Learn how archetypes and story structure mirror each other in any individual book and can be used to further strengthen your story.
The archetypal antagonists for the Mage Arc often manifest subtly--not in obvious "evil," but in an ordinary person's weakness.
The archetypal antagonists for the Crone Arc are represented as a Death Blight and as the subtle Tempter who would lure her from the Truth.
The archetypal antagonists for the King Arc are the Cataclysm and the Rebel, both of which challenge the King to culminate his rule.
Usually the archetypal antagonists for a Queen Arc are represented by the Invader in the outer conflict and the Empty Throne in the inner conflict.
The antagonists for the Hero Arc can be seen archetypally as both the Dragon and the Sick King.
The antagonists for the Maiden Arc can be seen archetypally as both her Authority Figures and a frightening Predator.
A series looking at the archetypal antagonists inherent within each of the six main archetypal "life arcs."
555: Ep. 555: Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 22: How to Use Archetypal Character Arcs in Your Stories
How can you apply archetypal character arcs in a practical way to your own stories? Here are five considerations for choosing archetypes.
The final Flat archetype of the Mentor is one of the most significant within human storytelling.
The Flat archetype of the Elder provides crucial guidance for enacting important change in surrounding characters.
The Flat archetype of the Ruler represents the potential period in a person’s life in which he or she is in a position of leadership.