Archetypes - happily ever after. Perseus (The Hero) Perseus...

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Jennifer Thai 09/01/08 Per. 03-AP Lit. Rapunzel (Damsel In Distress) Rapunzel is the perfect example of the damsel in distress archetype because she is literally locked in a tower, with no way out, and waiting for someone to come and save her. This is where the unsuspecting hero comes in, drawn by her beauty and ready to save her. She is very vulnerable, and slightly ignorant, “accidentally” giving away her secret about the prince to the evil witch who had locked her up. Although the prince’s plan to rescue Rapunzel didn’t work out at planned, they ended up finding each other and living
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Unformatted text preview: happily ever after. Perseus (The Hero) Perseus is the typical hero because he has gone through many adventures during his time. He was able to cut off the head of the Gorgon Medusa, turn Atlas into stone, save Andromeda from the sea monster, and defeat the jealous Phineas. He saved his mother and the rest of the island from the wrath of Polydectes. The circumstance of his birth is unusual because he was the son of Zeus and Danae. He leaves his kingdom with his mother after his birth, and returns to there when he grows up, only to accidentally kill his grandfather....
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