Archetypes In Alice In Wonderland

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Archetypes are elements of certain emotional complexes found in the unconscious minds of all human beings, charged with the potential for good and evil. This very theory is depicted in literature which expression and form pertain formal patterns of meanings from dreams, myths, and legends. A theory that comes up in stories that we read or movies that we have seen highlights the components of a good tale through the use of character development, setting, and moral lesson. Critics and proponents of children novels determined that most of these tales are presented well to the young audience and described in children language, the imagery, and various personalities and people young boys and girls have to deal with in the real world. The four main …show more content…
She is the hero, the innocence, and the persona. Alice’s true desires represents herself as an extremely knowledgeable, superior, and clever individual when she is in fact a mere child. Alice always carries around a social facade yet identifies herself as an hero because she goes on a venture to Wonderland when in fact it was her curiosity that led her to the rabbit hole. She is a perfect example of an innocent archetype because she is totally oblivious what 's in stored for her next while strolling around in Wonderland. Always finding herself confronted in different situations involving various animals, though the rabbit-hole was meant to be an escape from all her problems, it seems as though her journey got more confusing. If it weren 't for the magical fantasyland, she probably be killed by the fall, and she has no idea where she is going, what she 's facing, or how to get home; it seems as if the rabbit-hole is a one-way trip with no …show more content…
He is a role model for young children and acknowledges the inner-child of his dream. Peter Pan has the tendency to live in the past/romanticize and idealize the past rather than look to the future, but like all archetypes the Peter Pan is bi-polar, exhibiting both a positive and and negative aspect. The positive side of the Peter Pan, symbolizes newness, potential for growth, hope for the future. He can be heroic. The negative side is the child-man who refuses to grow up and meet the challenges of life face on, waiting instead for his ship to come in and solve all his problems. He has a preference for living in a fantasy world/in own head, rather than in reality, and wants avoidance of adult responsibilities as far as possible. In truth, he lacks any real direction in life and deal with problems through an act of denial. Where he ignores or forgets the existence of the problem and contemplates what he wants to do being young for life. A life without any rules and limitations but accepting the parts of him that previously he ran away from – the shame, the sadness, the feelings of not being good enough – is another way of saying that he will grow up and understand one day, because he is in dismal and senses it too, the

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