An archetype can be defined as a type of character, an emotion, or even an event that notably runs across the life experiences of a human. The lover is the character that will do anything because of love. The rebel is the next archetype according to which the individuals will not abide to the demands of the society. The magicians are driven by the curious nature and their strengths include knowledge and power. Additionally, most of these individuals are corruptible and sometimes arrogant. The heroes are courageous and strong, whether physically or mentally, but ego and overconfidence are their weaknesses. The innocent characters have only good intentions and some of their weaknesses include vulnerability and naivety.
The rulers are characters that have power over the others emotionally and they take the position of a leader in the society but are mostly disliked by others. The jokers are funny and provide comic relief to others. The mentors are wise and experienced and are ready to give their knowledge to those who inquire. The caregivers are generous and will make sacrifices on their behalf. The creators are characters that can be thought to be artistic, they are willing to sacrifice even their relationships and well-being in order to achieve the big goal. The seductresses come in all genders and they do not keep their promises. The last type is the explorers who are curious and driven to explore the unknown but they are unreliable and never satisfied.
In the Mahabharata poem, the rebel and ruler archetypes are evident.
In the Ramayana poem, the rebel archetype is evident.
In the Shanameh poem, the rebel archetype is evident.
In the epic poem of Sundiata, the ruler archetype is evident.
The archetype of a hero is evident in all of the poems.
Although all poems used different archetypes, they are fascinating and provided information about different communities. The authors also ensured that people can learn about cultures of different societies.
Myth can be defined as a traditional story that involves a supernatural being or event and concerns either history of early people or explanations of naturally occurring phenomena. Fables were involved in explanation of several facts that people encountered in the community. Early persons used them to explain both natural and cultural facts as well as complicated issues (Anderson et al., 98). Historical people practiced myths to describe what could not be seen. Prehistoric individuals also used myths to heal and offer inspiration. Through recitation of certain myths intended to heal prehistoric people could get heal. One of the reasons why myths are still important today is that they contain our heritage. Myths will remind us of where we came from regardless of where we are. Every culture has its own folks and myths and these explain the origin of that culture and its people. Similarly, means have value as literature. They will give us insight of other past times and places.
Myths have been of great importance in my life in many ways. Since they are a source of literature, they helped me learn about different cultures. I have enjoyed reading most of these tales since they are fascinating and educative. Consequently, they have been a source of my entertainment and consumed most of my leisure time, making me to treasure them.
In Sandra estate there lived a young boy who was from an underprivileged family in terms of well-up. The boy had two sisters and no brother and they lived with the mother since their father was nowhere to be found after he had neglected them subsequently remarrying. Their mother was not financially stable so her children never managed to get everything they needed. The society expected them to live a stable life since their father was relatively rich but this was not the case. They also suffered the guilt of rejection from the society out of misunderstanding though. So this young boy called Dave developed the urge of hustling until he makes it. Fortunately, the guy had a talent of playing football and he vowed to pursue in his talent until he changes the situation in his family. Dave put all his efforts in football after he had managed to get a ball from a friend whom he promised to pay back after he becomes successful. He was very optimistic about making it and to him it was nothing to bargain about. He woke up early in the morning every day to practice and left out everything else for his practice. He knew what he wanted and he had to get it.
Consequently, one day when he was already 12 year-old boy, one of the managers of a renowned football academy noticed the boy. He really liked how the boy played and took the boy to the academy and ensured that the boy was signed. After a couple of years, the boy improved a lot and was even ready to play in the team and life started changing from there. He later became a very successful player and used to get a good pay from the club. The boy, therefore, changed the situation at home and brought glory to his family members. They were very proud of him and Dave was both a creator and a hero.
Anderson, Robin Keturah, Jo Boaler, and Jack A. Dieckmann. “Achieving elusive teacher change through challenging myths about learning: A blended approach”. Education Sciences, vol. 8, no.3, 2018, pp. 98. Web.