Toy Story 3 Archetype Analysis

Improved Essays
Jingnan Zhang
English 3: Block Ms. Bunosky
February 15, 2017
Archetypes in Toy Story
One doesn’t usually watch movies and critically think about what is happening in it, but when one analyzes thoroughly, the audience can find some impressive things in the plots of these films. In the movie, Toy Story 3, the audience can clearly see a set of archetypes through the characters. Woody would be considered the hero, Buzz can be seen as the innocent person, and Lotso can be seen as the ruler/dictator.
Woody is the classic archetype of the hero in a story or film. Every time that the toys get in trouble, Woody always comes swooping in with a solution and saves the day. An example of this can be seen when, “All of the toys were placed in the room
…show more content…
He was the leader to the mission, and in the end, they made it back to their owner, Andy.” (Toy Story 3 by Walt Disney Pictures). This mission was the climax of the story, and the most important part. Woody planned and put his plan into action, saving Buzz and the rest of his friends. Heroes are the type of people that would risk their lives for another person, and this is exactly what Woody did. Another thing that makes Woody fit the archetype of a hero is his instinct. Heroes usually know when something fishy is going on, and he has that type of concept himself. He demonstrated this when, “ all the toys got to the Sunny Side Daycare, Woody knew that there was something wrong there and that Andy’s mom had made the mistake of bringing them to that place. He insisted and insisted in …show more content…
Lotso is a backstabbing liar, and he will literally drag any toys down with him if he needs to. For example, “when Woody and the rest of the toys were on the way to their fiery doom, they helped Lotso get up to a small sidewalk so that he could press the stop button. Once he got to the top, he teased them and left them there to die. If it wasn’t for the aliens, the toys would’ve burned.” (Toy Story 3 by Walt Disney Pictures). If Lotso was a moral person, he would help out the people that saved him. But, since he is an evil being, he was ungrateful and did not do as he was asked. Lotso made all the toys in Sunny Side Day Care go through terrible experiences, all because of his traumas. Lotso was like a dictator to the toys. In the movie, “ Lotso switches Buzz back into his original “space ranger” mode, and he makes him imprison all of his friends. He then tortures some of them by putting them in a pit full of cold sand and children’s poop, and he also tries to brainwash them that nobody loves them and that Woody would never come back for them.” (Toy Story 3 by Walt Disney Pictures). In the past, Lotso was a nice toy, until his first owner abandoned them at a park by accident. This created a lot of hate inside him, and led him to become what he is, Lotso the Dictator. This is the reason that he is so evil and likes to make other toys feel like he does about humans. Behind every

Related Documents

  • Superior Essays

    He no idea where he came from or how he came into existence. These unanswered questions made the monster increasingly lonelier. Desperately lonely, the monster decides to seek out the friendship of the cottagers. De Lacey is kind to him but before he can reveal who he is to him, Felix, Agatha and Safie come in the door and Felix attacks him. The monster gets so desperate for companionship that he kidnaps and young boy hoping to teach him to love but instead ends up killing him.…

    • 1054 Words
    • 5 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited
    Superior Essays
  • Superior Essays

    As it shrieked and moaned, the poor little sufferer was blown to and fro like the hammer of a bell. The rocking made him seasick and the noose, becoming tighter and tighter, choked him. Little by little a film covered his eyes.”(ch15) This part of the book, along with most other explicit content was omitted from the Disney adaption, and with good reason. The few remaining violent scenes are reactions to the puppet’s most grievous sins, such as not going to school, and partaking in the sins of “Pleasure island”. Collodi’s editors had a similar mindset to Disney when they forced him to write a more pleasant ending.…

    • 1166 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    In other words, Victor becomes the real monster because he refuses to acknowledge his part in the making of his own destruction. Victor’s inner evil shows itself through his creation and Victor cannot handle the fact that he might be responsible for the death all around him (Lunsford 175). In addition to this, Mary Shelley lets the reader see the motives behind Victor’s narcissism and the monster’s revenge. First, Victor shows his narcissism through his laborious work and irresponsibility. In other words, Victor ignores his family for months on end while he works on creating a superhuman breed of mankind.…

    • 1704 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    This abandonment also affected the monster and caused the deaths of innocent people. However the monster did not have feelings when he was first created, but he soon learned the basic things about human life. The monster then realizes what his creator has done to him, filled with indignation for his creator, he soon did what he felt he had to, which was to ruin Victor's life. He also realizes that he is not a salubrious human being, and will never be apart of society or ever be loved. He also learns by reading books and compares himself to the characters in these books, “I found myself similar, yet at the same time strangely unlike to the beings concerning whom I read”, (Jago 913).…

    • 936 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    A long time ago, in a not so very far world, there were two aliens, and they were named Josh and Logan and, they weren't happy when the government banned their favorite video game Call of Spaceships. Why, was it banned you may ask, well one week in the military office underground, they were playing when a modder started killing them over and over again so, the ruler Banned, Call of Spaceships.So,that's how Josh and Logan weren't happy when they her’s that Call of Spaceships was banned.So now, were back to when Josh and Logan were super upset about their game getting banned.So, after they heard that their game was getting banned, they looked outside to see what the noise was outside, then they saw people(aliens)blowing up cars,busses,buildings,…

    • 855 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    In the beginning the children see Boo Radley as a monster simply because they do not understand who he is. Boo Radley shows that a child’s lack of understanding can lead to them to a freighting place. The author uses him as an extra point of interest throughout the movie until the very end during the big reveal at which point he is portrayed as a hero for saving Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell. 7. The mocking bird, even though none of the characters sees one in the movie, plays a big role in the stories narrative.…

    • 463 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    It was crying out against the abominable noise, something about a body on the hill.” (Golding, pg.152) He is crying out desperate for the boys to stop, but they do not hear his calls and at this point lose all civilization they had. The second killing on the island is a perfect example of evil. Roger intentionally pushes Piggy off Castle Rock with a rock that smashes his body and kills him. Not even a sense of remorse or regret Jack immediately says, “See? See?…

    • 810 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Flies Fear Quotes

    • 1273 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Their fear causes them to hallucinate and unable to differentiate reality from delusions. Ralph and the other boys make irrational decisions out of fear. The terrifying emotion leads to the boys murdering a friend. Golding shows that in The Lord of the Flies, fear of the unknown is instrumental in creating and developing the boy’s conflict with the nonexistent beast. In the novel, Jack states, “Fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream” (Golding 88), but he could not have been more wrong.…

    • 1273 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Who is blamed when a dog attacks a person? Sometimes it’s the dog, but sometimes it’s the owner. In Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, a monster is created and is then left to his own devices as he hasn’t been trained on how to act properly. The monster is forced to wander the globe in search of someone who will accept how ugly he is rather than run away from him. Due to the lack of attention Victor gives to the monster, Victor should not be pitied; but instead, the monster should receive the most sympathy from the reader.…

    • 805 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    When Monkey confronts the evil wizard about this change he then again shifts his form into Tripitaka so that Monkey cannot attack him. Through these appearances, the evil wizard was able to hide the reality that he was truly a lion on a mission. Though the evil wizard was one of the most manipulative characters, Pigsy and the Dragon both deceived reality with their appearances. Pigsy fooled those of the woman he married into believing he was a hard working young man, but once his true identity of a pig was known they soon became fearful of him. Another instance was when the white dragon was punished for eating the white horse so he was then transformed into Tripitaka's white horse for the journey.…

    • 915 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays