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What is an Archetype?

An archetype is known as a universal symbol for anything such as a character, theme, or even a setting.

Big Fish archetype example 1

  • The haunted road
  • This could represent fear and trouble.
  • This can relate to Edward Bloom because he faced many troubles in his life.

Example 2

  • The Fish
  • The fish means divine creation of life.
  • Connects to Edward because he brought life to everyone in his life.

Example 3

  • The river
  • This means continuous life
  • It can relate to Edward because it represents how he will still live on after death.

Other archetypes in films

  1. Scar in the lion king represents the villain.
  2. The genie in Aladdin can represent a mentor.