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Archetypal Hero: Past and Present
An examination and comparison of the mythical archetypal hero in the past and present.
# 125190 | 1,250 words | 20 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American) , Literature (Greek and Roman)

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A comparison of the heroic attributes of Odysseus and Indiana Jones, a classical and a modern depiction of archetypes in narrative.

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"Shawn Wittmier has observed that the heroic archetype in modern myth is one that is a fairly set pattern. In order to have a successful heroic figure, the tale must follow these lines. These lines have the effect of shaping archetypal heroism whatever culture the heroism springs from. That suggests that they can be applied equally to ancient and modern heroes, that the mythical, archetypal hero of the past is essentially the same as today. In the ancient..."

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