No Escaping the Archetypes

Anyone who has studied Campbell’s work is familiar with his famous archetypes. From the Hero, to the Shapeshifter, Campbell’s archetypes are clearly observable in every classic tale.

What might often be overlooked, however, is how strongly these archetypes are still represented in stories today. Lord of the Rings and Star Wars are two of the more notable examples of narratives that follow the Hero’s Journey. If you want to see a full chart of famous movies and their archetypes, click here!


From The Boston Globe on December 15, 2015