VCR 3 Presentation

Sahaana Veeravalli

FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 3

The Giver, by Lois Lowry, is a perfect _____________ of the growing dystopian genre.

THE WORD

archetype (n.)


1. an original model or type from which similar forms are copied


2. a very typical example of a certain person or thing


archetypal (adj.); archetypic (adj.); archetypical (adj.)

ITS ROOTS

arkhein (G.) "to begin," "to be first"


tupos (G.) "a model"

SYNONYMS

1st Definition:

  • antecedent
  • forerunner
  • prototype
  • predecessor


2nd Definition:

  • no perfect synonyms

ANTONYMS

1st Definition:

  • descendant
  • replica
  • reproduction
  • copy


2nd Definition:

  • atypical

Jungian Archetypes

Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist who is famous for researching the collective unconscious.


He argued that archetypes are the images, patterns, and symbols that rise out of the collective unconscious and appear in dreams, mythology, and fairy tales.


Now, Jungian archetypes are studied in literature.

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CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY.

A. Many buildings in Washington DC were built with Greek and Roman archetypes for architecture.

B. Many fashion designers praise Lady Gaga's archetypical outfits, including her meat dress.

C. In elementary schools, the "student of the week" is meant to serve as an archetype for good behavior.

D. In the Harry Potter series, Professor Mcgonagall is the archetype of a nurturing mother.

THE CORRECT ANSWER IS B. LADY GAGA'S OUTFITS ARE NOT TYPICAL.