Jordan Trippeer

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Maiden

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Maiden
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Female Archetypes

At long last we come to the final of the four major female archetypes – the Maiden. The Maiden is lamented and resented by some and worshipped and fetishized by others. Traditionally defined as an unmarried woman, she is young, naïve, free-spirited and untainted by the world, the Maiden represents the innocence, independence, and individuality […]

 Jordan Trippeer

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Mother

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Mother
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Female Archetypes

Next up in our survey of the four major female archetypes, we have the Mother.  The Mother, as you might expect, has been around since time immemorial. Even before a context was built around her for literary purposes, she existed in oral stories and the origin myths of goddesses, and before that at the very […]

 Jordan Trippeer

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Wild Woman

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Wild Woman
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Female Archetypes

As we continue exploring the four major female archetypes, Wise Woman, Wild Woman, Mother and Maiden, let’s consider the Wild Woman. The Wild Woman is perhaps the most dynamic, nebulous, and incomplete archetype of all. Depending on which Jungian psychologist you ask, the Wild Woman is instinctive and born of nature, or she is highly […]

 Jordan Trippeer

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Wise Woman

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Wise Woman
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Female Archetypes

Creative Screenwriting Magazine previously explored the four key male archetypes in storytelling – the warrior, the king, the magician, and the lover. As an extension to our articles on character archetypes, we’re focusing on the four main female character archetypes: Wise Woman / Crone Archetype Maiden Archetype Mother Archetype Wild Woman / Enchantress Archetype This […]