Archetypes

Archetypes describe symbols that are universally recognized. They can appear in many different literary works as many characters are formed from one prototype. Questions on Archetypes in Literature or in everyday life can be asked here.

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Math and Arithmetic
Chemistry
Archetypes
Measuring Tools

What is the scientific symbol for a micrometer?

"µm" is the scientific symbol for micrometers (µ is the Greek lowercase letter "mu").

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Cars & Vehicles
Archetypes

What is the archetype for today's mass-produced automobile?

The Ford Model T.

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Books and Literature
King Arthur
The Once and Future King
Archetypes

Where is the carrion crow located in The Once and Future King?

It catches the arrow the Wart shoots in Book I, and is later seen sitting atop Morgan le Fay's castle. It is the weather vane atop Morgause's castle.

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Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
Archetypes

What does the archetypal symbol of Light represent?

Darkness and light in the classical canon typically represent two opposing forces of nature, whether good and evil, knowledge and ignorance, love and hate or happiness and despair.

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Name Origins
Literary Terminology
English Alphabet History
Archetypes

What is the Literary term that means quality of being comical?

sense of humor

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Ancient Religions
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
Hieroglyphics
Archetypes

What are Celtic symbols for brotherhood?

The typical Celtic symbol for brotherhood is the arrow, often depicted through traditional Celtic knotwork designs. It was believed warriors were the 'brothers of the arrow.' It is important to note many Celtic symbols are based on modern artist's designs as opposed to true Celtic tradition.

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Chemistry
Planet Jupiter
Archetypes
Boron

What is the scientific symbol of celluloid?

It doesn't have one as it can be made in a variety of ways.

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Religion & Spirituality
Planetary Science
The Moon
Archetypes

What is the symbolism of a sun and moon together?

  • In the uiniversal language of mind, the sun indicates awareness in superconscious mind. The moon indicates awareness in subconscious mind. Together would be a combination. Hightened awareness begins with the use of undivided attention with purpose.
  • In Chinese Characters, a sun and moon together means bright.
  • Pagans tend to use the sun as a representation of the god and the moon as a representation of the goddess. Seen together they are symbolic of the duality of deity, the equal balance of male and female as it is found in nature as well as the gods. This makes sense because in Spanish moon is luna feminine and sun is sol masculine.
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The Odyssey
Archetypes

How is Calypso an archetype in The Odyssey?

Calypso in The Odyssey, is portrayed as a lustful goddess obsessed with Odysseus, blind to his misery, personifying her as an enchantress, carrying misfortune upon Odysseus shoulder; bringing his destruction through her obsessive nature,with Odysseus being forced to bed with her.

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Books and Literature
Archetypes

What is the best archetype?

the best archetype i belive would have to be Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Batman Begins movie. ive watched it twice in class, and our teacher loves it because he is everything a hero should be, and plus, he is also human. unlike superman or spider man, Batman did not get bit by a spider, and did not come from the moon. therefore, Batman is the best Archetype out there.

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Archetypes

What is a creator archetype?

Someone who acts like a creator

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Sentence and Word Structure
Archetypes

How do you identify archetype in a sentence?

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Harry Potter
Harry Potter Movies
Archetypes

Who is the real Rubeus Hagrid?

It's Anthony Robert Macmillan

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Famous Quotations
Archetypes
O. Henry (William Sydney Porter)

What is 'the pail of suds' in O'Henry's 'The Cop and the Anthem'?

Beer. Some of us grew up calling beer suds.

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Germany in WW2
History of Australia
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
Archetypes

What does rosemary represent as a symbol from war?

Rosemary stands for remembrance, and so it is used to remember those who have given their lives in war.

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Flower Gardening
Hinduism
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
Archetypes

What is the symbolic meaning of using flowers during a Hindu puja?

Whatever is there on this earth is the creation of god. The most beautiful things, the most wonderful things on this earth and the best things on this earth should be offered to god. The most beautiful things on this earth is off course flowers. That's why it is used generously to offer to god. Not only that the precious things like gold, diamond and other precious stones and metals will be offered to god. This is just a way to serve the supreme godhead.

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Judaism
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
Archetypes

What does the Jewish symbol represent?

The most prominent Jewish symbol is usually called the Star of David, but this is a misnomer. The Hebrew is not Kochav David (Star of David) but Magen David (Shield of David). David was an Israelite King and a renowned warrior. The Shield of David is the emblem on the shield he brought with him into battle with Canaanite Tribes and the Philistines. It became a symbol of the protection that God gave to the Israelite Kingdom under his and Solomon's reigns. In more modern times it is seen as symbol of Jewish unity since Jews consider themselves to be descendants of the very Israelites that David protected with his Shield.

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Example Sentences
Archetypes

How do you use the word archetype in a sentence?

Carl Jung was famous for writing about male and female archetypes in a remarkably symbolic fashion.

Donald Trump has become an archetype of the successful businessman.

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Cars & Vehicles
Archetypes

What was the archetype for today's mass produced automobile?

The Ford Model T was the first truly mass produced automobile. It is arguably the ultimate Archetype for most complex mass produced items.

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Books and Literature
Example Sentences
Archetypes

What is an example of a hook in literature?

A hook in literature is a point in a story that grabs the reader's attention.

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Islam
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
Archetypes

Which Islamic symbol is at the top of the minaret?

Not all mosques have minarets and even if they do many will not have any Islamic symbol on top of it. However, as a means of tradition a crescent is placed on top of a minaret. This is however totally regardless of religion; Islam.
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Sentence and Word Structure
Example Sentences
Archetypes

How do you use archetype in a sentence?

The archetype of Prometheus is Frankenstein. (They are both Transgressors, which means the both push the limit of human knowledge just one is newer than the other)

White is an archetype that symbolizes virginity and purity among other things. There are many different archetypes, that is just one example.

Mr. O'Donnell is the archetype of Jean Jacks Rousseau.

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The Odyssey
Archetypes

What is an archetype in The Odyssey?

The 'Odyssey' itself if a form of archetype. That being, an epic journey with various conventions, such as the 'hero' character, the crossing of water, obstacles, supernatural elements -etc.

As for specific archetypes in the odyssey, it's best to simply consider character archetypes. Most, if not all of the characters in the Odyssey follow an archetype. Eg, Odysseus himself, the galliant and intelligent hero, Athene the mentor, the sirens as 'femme fatals' and Posidon as the antagonist, or 'baddie'.

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Conditions and Diseases
Hair
Aging and Life Extension
Archetypes

What are some important aspects of preventing cross infection?

washing hands and sterelising equipments washing hands and sterelising equipments

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Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
Syllable Count
Archetypes

What is spondee and pyrrhic syllables?

both of the words are di-syllabic

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