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Archetype Definition

An archetype, is a distinctive character, an action or a situation also known as a symbol, in literature they often appear in the form of Characters, Symbols or motifs, Animals, Situations or plot forms, Themes, Settings or places. An archetype is a perfect example or model of something. If you have long blonde hair, a glittery ball gown, and a fairy godmother flying over your head, you're the archetype of a fairytale princess - Cinderella might be an archetype for girls in our culture.

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