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 […]

 Jim

Exploring Male Character Archetypes – The Lover

Exploring Male Character Archetypes – The Lover
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Male Archetypes

The next male character archetype in our series is the lover. Ostensibly, these characters are primarily driven by heightened animalistic passion, desire, lust, and sexuality. There is more substance to the lover archetype than romance and sex. They are deep empaths that tap into the untold feelings of those around them. Lovers process life events […]

 Jim

Exploring Male Character Archetypes – The Magician

Exploring Male Character Archetypes – The Magician
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Male Archetypes

Now that we’ve explored the Warrior, the King, and the Lover male character archetypes, we can discuss the fourth and final in our series on these characters – the Magician. This archetype is arguably the most playful and underappreciated of them all since they are considered the bridge between boyhood and manhood and are frequently […]