Arguably beginning with Freud, Jung, and Campbell, the symbolism and archetype discussion has become fundamental, not only to literature, but to sociology, psychology, and religion, etc. Archetypes are symbols, or even structures, that are fundamental to how our brain thinks, remembers, and connects ideas. They are a part of our DNA, spirit, psyche, or wherever you feel comfortable locating them-- because science is still unsure. What we do know is that they seem to be similar (though not exactly the same) across time periods and cultures. They link and connect our mind to our body and our environment. They seem to be a secret psychological code to understanding story and ourselves. Because they are inherent to you, we just need to tap into them and create our own lists of symbols, archetypes, and motifs. Begin with: what does the archetype remind you of and how does that make you feel...
Point of View is critical. It frames the narrative and automatically sets up a connection between the narrator and the reader-- whether the narrator is good or evil, right or wrong, or even if they are not the hero of the story-- like To Kill a Mockingbird.
We need to ask ourselves questions - regardless of the media or genre- about the p.o.v. and its purpose.
Your assignment: find an article of your own on any of the issues Card brings up.
Ender’s Game is Already a Reality for the U.S. Military- IEEE
Ender's Game -Chapter 8
What makes an archetype or motif a special kind of symbolism? How does the Hero's Journey, often referred to as the Hero Archetype or Hero Motif fit your favorite books, movies, or video games? How does it fit you?
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Vocab 1-5 Test, Root List due, Extra Credit for cards, Ender's Quiz 4-6 and study guide check 1-6.
Our vocabulary Latin Roots 1-5! We see it, say it, play it! :)
Test next week! Root List due and study all 1-5. :)
Ender's Game: What does leadership cost?