I'm doing a project for my English 7-8 class and I need 8 different kinds of archetypes.

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There are many types of archetypes in literature. Archetypes refer to original patterns or characters on which other patterns or characters are based. Here are some common archetypes:

  1. The Hero: One who overcomes vulnerability and proves his or her courage and strength. Harry Potter is an example of a hero in literature, as are older types such as Odysseus in Homer's The Odyssey.
  2. The Innocent: This is a vulnerable and optimistic type who is naive and an idealist. This person can often be manipulated by other types.
  3. The Rebel: One who wants to challenge or disrupt existing systems and ways of doing things to establish something new or, in the case of criminals, something disruptive and dangerous.
  4. The Lover: This person is focused on intimacy, compassion, and connection with others and is often overcome by emotion. Romeo is an example.
  5. The Jester: This person lives to make others laugh and wants to liven up the moment with humor and levity. 
  6. The Sage: This person is committed to wisdom and to finding the truth and fighting against ignorance.
  7.  The Magician or Inventor: This person wants to create something new or magical and make visions become a reality.
  8. The Creator: This person is an artist who uses different forms of art to express an inner vision. 
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According to Merriam-Webster, an archetype is  "the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies :  prototypealso :  a perfect example".  I would be happy to provide you with eight different types of archetypes.

1. The hero (or heroine), one who is the epitome of goodness and perseveres to defeat "the bad guy"- Wesley from The Princess Bride. 

2. The innocent youth, one who needs protection because of their naivety or weakness - Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

3.  The doppelganger, someone who mirrors a character and fulfills their evil desires - Mr. Hyde from The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

4.  The villain, the character who does bad things because they are essentially warped - Mr. Potter from It's a Wonderful Life. 

5.  The scapegoat, the poor individual who takes the fall for all of life's mishaps - Snowball in Animal Farm. 

6.  The mentor, their purpose is to protect the main character - Korbin Dallas in The Fifth Element. 

7.  The sidekick, a complement to the main character - Tonto in The Lone Ranger. 

8.  The parent, someone who protects, guides, and nurtures - The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. 

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