Archetypes Essay

869 WordsOct 20, 20144 Pages
There are some road blocks that people are unable to journey over. People can become extremely depressed because they cannot do anything to fix their lives. People have to endure long lasting wounds that truly cannot be fixed. Archetypes are important to both ancient literature and modern literature. They help discover uniformity and relevance to literature works. Archetypes best reveal a text’s meaning because of the fact they provide uniformity between works of literature due to the fact that they identify the demeanors of characters and situations. Situations that occur over and over are referred to as situational archetypes. Unhealable wounds are not very fun but everyone has certain things that bug them their entire life. The injury does not have to be physical; it can be psychological as well. In Gilgamesh, Enkidu was killed off due to the fact that the friendship that Enkidu and Gilgamesh had was not what the Gods wanted. Gilgamesh went into a deep depression after Enkidu’s death and has a lot of trouble coming out of the funk. Gilgamesh’s unhealable wound was the loss that he felt when Enkidu died. In Lord of the Rings, Frodo was hurt. Frodo got a shoulder injury. In the movie they proclaim the fact that it would never heal (Jackson). Frodo’s wound was physical but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have the same experiences as Gilgamesh, it just means he endured different pain. In Genesis, Adam and Eve broke their bonds with God and disobeyed him. Adam and Eve didn’t do what God wanted them to do. They gave into temptation of the snake, and ate the fruit. They committed sins that were unforgivable, and they were mistakes that couldn’t be healed. Their unhealable wound is psychological because of the fact that they are not the perfect beings that God wanted. Also look at the fact that they paved the way for all humans on Earth, everyone makes mistakes because of

More about Archetypes Essay

Open Document