Archetypes are everywhere, from Cinderella to Star Wars, you've seen them in every story. Archetypes are common themes throughout stories that make stories more relatable.
Once upon a time, there was a boy, named John, who had finally turned sixteen. This meant that he was able to choose a woman to marry. There was no doubt in his mind with who he was going to marry. It was the princess, Cynthia, the one he had grown up with and loved. However, there was a problem. John was just a regular boy. He was no knight. For a regular boy to be granted the permission to marry the princess, he must first slay a dragon to prove that he was not just a boy. The two loved each other very much, but both knew that the chances were low. They couldn't be together until the deed was done. So thus, the quest for the boy has started.
After many days of travelling, John finally arrived at the dragon's lair. He entered the cavern and saw that there was a large lake in the center. He approached the lake to drink some water but just as he bent over the edge, the dragon burst out of the water. As he looked at the dragon he noticed just how terrifying and huge it was compared to his childhood visions of a dragon. He didn't know what to do against something that big as it ran towards him and hit him into the lake. As he splashed into the lake, the cool water brought him to his senses and made him feel stronger and brave. John rose out of the water and stabbed the dragon with one swing, killing it. The quest was done and John traveled back home. Once he arrived, there was a wedding already planned since the town caught wind of the dragon's death before he arrived. John and Cynthia were married that day. And they lived happily ever after.
Archetypes in the Story
Archetypes in the story that was just read: Hero - John Coming of Age - When he became 16 Star Crossed Lovers - John and the Princess Villain - The Dragon Quest - To slay the dragon Rebirth - When he fell into the lake
Archetypes in Anthem
Several archetypes in this story are also in Anthem such as.. Hero - Equality 7-2521 Coming of Age - The Choosing of Jobs Star Crossed Lover - Equality and the Golden one Villain - Society Quest - Equality's Search for Knowledge Rebirth - When Equality Discovered "I" Not Included in the Story the was Read: Loss of Innocence - When Equality's invention was denied by the Scholars and He Discovered That They Don't Want to Learn