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    Comprehensive archetype list?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by BigStackPoker, May 4, 2012.

    I'm hoping one of you may know of an online resource that would include a fairly comprehensive list of (fantasy) fiction archetypes...

    I've been googling all the search terms I can come up with and haven't had much luck. I'm thinking I may have more success in a less dedicated website that just may happen to cover what I'm looking for.

    Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide!
     
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    A great discussion of archetypes that are relevant to literature can be found either in "The Hero With A Thousand Faces" by Campbell or "Writer's Journey" by Vogler.
    I don't know any online resource that discusses this topic in any reasonable detail, so I'd recommend you check out one of these books, both are excellent.
     
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    You can try scouring that tropes website. Not sure if they have a fantasy category, per se, though.
     
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    You can find everything and something more at TVTropes. Not exclusive to literature though.
     
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    That site is awesome! Thanks guys =)

    I appreciate the tip on the books, too, and I'll use those as a resource if this fails to meet my needs... but so far, so good!
     

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