Archetypes Poster

I’ve been getting a lot of the same questions and problems with the archetypes poster, so let me clarify a few things:

1) You do not need to include anything from the “literary mode” column
2a) Secondary and subordinate characters are the same
2b) You must identify which subordinate character from the chart your named character matches (e.g. In the Sunset phase of Titanic, the man loading the lifeboats represents the traitor because he prevents poor people from accessing the boats, even though they had trusted the ship’s crew to keep them safe)
3) You must explain how each section of the plot connects to the characteristics (e.g. from the myth section) of each phase
4) You must explain how the comic and/or tragic visions of the world that you chose are represented in your movie (on the back of the poster, in pencil)
5) Your images should reflect both the plot and the stage of the year or day.

You may be noticing a trend: identify, explain, identify, explain… and so on. The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate your understanding of connections, applying the literary criticism to real examples instead of thinking of it only in theory as Northrop Frye does in the textbook. All of this is explained clearly on your rubric, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!


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