to be his mentor, who guides him to his next stage in his journey. He is ready to be escorted to ‘Rothschild’s End’, the local orphanage, by Mr. Collum, who turns out to be a mean old man who is strict, and unyielding, until he hears of a treasure that, in the hero’s journey, Nicholas must find, but Mr. Collum is out to get for himself, thinking of all the good that it could do the orphanage. The second stage of the hero’s journey is the Initiation. This comes in the form of the local group of bullies in the orphanage, called The Spiders. Even they have their own form of initiation, which involves dunking the unfortunate inductee’s head into a toilet. “’Well, little buddy, that won’t be a problem, see, we’re headed to the bathroom. That’s where we do it. He winked at the other boys, who were now exchanging knowing looks.”’ (Stewart 38). Nicholas now has a more mature perspective, now that he knows how to outsmart the bullies, and now that he knows that he needs to avoid them at all costs. Now, comes the interesting part. The road of trials is apparently where the hero is given supernatural aid, endures tests of strength, resourcefulness, and endurance. Nicholas is not given supernatural aid, he must, however, endure test of strength, resourcefulness, and endurance. He first must endure the test of breakfast the next morning, which is a test of strength. “And so as casually as possible-as if there were nothing unusual about what he was doing-Nicholas dumped his boiled egg into his oatmeal, grabbed the hot bowl with his free hand, and thrust his burned fingers into his mouth”, now that seems like a physical test of strength, and now Nicholas must undergo several more tests, like resourcefulness against the school bullies, and endurance to keep going and to try and find the treasure. The third stage is the Innermost Cave. The innermost cave is a place of great trial. There is not much of a place like that in this book, but there is the basement. The basement is where Nicholas gets locked for several hours without anyone noticing. There is not much of a change in Nicholas, but he shows off his inventing skills with a bicycle powered phonograph machine that he creates. The last step in this process is the Return and Reintegration to Society. In my book, this happens when Nicholas finds the treasure. It is not in the form that he expects, however. He uses this knowledge to make the orphanage a better place for the other children. They sleep better, and they all are just generally happier. In this book, the archetype helps develop plot, theme, conflict, and characters because the whole story is built around this archetype.
In my book A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket an important symbolic archetype is the threshold and it helps define the conflict in the book. In the very beginning 3 siblings lost both their parents (Snicket 8). It is the reason there could be a threshold. This is what creates the possibility of a threshold. It's the very start of the conflict. While the main characters don’t know it yet a lot of bad news is about to come there way. Then the actual gateway is after Mr. Poe a good family friend of theres leads them “away from the beach and from their previous lives” (Snicket 10). They have to change and grow because they don’t have anyone to protect them anymore. They now know what the challenges of there life are, so they have a internal conflict of trying to find happiness. Finally you get to see how there life changes. It definitely doesn't change for the better though. “[T]he three children could see that everything in this room was filthy, from the stuffed head of a lion which was nailed to the wall to the bowl of apple cores which sat on a small wooden table”(Snicket 23). You can tell there was a threshold because of how dramatically there life changed. They went from millionaires to barely having food. This makes their quest for happiness even harder than it already was. This is why the most important symbolic archetype is the threshold and how it defines the conflict.
Your book “A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Bad Beginning” by Lemony Snicket shares some characteristics with “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman. The main characters in your book “lost both their parents”(Portice 1). The main character in my book also lost both of his parents. You said that the parents dieing was the way the book began. In “The Graveyard Book” the main character also loses his parents at the beginning of the story. In the first chapter it says, “The hunt was almost over. He had left the woman in her bed, the man on the bedroom floor, the older child in her brightly colored bedroom surrounded by toys and half-finished models. That only left one, a baby barely a toddler, to take care of.”( Gaiman 7). Another similarity is that the main character(s) go from having everything to nothing. In “A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Bad Beginning” the main characters “went from millionaires to barely having food”(Portice 1). In my book the main character went from having a family, a nice house and all the things that he needed to living in a graveyard. Although there may be more similarities these are just a few.
Dear whoever may be reading this,
Two archetypes strongly appear in my novel, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. In the beginning, the main character Samantha (Sam) comes across the symbolic maze archetype- a puzzling dilemma or great uncertainty, search for the dangerous monster inside of oneself, or a journey into the heart of darkness- after she finds herself awake on February 12 - again. That same day prior to reawakening again on that same day, Sam had encountered a car accident and had been crushed by the car. She kept waking back up after that which lead her to the question: why is she still here, what is the purpose of the repetition of passing through the same day? Sam started reflecting on her own actions as an individual. She, being one of the most popular seniors at her school, started questioning how she treats the individuals around her. Juliet Sykes, a fellow senior who has been bullied throughout her school experience, suffers severe depression, mainly caused by Sam and her group of friends. Her and her friends once stated, “It’s a good feeling knowing you can basically do whatever you want and there won’t be any consequences.” (Oliver 18) Juliet, at a party one night, came and got soaked by beer by Lindsay and her friends. Later that night Juliet committed suicide by jumping in front of a car coming up the highway. The repetition of the days made Sam look inside herself to realize what she was doing affected other people. This lead Sam to come to the second symbolic archetype- the crossroads which means a place or time of decision when a realization is made and change or penance results. Sam realizes what she had to do to get out of the loop which was to try and prevent Juliet from committing suicide. Instead of sending the Valentine’s Day rose they send to her every year with the caption, “Maybe next year, but probably not,” with “It’s never too late.” As Sam goes through her day, she realizes her purpose here was not to be the most popular. She realized that all actions have consequences, good or bad and that her purpose was to live a life worth living, being kind while loving every small moment. As Juliet runs towards the road, Sam catches up to her. While trying to talk her out of it, Juliet doesn’t listen and jumps out onto the road. Sam ran after her and pushed her out of the way, causing her to be the one who gets hit by the car. “Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow. Maybe there's 1,000 or 10. But for some of us, there is only today. But I didn't know anything that until right before I fell. I had to do something to make a difference. Maybe things could change and maybe I could change them.”(Oliver 467). Sam changed a lot while reliving her last day alive over a week. She changed her views on things like kindness with one thought: how do I want to be remembered? In the end, did Sam save Juliet? Or did Juliet save Sam?
Olivia Wick :D
In Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, the character archetype “star-crossed lovers” is present. Neighbors, Madeline and Olly, have fallen in love over instant message, but Madeline is sick and can't be exposed to any type of bacteria and hasn't been for 17 years. They are, “separated by an unbreakable barrier” and they long for a future that can never be (124). Despite knowing their unhappy fate, they can't help but fall in love with each other even though, “it's almost certainly going to be a disaster” (78). Sometimes, the thing that kills you may be what saves you, which is how Madeline feels about her love for Olly. The barrier that separates the star-crossed lovers may stop them from being together, but it will never stop how they feel about each other.
In my book A Series of Unfortunate Events The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket there are similarities and differences to the book Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. In Mackenzie's book two star-crossed lovers want a future that can never be (Wells). This is just like in my book except three siblings want a future with their parents that they can never have. These three siblings can't have the future because their parents died. Now here are some important differences between the two books. One of the main differences between the books is that there is no love in my book. In Everything Everything Madeline and Olly are star-crossed lovers (Wells). Another difference between these two books is there's nothing that can tear my characters apart. “Violet, Klaus, and Sunny all looked at one another” (Snicket 9). But in Mckenzie's book there is something keeping the two main characters apart. These are the main similarities and differences between the two books.
In your book, “Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon, the archetype is “star-crossed lovers” as you claim. In my book “The Fault in our Stars” written by John Green, the archetype is the exact same. In your book you claim “despite knowing their unhappy fate, they can’t help but fall in love with each other” (Wells). In my book, Hazel and her lover Augustus both have cancer and know that it won’t be able to last long but they knew they had to make the best out of their time together, “Gus, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within a number of days, and I’m grateful.” (Green 260). It seems that is the same way Madeline feels about her love, even though she can barely have time with him she loves him with all her heart, “it will never stop how they feel about each other.” (Wells). Overall, both stories have something standing in the way of them and their love but both characters don’t let that stop their feelings.
In my novel, Ignite Me byTahereh Mafi, a major archetype the character, Warner holds is the Loyal Retainer. He is used as a powerful figure that draws attention to the main character's superhuman strength , in the case of someone such as Batman, Robin is used as not only a sidekick, but to reflect onto Batman and his talents. Warner is this case is like J's robin, in which case together they are unstoppable, but not without each other, especially without J. "'So the two of you'--Ian tries to find his voice--'I mean, together-- you two could basically--' 'Take over the world?'" (Mafi 225) J is practically a female superman, and I don't know if he has a sidekick or not so I can't make another comparison, but I think it is safe to say that Warner is basically J's advocate to everyone else.
One major archetype in " Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs is the creature of nightmare. The creature of nightmare are Hallows and Wrights. Both creatures used to be peculiars until they got greedy and wanted to become immortal without being in a loop. They became immortal but they turned into nasty creatures that had a hunger for peculiar children. Once they ate enough peculiar's eyes then they turned back to normal looking and became Wrights that helped other Hallows become like them. As you can probably tell Wrights and Hallows are terrible people. Though its sad when the protagonist Jacob finds out that his psychiatrist turns out to be a wright, not only that but he has made the offer that " I can offer you safety, money. I can give you your life back, Jacob. All you have to do is work with us " ( 297). Not only does Jacob feel betrayed, his friends feel as if he was actually considering the offer. That causes conflict between Enoch, Emma, Bronwyn and Jacob. By there being a creature of nightmare archetype it helps develops a theme of that anything can be accomplished if you set your mind to it, since the creature of nightmare is a barrier for the hero.
A archetype in the book Prodigy, by Marie Lu, is the Devil Figure. The person who is the devil figure in this book is the late Elector. An example of this is “... He made the trials to weed out the weak and end them…” (Lu 235). The trials were mandatory tests that were used to find the best for the military but the late Elector used them to kill the weak. Another example of this is “.. HE was using the plague victims as weapons…” (Lu 46). The late Elector made the plagues to test on the poor sectors and then use as Bio-weapons against the colonies. In the end the late Elector was the main devil in the story.
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