The Hero's Archetype Explained
Every story is a journey. Whether set in a fantastical world or the house next door, all narratives in some way record the universal human experience of growth and transition. Archetypes are symbolic images recognized in the collective unconscious of all people. A writer’s responsibility is to help guide the audience along this path in an accessible and compelling way.
This week our class is learning about 8 different archetypes that can be identified in every story and the job or responsibilities of each one within a story. Students will be completing an outline as each archetype is explained in class.
Also, for the past couple of weeks, students have been learning and applying the vocabulary words for this unit during class warm ups. Tuesday, we will complete a study guide that will help them study for a vocabulary assessment Friday.
Warm ups are discussed in class daily and students are responsible to check for accuracy and turn them in every Friday. Students need to label and date each warm up, before they turn them in for a grade.